Celebrate Mexican independence

Concert in Oak Bay to feature Latin music inspired by today's (Sept. 16) anniversary

A concert by the Diemahler String Quartet, featuring the music of Latin and Mexican composers, is being staged Saturday (Sept. 17) to mark Mexico’s independence day.

Mexico declared its independence from Spain on Sept. 16, 1810. The day is known as El Grito (the cry) and is celebrated with traditional food, music and dance.

Saturday’s concert, presented by the Victoria Mexican Circle Association, happens at St. Mary’s church, 1701 Elgin Rd., starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the McPherson box office or by calling 250-386-6121.