Live Music for Christmas
Conductor Dr. Tom Staples and his band of merry musicians are willing to bring Christmas cheer.
Book now to have live music for your Christmas social. The U of L Wind Orchestra has a wide variety of small ensembles willing to perform at your Christmas function, be it a corporate social or informal house party. Groups include a clarinet choir, flute ensemble, sax quartet, trombone ensemble, brass quintet and a mallet percussion ensemble.
For a minimum donation of $100 per half hour, the ensemble of your choice will perform a variety of music for you and your guests. All the details are arranged in advance. To book live music for your Christmas social, call Jobina Antochow, administrative support, Departments of Music and New Media, at 403-329-2495.
The funds raised support the U of L Wind Orchestra’s spring tour to communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Creative Gift Ideas
If you are looking for creative Christmas gift ideas, consider tickets to a Faculty of Fine Arts event. These gifts are inexpensive, easy to give, don’t require house-training and offer a variety of choices, including:
Jan. 17 to 18 • Oedipus Loves You by Pan Pan Theatre (Now Showing Series)
Contemporary theatre from Ireland comes to the U of L.
Jan. 25 to 27 • Education Is Our Right by Drew Hayden Taylor
Borrowing from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the play follows a minister of Indian affairs as he encounters the spirits of education past, present and future.
Feb. 2 • Cellist Tido Janssen (Music) and Pianist Stacy Kwak (Music) in Concert
Feb. 13 to 17 • The Lark by Jean Anouilh
The Lark is a play celebrating the wonder and joy of Joan of Arc’s life as she is tried by political and church authorities eager to condemn her.
March 1 to 3 • The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart
Figaro and his beloved must unravel a complex tangle of misunderstandings before they can tie the knot in this operatic masterpiece of jealousy, love, forgiveness, humour and profundity.
March 4 • Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Now Showing Series)
March 20 to 24 • Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, this is the defining American play of this generation. Note: Coarse language, sexual themes and nudity
March 22 • The Orchid Ensemble
The internationally acclaimed fusion ensemble blends traditional Chinese instruments with western percussion.
April 3 • 40 Something...
Celebrating the U of L’s 40th Anniversary
Concert features the U of L Singers, Vox Musica and the premiere of a new choral work by Professor Emeritus Dean Blair.
Call the Box Office at 329-2616 for tickets, but don’t delay – the Box Office is closed after Dec. 9.
U of L Communications and Public Relations Contact:
Bob Cooney, Communications and PR Officer (403) 382-7173