TWU Concert Band and Orchestra perform musical showcase for Fraser Valley

TWU Concert Band and Orchestra Showcase takes place on November 14th and 21st.

On the evenings of November 14th and 21st Trinity Western University's Concert Band and Orchestra will be performing a varied and exciting program of music to Fraser Valley audiences. The concert band will present staples of the classical repertoire, such as music from Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger, as well as more popular selections, including music from the Pixar movie The Incredibles.

Conductor Dr. Allan Thorpe says, "I'm very excited about the instrumentation that we have this term in TWU's Concert Band. The individual tone colors and carefully honed musicianship that each member brings to this ensemble make every rehearsal a pleasure. Our portion of the program will focus on thoughts of celebration, joy and thankfulness...all presented with a certain joie de vivre."

The centerpiece of the orchestra's program is one of Joseph Haydn's best known works, the London Symphony (No. 104). Conductor Dr. Jon Thompson remarks, "this symphony is wonderfully crafted but fresh and at times even folk-like in its appeal. Our fine string and woodwind sections are on full display in this masterwork." The lighthearted and stirring Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms will also feature in the orchestral portion of the evening.

Event at a glance:

Event:              TWU Concert Band and Orchestra Showcase

Date:                Friday, November 14th and Friday, November 21st

Time:               7:30 pm  

Location:         Nov 14th, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Langley; Nov 21st, Peace Lutheran Church, Abbotsford

Cost:                Admission is by donation (suggested donation is $5.00).  

Contact:           For more information contact Shayna Leenstra at 604-513-2173 or email:

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 41undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 17 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.


Last Updated: 2008-10-29
Author: Jon Thompson