Program of Events

A big hello to all Jane Austen Vancouver Region members:

As we continue our “lockdown” protocol, join us for the upcoming “virtual” meeting in December. To participate in our Zoom presentations, please email the Regional Coordinator at

Dec. 12:  Jane’s “virtual” birthday bash!

A special musical program commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. Our guest presenter is Jesse Read, a specialist in 18th century music. Mr. Read has performed as Principal Bassoon with several well-known orchestras including the Pacific Baroque, the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestras, the Metropolitan Opera National Company, the San Francisco Opera, the Spring Orchestra, the North Hollands Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Curio Ensemble, and the Vancouver Chamber Winds. His presentation is entitled “Harmony and Melody in Jane Austen’s World.”

AND, as a special addition to the festivities which includes a slice of (yum) birthday cake and a glass of wine to toast the birthday girl, members are encouraged to wear Jane Austen-era hats or other headwear with the possibility of a group “Zoom” photo of attendees adorned in their finest Regency-inspired chapeaux.

Jan. 2021 – no meeting.

First meeting of 2021 will be on Feb. 13.