Zion church hosts world renowned pianist

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Catherine Vickers warms up her fingers for a concert at the Zion United Church. Proceeds from the event will go to restoring the churches organ pictured in the back.

Anyone heading down to the Zion United Church tonight will be treated to a rare and intimate performance from one of Saskatchewan’s best homegrown concert pianists.

Catherine Vickers grew up in Regina and has familial connections to the city of Moose Jaw. After studying piano in both Regina and Edmonton, Vickers received a grant from the Canada Council to continue her studies in Germany.

“That was wonderful of course for me to enter a country where, culturally, one speaks of the land of thinkers and poets and writers and composers,” she said. “That was certainly something I was eager to experience.”

Vickers has since become a professor at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Frankfurt, but came back recently for an upcoming performance in Saskatoon.

However, upon hearing of her return, members at the Zion United Church were anxious to have her grace their stage.

“She has played in Moose Jaw twice before,” said Ruth Sutherland. “When we heard she was available we just jumped at it.”

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Zion United Church, Canada Council, University of Music Performing Arts Times-Herald

Geographic location: Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Edmonton Germany Frankfurt Saskatoon

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