Kirsch performs Wolf, Poulenc, Larsen and Kaprálová in Pro Series concert

BRANDON – Award-winning soprano Sarah Kirsch will return to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at Brandon University (BU) as the Pro Series continues on Tuesday, Feb. 13. A busy Winnipeg-based teacher and performer, Kirsch won the 2014 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and undertook an extensive cross-Canada tour following the event. She has an undergraduate degree […]

Low brass festival to resonate at Brandon University

Call it classic heavy metal: tuba, euphonium and trombone music, with their distinctive deep baritone and bass notes. And it’s even better when you get a bunch of low brass together. That is exactly what will happen this Saturday, Jan. 27, during the third annual Brandon University Low Brass Festival, or BULBFest, at the BU […]

Valuable new bursaries introduced at BU

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) students will benefit from $330,000 in additional support this year through two valuable new bursaries approved on Tuesday by the BU Senate. The bursaries were created to realize the benefits of changes to the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursaries Initiative (MSBI). Through the MSBI the Government of Manitoba contributes provincial support […]

BU School of Music faculty concert promises to be pro series highlight

To kick off the New Year, the pro series proposes an evening with the talented professional musicians who make Brandon University their home base. The 2018 edition of this annual treat will feature more than a dozen past and present faculty members as well as some of the talented students whom they have taught. The […]

Donors celebrate 50th year of Brandon University with $50,000 gift

BRANDON – An anonymous couple has found a fitting, and very generous, way to recognize Brandon University’s (BU’s) 50th year. The couple gifted shares to the University valued at approximately $50,000. Written on the donation form was, “Happy Birthday BU!” “Brandon University is a high-quality jewel, a treasure,” said one of the donors. “I wanted […]

duo526 returns to BU stage for Pro Series performance

BRANDON – A visit to an idyllic New England setting provided the inspiration for an upcoming Pro Series recital by duo526. Brandon University (BU) School of Music faculty member Kerry DuWors and collaborative artist Futaba Niekawa will make their third appearance in Brandon as duo526 on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne […]

Cecilia String Quartet prepares for Pro Series farewell

BRANDON – A return engagement by the Cecilia String Quartet will also be the final Pro Series appearance for the ensemble. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the group returns to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall stage with a programme that includes a favourite standard of the quartet repertoire – Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 – as […]

From Paris to the Prairies: A Concert of Métis Song

BRANDON – Few Prairie music lovers know that they live amid a rich repertoire of songs from medieval France, from Parisian dance halls, from Quebec, and some created right here in the Northwest Territories. On October 29, 2017, you will have opportunity to hear Ray St. Germain, Brandon University students, Garry Lepine, Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk (of […]

Hundreds of alumni celebrate BU Homecoming

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) alumni wrapped up four days of Homecoming celebrations on the weekend. The 2017 Homecoming was BU’s largest in several years, with more than 200 people attending Saturdays’ Dinner and Awards at Harvest Hall. Additionally, hundreds more took part in the Dick and Verda McDonald Sports Wall of Fame Brunch and […]

Brandon University improves in 2018 Maclean’s magazine rankings

Where Brandon did best Brandon is ranked as one of 19 “primarily undergraduate” universities by Maclean’s magazine. Student/Faculty Ratio BU ranked No. 1 in the country, with 12 students per faculty member. This is the best score of any institution in all categories. Social Studies and Humanities Grants BU ranked No. 6 in the country […]

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