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Concordia announces upcoming concerts

April 10, 2013 No Comment

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EDMONTON – Concordia University College of Alberta is setting the stage for a number of musical events over the coming weeks.

This Thursday (April 12 at 7:00 p.m.) in Concordia Seminary Chapel is “All Things Bright and Beautiful.” The concert features Bella Voce Women’s Choir of Edmonton and director Dr. Joy Berg, as well as Megan Kan on harp and Rev. Lorne Manweiler on piano and organ. The program features music for women by composers from Fauré to Ellingboe, from the Romantic to the contemporary.

On April 14 at 4:00 p.m., CUCA’s School of Music and the Chaplain’s Department will host its second Worship and Music Symposium Mini event. Visiting scholar Dr. Helen Pietsch will be presenting sacred music from Australian composers suitable for choir and congregational singing. Participants will meet in the Welcome Centre, and will sing through the music while learning about the background of the composers and the sacred pieces. The entrance fee is $10 ($5 for members of the Alberta Church Musicians Group), and will be collected at the door. Participants will leave with resources in hand as well as creative ideas. (This year’s full Worship and Music Symposium will take place August 2-3 and is entitled “New Wine in Old Wineskins: Bringing Tradition into the 21st Century.”)

Next up in April is “Earth Teach Me,” a concert of sacred and secular music reflecting on our relationships to the earth, to others, and to God. The event features the Concordia Community Chorus along with the Suzuki String Orchestra and Montrose School Choir, Rev. Lorne Manweiler on organ, and members of the Edmonton Suzuki Flute and Recorder Society. The concert will take place April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in CUCA’s Tegler Student Centre.

Near the end of this month, the Concordia Concert Choir, directed by Dr. John Brough, will return from its tour of southern Alberta and eastern British Columbia for an Edmonton performance. “Praise His Holy Name!” presents music of praise, glory and thanksgiving through varied styles, ranging from works by Baroque composers Vivaldi and Schütz to contemporary composers Hogan and Rutter. The event takes place April 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037-84 Avenue, Edmonton).

Tickets for all the three concerts are $15 (adults) and $12 (seniors and students), can be purchased through Tix on The Square, Concordia Student Accounts, or at the door. In the case of “Earth Teach Me,” a family rate of $40 will also be available at the door.

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