Join the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus at its 71st annual Spring Concert, on March 7th, 2015 at 8 PM at the Winspear Centre! The U of A Mixed Chorus was founded in 1944 by Gordon Clark, a medical student, who wanted to bring together students who shared his love for music and singing. Sixty nine years later, that tradition continues. Led by conductor Dr. Robert de Frece, the UAMC is pleased to present an engaging repertoire of both high-energy and gently beautiful choral works that we have been affectionately working on since December. Some of the highlighted works include Stephen Chatman’s ‘The Grand Hotel,’ Keith Hampton’s ‘Praise His Holy Name!’ ‘Shenandoah,’ and an incredibly fun medley from the musical ‘Ragtime.’
Featured with the UAMC are the Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers. Founded by Dr. Robert de Frece in 1988, the Handbell Ringers have dazzled and entertained audiences with their quick hands and beautiful tones. This group plays one of largest collections of handbells and chimes in Canada. The Handbell Ringers will be playing “Syncopated Clock,” and a specially commissioned arrangement of “Belle of the Ball.” Both pieces were composed by Leroy Anderson whose works were often showcased by the Boston Pops Orchestra.
The UAMC is one of the University’s oldest groups. Each season, its members come together to share a love of music, under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Robert de Frece. For almost 71 years the UAMC has created beautiful music, and shared it with the community in the spirit of those who founded the group in 1944.
Tickets to the Spring Concert are currently available through current choristers, or through contacting us directly on our website, Facebook page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Shortly, tickets will also be available from Tix on the Square. They are $18 for adults and $15 for students or seniors.