TWU Orchestra and Concert Band go on tour.

Concert will be performed in Victoria and Vancouver.

Each spring, the Trinity Western University Orchestra and Concert Band offer the gift of music to audiences in the Fraser Valley. But this year, the concert roster has a twist. In addition to performing in Langley and Abbotsford, TWU band and orchestra members will be packing up their instruments and trekking across the water to Victoria where they will present an exciting program of classical concertos and dance music to island audiences.

The orchestra's portion of the program features two talented senior students, Betty-Ann Vroom and Michelle Kim. Vroom, a native of Abbotsford, will make her first appearance with the orchestra as piano soloist, performing Mozart's famous Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor. Vroom is a long-time student of Dr. Betty Suderman, a well-known Abbotsford piano teacher. Kim, a student from Seoul, Korea, will play the solo flute in the Saint-Saëns Romance for Flute and Orchestra.

Dr. Allan Thorpe will lead the concert band as they perform an eclectic dance program. The music will range from the serene beauty of Swan Lake to the hard-driving "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Marc Shaiman's Hairspray. Thorpe, a University of Victoria alumnus, is excited to showcase Trinity Western's large instrumental ensembles on Vancouver Island for the first time.

In Victoria:

Date: Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Emmanuel Baptist Church (March 20th) and St. John the Divine Anglican Church (March 21st)
Cost: Admission by donation; suggested donation of $5.00
Contact: Shayna Leenstra p: 604-513-2173 e:

In Vancouver:

Date: Friday April 3rd and Saturday April 4th
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Langley (April 3rd) and Peace Lutheran Church, Abbotsford (April 4th)
Cost: Admission by donation; suggested donation of $5.00
Contact: Shayna Leenstra p: 604-513-2173 e:

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: 2009-03-12
Author: Erin Mussolum