On many occasions, The Peninsula Singers bring additional musicians on stage to deepen our sound and create the magic. Here are some of our favourites from previous concerts.
The Peninsula Singers are delighted that Margaret Dzbik accepted the invitation to join our small “Pit Orchestra” as a guest musician for this concert series. Originally from Poland, she is a graduate of Victoria University. A violin teacher and a professional violinist for over 20 years, including seven years with the Victoria Symphony, she is also trained in choral, strings and band conducting. She was a Sessional Instructor at the University of Victoria and has been teaching in Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools in District 61. Margaret is also a busy mother of 2 daughters, and she enjoys hiking, reading, and travelling. We welcome her to our celebration of the music and magic of Disney!
Michael came to Canada in 1999 to open a drum store in Nanaimo. He has played with Oceanside’s Arrowsmith Big Band since 2001, and has worked with numerous productions all over Central Vancouver Island.
Elin R. Williams began studying the recorder at age 9. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Early Music – Recorder Performance. Elin completed her Master’s of Library Science and is currently Music Librarian at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and continues to perform.
Alexandra Yates, studied violin with Joan Milkson of The National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and was accepted to study Operatic Studies in Australia. Currently, Lexa collaborates and writes for local artists, and teaches from her private studio in Sidney. She enjoys working with her students of all ages.
Roger was first drawn to the pipes as a youngster. His grandparents had a cottage, and a piper used to play early in the morning at sunrise. Roger has previously performed at the Mary Winspear Centre for a Canada Day immigration ceremony and for numerous Rotary events.