Join the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus at the first of its Annual Spring Concerts, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Faith and Life Chapel at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose.
Founded in 1944 by University of Alberta students, the UAMC is one of the University’s oldest groups, this year celebrating its 70th anniversary. Each season, its members come together to share their love of music under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Robert de Frece.
In this concert, the Chorus will present a retrospective program featuring works performed over the UAMC’s seven-decade history, ranging from the motets of the Renaissance and early Baroque periods to selections from the Broadway musical, The Sound of Music. The program will include works by Byrd, Schütz, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms and early 20th century English part songs by Stanford and Elgar.
Featured with the UAMC are the Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers, who have enjoyed a musical partnership with the UAMC for 26 years. This group plays one of largest collections of handbells and chimes in Canada. The Handbell Ringers will play an exciting arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Allegro for organ, based on a movement from a concerto for 2 violins by Vivaldi, Anita’s Dance from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg, and Jazz Pizzicato by Leroy Anderson.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors and $45 for a family. They are available only at the door.
Proceeds from this concert will be used to support the Augustana Choir’s tour to Halifax, Nova Scotia in May for the Association of Canadian Choral Communities biennial Podium conference.
For further information, call the Augustana Music Office, ph 780-679-1532.