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In memory of Victoria Megalos

Posted December 23, 2016 by Julie-Anne Saroyan

Steven Wilkes, Vancouver Symphony Assistant Principal violist remembers Victoria Megalos. Vicky came to Vancouver, via Montreal, at the start of the 1970-71 Vancouver Symphony season.  We were stand partners in the viola section for several years.  After finishing her orchestra career, she col...

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Member Feature – David Sinclair

Posted December 09, 2016 by Julie-Anne Saroyan

What are your musical activities? What genres of music do you play? I play with various artists, including my guitar and harmonica duo ‘David Sinclair and Keith Bennett’, musical theatre shows, studio sessions both in studio or tracks over the internet. I play many genres, other than classical...

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Member Feature – Ron Thompson

Posted December 09, 2016 by Julie-Anne Saroyan

Thoughts by Ron Thompson. What are your musical activities? What genres of music do you play?  I think of myself as an "Urban Utility Musician". I work mostly as a sideman for various bandleaders and an accompanist for many singers. I often work as a solo guitarist, mostly providing backgr...

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In Memory of Robert (Bob/Bobby) Arthur Hales

Posted December 03, 2016 by Julie-Anne Saroyan

With profound sadness the Hales family announces the sudden passing of Bob/Bobby on October 15, 2016, at 82 years of age. He was a devoted husband to spouse Marj, best dad ever to daughters Karen, Cheryl and Kim, as well as a caring, supportive and fun grandpa to four grandchildren: Nadin...

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Doug Edwards: The humblest of the great

Posted December 03, 2016 by Julie-Anne Saroyan

“I often feel like music is like the ocean, that there’s so much of it that if you want some you can just dip your hand in. If you want to write a song you can just scoop up some and there it is.” Doug Edwards VMA lost another beloved pioneer member November 11 when Doug Edwards died...

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