BU Concert Choir welcomes alumni to perform Mozart’s Requiem

The Brandon University (BU) Concert Choir will welcome back four of its former members as soloists for a concert this week. Soprano Sharon Rogers, mezzo Erika Rasmussen, tenor Clint McLachlan and bass Nicholas Urquhart will join the BU Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Andrée Dagenais, for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday, […]

Polaris Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher to perform and speak at BU

BRANDON – Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher will visit Brandon University (BU) to conclude the 2018-19 pro series season on Tuesday, March 5. The Toronto-based musician will also take part in a workshop on Monday, March 4, presented by the Institute for Research in Music and Community at BU. A former artist in residence […]

BU to recognize diverse group of female students

BRANDON – The community is invited to help Brandon University (BU) kick off International Women’s Day celebrations early by honouring 19 outstanding female students at a reception next week. The students will be presented with a certificate of commendation at a reception on Thursday, March 7. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., in the […]

Faculty Concert showcases outstanding local talent

Every midwinter, the pro series shines a spotlight on many brilliant performers who are also Brandon University (BU) faculty members. In this season’s edition, the offerings feature various instrumental groupings, while spanning genres and styles, from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The concert will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Lorne Watson […]

Public talk by writer highlights upcoming Indigenous events at BU

Writer, educator and activist Dr. Niigaan Sinclair will visit Brandon University (BU) for a free public talk on Monday, Feb. 4. Dr. Sinclair’s presentation, Forgetting to Dream: Reconciliation in Reverse, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. The talk will be followed by a […]

Pro series showcase of Canadian diversity includes music composed by BU grad

The much lauded piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada (EMIC) will perform the next concert in the pro series season at Brandon University (BU). The pro series concert will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Continuing their concert tour […]

Brandon University celebrates longtime employees (photo gallery)

More than 1,100 collective years of commitment to Brandon University were 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 their 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 […]

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