TWU Choirs Perform at Cultural Olympiad

Trinity Western’s Choirs often receive high praise for their performances. This spring, they celebrate another honour, when they'’ll participate in the Cultural Olympiad 2008, a seven-week event supported by the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Committee.

TWU student vocalists have been invited by the Vancouver Chamber Choir (VCC) to perform Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Pergolesi’s StabatMater on March 21 with the CBC Radio Orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Jon Washburn of VCC, with whom Trinity Western’s Choirs have established a long-standing relationship.

"To have this concert selected by VANOC for the Cultural Olympiad can be attributed in part to the strong collaborative bond that has been built between TWU Choirs and Vancouver Chamber Choir over many years," says Wes Janzen, TWU’s Director of Choral Activities. “"I’ am delighted that our singers have the privilege of singing in this concert."”

The Cultural Olympiad 2008, which includes more than 300 performances and 10 exhibitions that celebrate Canada’'s cultural diversity, sets the stage for the Olympic Games which come to Vancouver in two years.

Read more about this concert here.

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biotechnology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.





Last Updated: 2009-02-04
Author: Fred Devries