March 4, 2012
Passion together at the Cultch March 11
Released by Ann Goodswaard, CACC
sensual sounds of the cello will fill the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre on
March 11, 2012 at 2:30pm.
Concert soloist and talented chamber musician, Joel Stobbe, currently the
principal cellist of the Vancouver Island Symphony, treats us to the magical
sounds of this wonderful string instrument in Fire and Passion, the second
performance in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Rain Mountain Series.
Presented in partnership between The Chilliwack Academy of Music and The
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society, Fire and Passion will delight
classical music lovers with the incredible talent of Stobbe and seven other
cellists who will accompany him in this breathtaking concert.
This amazing bowed string instrument, the cello, can evoke a deep emotional
response when its formidable notes fill the air. Showcased either as a solo
instrument or in the string section of an orchestra this fantastic
instrument’s ability to resonate sound right through us will captivate
audience members as they are drawn into the magical sounds produced by
Stobbe and his fellow cellists in this spectacular event.
Born and raised in Prince George, Stobbe received his Artistic Diploma of
Music Performance from the Augsburg Conservatory of Music in Germany. This
Canadian born cellist is an active performer, recording artist, and chamber
director with rave international acclaim and has performed both as a soloist
and with chamber groups throughout Europe.
Once returning to Canada, Stobbe became a co-founder of the Borealis Strings
Quartet with whom he has toured extensively, performing throughout Canada
and the United States and broadcasting frequently on radio and television
stations. Stobbe has recently furthered his teaching and solo careers by
taking the position of coordinator of Advanced Programming, head of the
String Department, and Cello teacher at the Langley Community Music School.
The spellbinding atmosphere created in this incredible display of talent
will showcase an abundantly talented ensemble of cellists as they rotate the
principal role performing a repertoire of familiar classical music including
pieces like Astor Piazzolla’s La Muerte del Angel and Franz Liszt’s
Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2. Treat yourself to a delightful feast of sound with
Fire and Passion on March 11, book your seat today!
The generous sponsors that have helped bring this amazing talent to The
Chilliwack Cultural Centre are Bronze Sponsors: Fraser Valley Custom
Printers and Sutton Group Showplace Realty. Our Media Sponsor: the
Chilliwack Times. Our Government Sponsors: the British Columbia Arts
Council, The Province of British Columbia and the City of Chilliwack we
thank you all for your support.
your tickets early for this classical treat Fire & Passion by calling the
Centre Box Office at 604.391.SHOW(7469) or visit the friendly agents
Monday-Friday 9:30am-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm. Tickets are
also available online at