This weekend it was all about the music! Friday night we went to hear Carmina Burana performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with the Mennonite Festival Chorus, the Canadian Mennonite University Chorus and the Winnipeg Boys Choir.
I was introduced to composer Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in a music class at university. Coincidentally my professor for that course Henry Engbrecht was directing the choir I heard sing on Sunday morning. My husband Dave is in the Faith and Life Male Choir and they were performing in a church in Altona. Henry Engbrecht conducts the choir. My father and I went along to Altona to hear the choir sing.
Then Sunday night Dave and I were at Home Street Mennonite Church to rehearse with a choir that will be performing on Good Friday morning. Our daughter-in-law is the director. We’ve never had the opportunity to sing under her talented direction before and it’s a treat.
Our daughter-in-law was also the drawing card for the musical event we attended Saturday night. It was a fund-raiser for the Winnipeg Singers. Our daughter-in-law was participating in their Singers Idol competition. Members of the choir formed groups and performed all kinds of entertaining numbers that delighted the audience. By buying tickets we could vote for the winning group. Naturally all our votes went to our daughter-in-law’s group The Sirens.
Via Facebook we were also be able to keep up with our son’s musical performances in Austin Texas where his band was part of the South by Southwest music festival.
Yes. It was a musical weekend and a good one.