Put down the mp3 player and check out this live music
By Julie Wright, Columnist
Could you do with some pop-rock covers, concert band, choral arrangements, original pieces, or a more jazz standard theme to your night’s soundtrack? Then check out the Douglas College music department’s concert season. Over the next few days, all of these musical options are available to you in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at the New Westminster campus!
On November 26 at 7:30 p.m., the Douglas College Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble will perform concert band music that’s beautiful and emotionally stimulating, just like music should be. With pieces by both more famous composers, such as Gustav Holst and Johann Sebastian Bach, and by lesser known composers, such as Donald Coakley, you’re bound to enjoy at least one number. The percussion ensemble will also get your rhythm going with their fantastic drum circle beats. Everyone gets in for free, so bring the whole family along!
After the band concert comes the choral concert on November 28 at 7:30 p.m. Douglas has three choirs: the Choral Society, Chorus, and Chorale. This performance will feature pieces by Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Guastavino. The general admission for this performance is $15, and $10 for seniors, but students are free.
The next concert is the Music Composition concert on November 29 at 7:30 p.m., with free admission for all. This concert will feature original compositions from music students, some being sung or played by individuals or small ensembles. These students have been working hard to create the perfect composition, and you’ll get to hear the end result at this show.
The final concert of the Fall 2014 concert series is the jazz band performance on December 1. The show will feature one Christmas song, a lot of improvisation, and some jazzy seventh chords.
I hope you find some time in your busy life to come watch the Douglas College music department because they would love to have you as an audience!