2015 November 21 – Northwood United Church
On Saturday November 21st, the South Fraser BCRMTA hosted a Canada Music Week Recital. This recital was the third of three events held during the fall of 2015, designed to encourage teachers to explore contemporary Canadian music.
First we had a workshop featuring Teresa Richert and Irene Voros performing pieces from the Red Leaf Pianoworks collection. The following week, Katya Pine presented a workshop demonstrating how to help students use performing repertoire as a springboard for composition.
These events culminated in the Canada Music week recital, which featured thirty enthusiastic performances. Most performers were pianists, but three vocal soloists, and the ‘Nothing but Treble’ glee club added variety to the program. Twenty-one individual Canadian Composers were represented, from Jean Coulthard, to Joanne Bender, as well as Elizabeth Gilchrist, Natalia Pardalis, and Irene Voros, from our own branch.
Following the recital, a draw for three balloon bouquets, and a cupcake reception continued the celebratory atmosphere. Canadian music is alive and well in the South Fraser Branch!Canada-Music-Week-Recital-20151.pdf