Drum up some fun with the Classical Percussion Ensemble! Featuring a program stuffed with percussive musical offerings, this popular concert kicks off a joyful Christmas season in the University Theatre, Nov. 27 at 8 pm.
“We are featuring a ‘cast of thousands’, performing a fun version of The 12 Days of Christmas,” says director, Adam Mason. “Each day of the 12 days is performed by a different U of L group in a different style, with performances by Dr. Janet Youngdahl (soprano), U of L Singers and Women’s Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, Low Brass Studio, as well as the Global Drums Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble.”
He adds with a smile, “We’re also excited to welcome some special guests, all the way from the hills of West Virginia, Hezekiah Moats and the Soggy Bottom Boys! There will be plenty of funny and fun-filled moments for people of all ages.”
The concert also features a hauntingly beautiful collaboration of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, performed by the Global Drums Marimba Choir, U of L Singers and Women’s Chorus. Adam Mason’s tropically inspired Trini Yellowtail makes its Canadian debut during the evening as well. “We are also performing some pieces of traditional African drumming as we break in our new instruments recently acquired from Ghana!” says Mason.
To experience the energy of the Classical Percussion Ensemble, get your tickets at the University Box Office Monday – Friday, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, or by calling (403) 329-2616. New this year the ability to purchase regular tickets online: uleth.ca/tickets. Tickets are $15 Regular and $10 for seniors, students and children.