Wind and Song to open Wind Orchestra season

The air at Southminster Church is sure to stir with music during Wind and Song, Nov. 27 at
8 p.m. at the University Wind Orchestra's first performance of the season.

"Vox Musica is joining us on stage for three selections," says Glenn Klassen, music director for Vox Musica and the University Wind Orchestra.
"We are performing Dry Your Tears Afrika and Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams and a classic choral arrangement of Salvation is Created by Tschesnokoff."

With its almost 100 voices, Vox Musica choir consists of community singers and University students.

Other selections on the program include Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliette and Gordon Jacob's arrangement of William Byrd Suite.

"William Byrd Suite, as arranged by Jacobs, is a magnificent piece going back 400 years, but recomposed for wind orchestra, transforming it into a bigger, more colourful work," says Klassen.

The Wind Orchestra is also preparing for their concert Glory and Grandeur, set
for Mar. 6, 2010.

Tickets for Wind and Song are available at the University Box Office (403-329-2616) and at the door.