Remembrance Concert. VWMC and Band of the 15th Field Regiment, RCA. Massey Theatre - New Westminster - 2018-Nov-11

Basic event info
Event date: 
Nov 11 2018 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Massey Theatre
735 Eighth Avenue
V3M 2R2 New Westminster , BC
Canada
Public event fields

The second of two Remembrance Day concerts this year. The Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir and Band of the 15th Field Regiment join forces again this year to remember the fallen. Join us for a thoughtful tribute.

Tickets: $30 Adult, $28 Senior, $15 Student.

Tickets available only through Massey Theatre Box Office

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Tickets for this performance are not available through VWMC members.

 

About Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir

VWMC was formed in 1980 by Welsh singing enthusiasts, and is now one of Canada’s largest non-profit male choirs with close to a hundred singers of diverse ethnic backgrounds. It tours provincially each year; internationally about every three years. The choir maintains a Welsh singing tradition within a varied repertoire of folk songs, spirituals, show tunes, and Canadiana.

VWMC has toured Europe, the U.S., United Kingdom, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. It represented Canada at Canada’s Expo 86, Australia’s Expo 88, Holland’s End of WWII Liberation Day Celebration in 1995, the founding of St.Petersburg 300th Anniversary celebrations in Russia, and a Millennium gala concert at Royal Albert Hall, London.

It returned to UK in 2012, touring England, Wales and Scotland with a mass choir finish in London to celebrate the Olympiad. In 2017 it toured France, Belgium and Netherlands to honour the fallen, performing at Vimy Ridge, Menin Gate, Juneau Beach, delivering memorable charitable concerts along the route. Memories of this tour will make Remembrance 2018 with the 15th Artillery Band an especially poignant concert for choir members.

Consummate professionals Music Director Jonathan Quick and Accompanist/Assistant Music Director Karen Lee Morlang ensure that VWMCs male amateur vocalists experience and deliver the joy of singing, from the heart.

The choir produces CDs of its music, available at concerts and online at vwmc.ca

About the Band of the 15th Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

In 1879 the Royal Canadian Artillery was the first Canadian regiment to establish a full-time band. In 1920 it formed the Band of the Fifteenth Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery in Vancouver. Originally called the Fifteenth Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, the unit consisted of several horse drawn cannons manned by a group of battle hardened veterans of the First World War. By 1934 it moved from Stanley Park into the Bessborough Armoury in Kitsilano. Many of its musicians were active bombardiers, and have served as Regimental Sergeants Major. The band outgrew its facilities at the Bessborough Armoury and relocated in 2000 to the 39th Canadian Brigade Group Garrison Headquarters building near Jericho Beach, Vancouver. In 2016, the band moved again into a purpose built music suite in the Hoffmeister Building at the Seaforth Armoury, Vancouver.

It has served its unit at virtually every military and social function that required music, and has become an integral part of the Regiment's identity; contributing to its community footprint within Vancouver and across British Columbia. Since 1994, the Band of the Fifteenth Field Regiment has been the sole militia band in mainland British Columbia. Its duties now include providing musical support to all militia units in the province. It’s not unusual to see the band on parade supporting units in Kelowna, Prince George or as far east as Trail. In its role as “Brigade Band”, the group serves as musical ambassadors for the Canadian Armed Forces, performing concerts, marching in parades and entertaining the public at community celebrations everywhere in British Columbia, and as far away as Québec City, California, Holland and Hong Kong.