Gemini to open DoReTEA concert series

Staff writer
April 18, 2014 01:00 AM

Gemini opens up the second DoReTEA concert series at Living Faith Lutheran Church on Friday, April 25.

Having received so many accolades on the quality of the concerts and the wonderful experience of the afternoon cream teas that followed, it was a no-brainer to put together a second season of the DoReTEA concert series at Living Faith Lutheran Church.

The little white church in Davis Bay provides an intimate space to allow the audiences to feel totally involved with the musicians and their music. The concerts and the teas are once again scheduled on the last Friday in April, May and June.

Gemini will be performing first on April 25. This very gifted multi-talented sister duo, Valerie-Anne Rutter and Julie Rutter, are creating an eclectic musical experience that travels from Renaissance to Rag-time.

Their ability to synchronize so naturally with the combination of the various instruments possibly stems from being identical twins. They will be playing four-hand piano, and collaborating to combine Julie's finesse on the flute and Val's mastery of recorders with the keyboard.

Gemini has a reputation for passionate committed playing and sensitive musical artistry. They share their obvious genuine love and joy of making music with their audiences with informative descriptions of the music and entertaining anecdotes.

Born and educated in Britain, the twins received diplomas with first class honours and distinction. They have performed in many recitals in concert series and music festivals in Europe and in Canada as a duo performing on CBC radio. Gemini's first CD was nominated for best classical album in the West Coast Music Awards. They live in Sechelt as next-door neighbours and both enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels.

Tickets that include the tea are $25, available at Swish in Gibsons Landing, the Visitor Information Centre in Sechelt and EarthFair in Madeira Park, at the door or reserve with Lisa by calling 604-741-9943. A limited number of concert only tickets are available for $15 by calling Lisa.

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