U of L Singers highlight busy weekend

The University of Lethbridge Singers will be front and centre this weekend as they present Into the Light, Saturday night, 8 p.m. at Southminster Church.

Conducted by Dr. Janet Youngdahl, the concert takes its title from Eric Whiteacre's extraordinary Lux Arumque. The into the light theme continues with several Easter-related works, including passion motets by Renaissance masters Orlando Di Lasso and Carlo Gesualdo, and the performance of Bach Cantata #4 Christ lag in Todesbanden with organist Chellan Hoffman, as special guest.

The concert also includes the premiere of a brand new work by U of L music major Jesse Plessis entitled, The Bend in the Road, which features guest percussionists.

Concert tickets for the U of L Singers' presentation of Into the Light are priced at $15 for regular admission and $10 student/senior at the
U of L Box Office (403-329-2616) and at the door.

Other weekend happenings at the University include the Anti-Racism Workshop, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Andy's Place (AH100). Presented by the Student Action Collective, a working group of the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group, the workshop is intended to provide participants with the knowledge, tools and skills that can be used to prevent discrimination and create schools and communities that welcome and value diversity.

The cost to attend the workshop is $15 per person and that includes lunch.

The Taking Action for Indigenous Languages symposium concludes Saturday with a full schedule of events. The symposium brings together agencies, students, language activists and community people who work in the area of Indigenous language revitalization and education. A key priority of this conference is to facilitate language planning within each of the nine language groups in the province.

The symposium features keynote addresses from Dr. Barb Laderoute, Narcisse Blood, Ryan Heavy Head and Andrea Bear-Nicholas.

Finally, the Organization of Residents Students presents the Birthday Bash cabaret Saturday night in the Zoo. Doors open at 9 p.m. with tickets priced at $5 apiece. Government and Student ID are required and just one guest per U of L student will be admitted.