Welcome back Hiromi!
We’re delighted to announce that the very talented Hiromi Bradshaw has returned to Christ Church Gabriola as our church musician. Hiromi is well known to many of us having previously served as the musician for both St. Martin of Tours Anglican and Gabriola United Church. She leads congregational singing during worship services on both the piano and organ. Hiromi accompanies our re-energized church choir under the direction of Don Butt.
The Christ Church Gabriola choir is under the direction of Don Butt, BScPhm MD CCFP FCFP. Don is a member of the Malaspina and Island Consort choirs in Nanaimo. He is also an accomplished flautist and photographer.
The Christ Church Gabriola Ensemble is a new group which practices before church on Sunday and which helps us learn new worship songs.
Guest musicians and vocalists are invited to participate in worship services throughout the year. Members who contribute special music are James Hollis on guitar, Karen Hollis on cello, Charlie Blackburn on clarinet, Lisa Griffith on piano, Don Butt on flute, Pat Armstrong on violin and Alannah Dow on cello.
Listen to the beautiful performance of Haydn Trio #1 First Movement (see above)that we were privileged to enjoy Sunday, June 16, 2019, during the service.