Concert raises funds for victims of Rock Creek wildfire

Event takes place this Friday, Aug. 28 in Abbotsford

Calvin Dyck

Calvin Dyck

A concert on Friday, Aug. 28 in Abbotsford raises funds for people affected by the Rock Creek wildfire.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., and is held in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

The event features Abbotsford violinist and director Calvin Dyck, who is joined by Christopher Lee, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York and principal clarinet for the Vancouver Island Symphony; Lee Duckles, former principal cello for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Carmen Hollett, pianist with Trinity Western University choirs; and the West Coast String Quartet.

The program includes music from Mozart, Weber, Hummel and Schumann, as well as a comedy and swing piece by Professor Teddy Bor, a clarinet solo by A. Schriener and a cello solo by Marc Summer.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted by Habitat for Humanity, which is helping those who have lost homes due to the Rock Creek fire.

Local sponsor Columbia Cabinets is covering all the costs for the concert.