Anne McDougall, Concertmaster

Anne McDougall – Concertmaster of the Sooke Philharmonic

When Anne McDougall moved to Sooke about a year ago, she knew exactly what she was in for. She had been coming out from Edmonton for a winter break for several years, and while here would help out her former teacher, mentor and colleague, Norman Nelson, by playing in the Sooke Orchestra. She played as concertmaster for two programmes in each of the two seasons before her move, and before that, would sit in with the first violins, if she happened to be here. One memorable concert, she jumped in to replace Sue Innes, our Principal Second, who had unfortunately fallen down the stairs and had broken a rib. Continue reading


World-renowned soprano Nancy Argenta takes the stage with the SPO

Soprano Nancy Argenta’s ethereal voice has enchanted audiences on four continents, and now she brings her acclaimed talent to Sooke (February 25) and Metchosin (February 26) for two concerts with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO). Continue reading