A cellobration takes place at Gore Bay Museum

A 4 Cellos ‘Cellobration concert’ was hosted by the Gore Bay Museum on July 28. In photo, left to right, is Elliott Cheney, Alexandra Lee, Carey Cheney and Livingston Cheney.

GORE BAY—Diverse was the word to describe the concert put on by the 4 Cellos ‘Cellobration Concert,’ which included the musically gifted members of the Cheney family, Carey, Elliott and Livingston, and Alexandra Lee, held at the Gore Bay Museum July 28.

The afternoon of classic music included the works of J.S. Bach, G. Crumb, A. Dvorak, G. Telemann, Kari Heinrich Juusela and L. Boccherini. It also included a song written by Livingston Cheney on his memories of spending his summers growing up on Manitoulin Island-specifically Tobacco Lake—as a youngster.

“It is a real pleasure to come back here to play today,” Ms. Cheney told the packed museum crowd. “Thanks to Nicole (Weppler, museum curator) for arranging everything.”

After a short intermission, Ms. Cheney then introduced, “the more easy listening part of our performance concert.”

The Cellos performed several show tunes, including ‘Bella Notte,’ ‘Mister Sandman,’ ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ and ‘Bile them Cabbage Down.’

“We’ve been playing concerts at the museum since 2010, although we didn’t hold a concert last year,” Ms. Cheney told the Recorder. She added that the family has had a cottage at Tobacco Lake since 1968.

“I loved the concert,” said Sharon MacDonald, a neighbour of the Cheney family at her cottage on Tobacco Lake. “They’ve held concerts at the museum a number of times. I love their music and was happy to see how they mixed things up with the last quarter of the show made up of show tunes.”