Bashaw venue to host Augustana Choir

Classic music fills the air as the University of Alberta Augustana Campus Choir of Camrose returns to Bashaw on April 26

Classic music fills the air as the University of Alberta Augustana Campus Choir of Camrose returns to Bashaw on April 26 for a concert at the Majestic Theatre.

“The choir was here before and it was wonderful, and many people wanted it back,” said Marg Alexander, the event co-ordinator and a board member of Friends of Majestic Theatre, which is sponsoring the concert.

With 44 voices, the choir is slated to present a concert for about 90 minutes, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Augustana Choir, which is under the direction of Dr. Ardelle Ries, includes five Bashaw-area singers — Jordan Andriatz and Jeff Orom of Bashaw, Andrea Benoit and Tim Faltin of Stettler, and Colin Wack of Edberg.

“It’s the end of their spring tour and they’re honouring us with their presence and talent,” Alexander said last week.

Under the title, “Scenes from Childhood,” Augustana Choir “will playfully explore the theme of children and childhood through choral repertoire based on children’s poetry and text written about, or for children,” said Val Bailey, the administrative assistant for Augustana Campus music department.

“Songs will feature music written by young or emergent composers, such as Britten, Fine, Ives, Mozart, Persichetti, Rutter and Whitacre.

Tickets are $15 each and available at the door on the night of the concert or from Alexander (780-372-3965) or Wayne Kinsella (780-372-4341).

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