Monday, June 1, 2009

An Evening In Vienna - May 30

"Wow, what a magnificent evening..." Joy Berg the conductor of the Community Chorus said of the event. An Evening in Vienna was a fund-raiser to help the choir go to the Haydn Festival in Vienna this July. It was an evening featuring great desserts and coffee accompanied by Viennese music and dance brought to us by friends of the choir. Some of the friends included Mireille Rijavec, Michael Kurschat, Trent Worthingdon, and Eva Bostrand who lent their voices to some great music. Along with them The Edmonton Swiss Men’s Choir shared traditional Swiss melodies(not quite Vienna but close enough), and special Viennese Walzes were demonstrated by Jim and Theresa Jenkins.

The choir previewed some of the music they will be presenting at the concerts in Austria. With the music was a silent auction featuring some unique works of local artists. Special thanks to Ron Hislop(who attended Concordia in the 80's) host and producer of the local news on Citytv. Those who shared this evening had a great time and it helped he choir get into the mood for the trip a few weeks into the future. A special thanks to all who shared their gifts that helped make this evening such a success.

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