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CMU, community orchestra celebrate spring with special concert

CMU, community orchestra celebrate spring with special concert

The public is invited to a special spring concert at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on Sunday, March 10.

The feature of the occasion is a special collaboration between CMU's resident orchestra, the Mennonite Community Orchestra (MCO), and fourth year CMU School of Music Student Emma Heinrichs.

Heinrichs, winner of the 2018 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, will perform the first movement of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2 with the orchestra.

In addition to the Rachmaninoff collaboration with Heinrichs, the orchestra will also perform works by Shostakovitch and Sibelius under the direction of Conductor Andrea Bell. Bell brings over 20 years of conducting experience with the Winnipeg Youth Concert Orchestra.

The concert will be held at 3:00 PM in the CMU chapel located at 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students. Children 12 and under will receive free admission.

Comprised of CMU students and members of the larger community, the MCO is a 40-45-piece orchestra with a long tradition of nurturing fine amateur orchestral performances. It serves as CMU's orchestra in residence.

The MCO generally performs two concerts per year with orchestral repertoire primarily centered in the Classical and early Romantic periods. As well, it participates in various choral collaborations with CMU choirs and other Winnipeg choral groups.


About CMU 
A Christian university in the Anabaptist tradition, CMU's Shaftesbury campus offers undergraduate degrees in arts, business, humanities, music, sciences, and social sciences, and graduate degrees in Theology and Ministry, Business Administration, Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development. CMU has 1,600 students, including those enrolled in degree programs at its Shaftesbury Campus and Menno Simons College Campus. CMU is a member of Universities Canada.

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For additional information, please contact:
Kevin Kilbrei, Director of Communications & Marketing; 204-487-3300 ext. 621
Canadian Mennonite University
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2

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