Sunday, April 3 [7:30 pm], Augustana Faith & Life Chapel
Sangkor Women’s Ensemble (Dr. Brendan Lord, director) holds their annual Spring Recital.
SANGKOR SPRING RECITAL!
Sangkor Women’s Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brendan Lord with Tova Olson, piano and percussion, presents it’s annual spring concert on Sunday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Faith & Life Chapel on Augustana Campus. The concert will feature special guest soloists and the women of The Augustana Choir.
Sangkor Women’s Ensemble invites you to this evening of choral music for the treble voice. The program will feature selected pieces from Sangkor’s winter repertoire, including Robert Schumann’s beautiful Mädchenlieder and two recently released pieces by Finnish composer Jussi Chydenius. Sangkor is pleased to share the stage with the women of The Augustana Choir and with Camrose’s Tova Olson for a memorable evening.
Brendan Lord, originally from Camrose, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music) degree from Augustana University College, and Master and Doctor of Music degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta. While studying for the Doctor of Music degree, Dr. Lord was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship, and a University of Alberta President’s Award. His thesis, entitled Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year and Other Works for Chorus and Keyboard, was awarded Choral Canada’s 2014 national award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation. Dr. Lord is recognized for his unique blend of artistic and administrative abilities, and works frequently in both capacities. As administrator, he is Executive Director of Choir Alberta and Project Manager for Podium 2016, Canada’s national choral conference and festival. Artistically, Dr. Lord has worked with choirs of varying ages and abilities including the Sherwood Park Festival Singers, the Edmonton Public School Board’s All-City Children’s Choir, and the Cantilon Children’s Choir. He has served in the past as interim director of Sangkor and The Augustana Choir and has been a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta (North and Augustana campuses) where he taught courses in the areas of conducting, music theory, and musicianship.
For further information about the Sangkor Spring Recital, please call the Augustana Music Office (ph. 780-679-1532). Tickets can be purchased at the door: $20 (adults); $15 (students/seniors/children).