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Summer Garden Concert 1: Les Délices de la Solitude

July 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This is our first “real concert” since the month of March! It will be set in the beautiful garden of Dr. Lloyd Howard and organized in accordance with provincial sanitary recommendations.

This concert will be on on Sunday, 12 July at 2:30 p.m. The Society is grateful to Dr. Howard for the use of his garden on this occasion.

The concert will feature Martin Bonham, baroque cello, Katrina Russell, bassoon and Andrew Clark, natural horn. The programme is entitled Les Délices de la Solitude, originally the name of a collection of sonatas for bassoon and basso continuo by Michel Corrette (1707-95). Two sonatas from this collection are included in the concert together with works by François Couperin, Bach, Handel and the seldom-heard Joseph Saggione (c. 1680-1733).

Dr. Howard’s garden will be divided for this occasion into twenty-one social-distancing “pods.” Each pod can accommodate up to three people from the same household. If you wish to attend, please email hcazes@uvic.ca to reserve your spot and get directions. Please do not reserve a place unless you are certain you will attend since places are so limited and the musicians’ income depends on maximizing the size of the audience. Admission is by donation, please be generous since all proceeds will go to the musicians. Donations, all of which will benefit the artists in these difficult times, can be made through Canada Helps:

  • An usher will meet you at the garden gate and direct you and the members of your household (three people in total) to a spot in the garden.
  • Dr. Howard’s garden is not wheelchair accessible but stairs can be avoided.
  • There will be no public washroom.
  • The use of masks is optional but strongly encouraged.
  • Please, bring your own chair or blanket (none will be provided).
  • Feel free to arrive at 2:00 and enjoy the beautiful grounds prior to the concert.


July 12
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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Victoria, British Columbia Canada