Canada 150 – A Musical Celebration – April 29, 2017

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Regina Philharmonic Chorus presents a concert of singers of all ages, with a very strong connection to Saskatchewan!

Special Guest – Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofeld

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 pm
Knox-Metropolitan United Church

General admission: $30
Students: $15
Under 12: $5

Tickets are available ONLINE, from Bach & Beyond (1724 Badham Blvd), members of the chorus, or at the door.

Music includes:

  • Canadian folk songs like Song for the Mira
  • Songs by Reginans Robert Ursan & Thomas Schudel
  • Magnificat by Canadian composer Imant Raminsh
  • Mass of the Children by John Rutter

Featuring:

Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Hendricksen, bass-baritone
Cantate Senior Choir
Luther College Girls Choir
Deborah Nelson, director
Tanya Bergen, organ
Alison Purdy, piano

Hart Godden, conductor

Born and raised in Regina, Juno-nominated and Dora award-winning mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig is an artist whose charm, warmth and easy sense of humour are perfect for the stage.

Andrea has been hailed by Halifax Chronicle Herald as having “tones of silver and gold”. She has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company in numerous roles including Nireno in Handel’s Julius Caesar, Flora in The Turn of the Screw and Liesgen in Bach’s Coffee Cantata. Andrea has also performed Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Kindred Spirits Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with Symphony New Brunswick, Mozart’s Requiem with the Thunder Bay Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9th with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with The Amadeus Choir of Toronto and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus. Andrea is delighted to be singing with RPC again.

Reginan bass-baritone, Joshua Hendricksen, is thrilled to be making his Regina Philharmonic Chorus debut. Joshua previously appeared as a soloist with the Halcyon Chamber Choir, the University of Regina Choirs, and the Luther Bach Choir. Joshua is currently working towards finishing his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Regina. This season he will also be presenting a solo recital entitled Whither must I wander?: Songs of Journey and Travel, in which he will premiere three new commissioned songs by prairie composers. In addition to his singing, Joshua frequently performs as a collaborative pianist and choral accompanist at recitals, concerts, and festivals in the Regina area.