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Concordia Choir’s Spring Concert

by Herwig Wandschneider

Herwig Wandschneider

It is always a pleasure to listen to the Concordia Choir, but the presentation at this year’s Spring Concert Sunday Evening, April 4th was an exceptional joy. The entire adult choir made a journey "Around the World in Word and Song". Dr. Alfred Kunz selected the music, wrote the libretto, conducted the choir practise and, of course, the performance.

Waving the Canadian flag: the Concordia Choirs under the direction of Dr. Alfred Kunz, accompanied by Krystyna Higgins  [photo: Herwig Wandschneider]

Two teachers from Germany, who were here on the University of Waterloo Teacher’s Exchange programme, narrated the libretto, written by Dr. Kunz, with humour and direction. Starting with several songs from Germany, the audience was led through the world, stopping here and there for one or more songs characteristic of the country along the journey. The Word-and-Song-journey ended in several songs characteristic for Canada with a culmination of spirited singing, flag-waving and enthusiasm for the chosen country.

Works were performed by the Male Choir, the Mixed Choir and the Children’s Choir. Piano accompaniment was by Krystyna Higgins.

The 400 strong audience (extra chairs needed to be found) responded with appreciation and enthusiasm at this phenomenally spirited evening put together by Dr. Kunz. The concert concluded with an encore for Canada and spirited waving of the Canadian Flag by all members of the choir. No question, the audience identified with the emotion of the journey and its ending in Canada. The applause told the story of the enthusiasm for the programme, the performance, but also reflected the support of the expressed feeling for the chosen country.


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