Brandon University celebrates longtime employees (photo gallery)

More than 1,100 collective years of commitment to Brandon University was recognized on Thursday, during BU’s annual Long Service Recognition event at Harvest Hall. During the event 63 members of the BU faculty, staff and administration were presented with pins in appreciation of there service for terms ranging from 10 to 45 years. Please see […]

Baroque musicians underscore holiday season with Pro Series performance

BRANDON – Brandon University’s (BU’s) pro series will bring in Winnipeg-based Baroque choir Canzona for their first-ever Brandon performance on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Under the direction of Kathleen Allan, Canzona will perform at Knox United Church. Joining the signers on the stage will be the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), with conductor Alexander Weimann. This concert […]

Brandon’s brassiest Christmas concert to celebrate fifth anniversary

Take in some classic holiday music in unforgettably deep fashion this Saturday, at Tuba Christmas. Brandon University’s Dr. Aaron Wilson arranges the annual event, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary in Brandon this year. The event began in New York in 1974, and Wilson brought it to Brandon in 2014. “People go all out. We […]

BU Concert Choir performs Carrabré composition examining prairie history

This Sunday, Nov. 25, the Brandon University (BU) Concert Choir will perform Promised Land, by BU composer T. Patrick Carrabré. Written to incorporate a soprano soloist, choir, percussion, piano and audio clips, this work combines traditional choral singing and speech, along with extended piano techniques and bell strings handmade by the choir. The text comes […]

Juno Award winner Ethan Ardelli performs free concert for Music students and Pro Series subscribers

BRANDON – A Juno Award winner and rising star on the Canadian jazz scene will bring his distinctive drumming style to the Brandon University (BU) School of Music’s pro series. On Monday, Nov. 5, Ethan Ardelli will perform his newly released compositions with his Toronto-based quartet, which includes alto saxophonist Luis Deniz, pianist Chris Donnelly, […]

Pianist Eve Egoyan brings work of Maria de Alvear to pro series stage

BRANDON – The 2018-19 pro series continues with a piano recital featuring Toronto-based musician Eve Egoyan. Egoyan will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Brandon University’s (BU’s) Lorne Watson Recital Hall. An explorer of sounds and textures, and one who pushes the limits of the keyboard, she returns to Brandon, having last performed a solo recital here […]

BU launches historic Homecoming on Thursday with arts, athletics, authors and more

BRANDON – Brandon University’s (BU’s) biggest Homecoming yet begins with a full evening of activities this Thursday, Oct. 11. With the theme Forever Blue & Gold, Homecoming 2018 is a four-day community celebration, capping a year of events that mark the 50th anniversary of BU’s first year as a university. The Class of 1968, the […]

Pro Series gig launches season and tour

BRANDON – Two Toronto-based jazz musicians — saxophonist Tara Davidson and her spouse, trombonist William Carn — are back in Brandon after a three-year absence to kick off both the 2018–19 pro series and their Western Canadian tour. They won’t be alone when they play at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Tuesday, Sept. […]

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival celebrates 13th season

BRANDON — The fourth week of July will mark the 13th season of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, under the artistic direction of pianists Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov. This year’s Festival will include five concerts: four chamber concerts and a jazz concert. Performances run from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29 and […]

Brandon University celebrates success as graduates receive degrees at Convocation

With the symbolic shift of a tassel from one side of their mortarboards to the other, nearly 600 Brandon University students became Brandon University graduates, receiving their degrees at today’s Convocation ceremonies. It was Brandon University’s largest graduating class in six years. The pair of ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre conferred degrees on 583 […]

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