The Augustana Choir in Concert coming to Rimbey United Church

The Augustana Choir is coming to Rimbey United Church

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Two Rimbey graduates from West Country Outreach School, now attending the University of Alberta Augustana Campus are members of The Augustana Choir, which is coming here soon.

Thomas Anglin, a science student and Brina Wengberg, a music major at the Augustana Campus will be two of the performers taking part in a concert of music inspired by the poetry of the Bard of Avon.

The concert is slated for Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rimbey United Church (4931 51 Avenue). The choir will explore Shakespeare’s texts through the music of composers from around the world, from classical, to jazz, to just plain fun.

A strong choral tradition at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Currently under the direction of Dr. John Wiebe, The Augustana Choir is considered to be one of Western Canada’s most successful undergraduate university choirs. The Augustana Choir studies and performs a wide variety of quality choral literature drawn from all musical periods and styles, including recent compositions and commissions.

An active touring tradition has led The Augustana Choir to perform satisfying concerts for local, national, and international audiences. In May 2014, The Augustana Choir was honoured to accept an invitation to perform at Podium 2014, the national choral conference of Choral Canada.

This concert is part of a local recruitment tour that will see the choir also perform in Bashaw, Camrose, Athabasca, Fort McMurray and Edmonton.

Admission is by donation. For further information, please call the Augustana Fine Arts Office (ph. 780-679-1532).