The Royal Roads University Archives is pleased to partner with the West Shore Arts Council to present a concert of Elinor Dunsmuir's music and milieu, and a screening of the documentary Whatever the Cost: Hatley Park and the Dunsmuirs.
Soprano Elizabeth Gerow, well known to Victoria audiences, will be featured along with pianist Erin Zipper.
Gerow has extensively researched the life and music of Elinor Dunsmuir, the fifth child of James and Laura Dunsmuir. Her performance includes several of Dunsmuir’s songs and information about Dunsmuir’s life and musical inspiration.
Elinor Dunsmuir was a talented musician and composer and had some of her work published. Most of the music featured in the afternoon performance has not been heard since Dunsmuir performed more than 80 years ago.
A Q&A with Archivist Jenny Seeman and filmmakers David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew follows the screening.
Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, contact Jenny Seeman.