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Past LCMC Events


Aboriginal Day of Celebration- March 1st 2014

Launch of Aboriginal Awareness Week 2014 through three events between aboriginal centre, WLU Faculty of Music and LCMC. Bridging Communities Through Song feature Susan Aglukark; Laurier Opera presenting Giiwedin, an aboriginal production; and Aboriginal Day of Celebration Reception and Dinner.

Community Music as Culture Capital- February 2014

A day long event featuring a keynote by leading Community Music scholar, Dr. Lee Higgins discussing “Music as an Act of Hospitality”. As well, a round table discussions focusing on strategic cultural priorities such as media, lifelong education, venues, and funding. This event served at the public launch of the Master of Arts in Community Music as well as the Centre’s Community Awards. The day culminated with performances by WLU choirs featuring guests, Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir.

High School String Symposium- February 2014

High School strings students attend an annual two day invitational High School String Symposium. Coming from five regional schools, selected students will work with guest conductor Ben Bolt-Martin, the Penderecki String Quartet, and senior Laurier music majors. This program enriches the local school orchestras and gives high school students a glimpse of life in the Faculty of Music at Laurier while benefiting high school and university students.

MESSIAH- November 2013
A performance of Handel’s iconic Messiah featuring Laurier Singers, and the Laurier Chamber Orchestra with soloists

Stephanie Desjardins and Shannon Stroobach, Soprano
Emma Mansell and Amanda Wilhelm, Alto
Zachary Fogal and Brandon Leis, Tenor
Ivica Balaban and Daniel Lichti, Bass
Jan Overduin, Harpsichord
Marlin Nagtegaal, Organ
Dr. Lee Willingham, Conductor

Musicare Conference- November 2013

Is there information about this specific conference- website has been updated

Canadian Network for Arts and Learning Founders’ Conference- October 2013

I have no idea what this was, website was also updated

Music Around Us - May 2009, May 2010

The Canadian Band Association, Ontario celebrating more than 75 years of service.Symposium on the Community band: Professor Michael Purves Smith, Coordinator.Held at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Music is for Life Symposium - May 8-11 2009

Featuring intergenerational music making with New Horizons Project Symposium on the Community band: Professor Michael Purves Smith, Coordinator

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Waterloo Regional High School Choral Festival - April 14, 2008

Annual choral festival bringing together 600 Waterloo Region High School students to perform in a mass choir with Dr. Lee Willingham, featuring honor choirs.

Wind Band Symposium - 2007-2011

Wind Band Symposium for Waterloo Region High School Students. Ensemble rehearsals led by various guest conductors, and masterclasses for high school students are led by Laurier Faculty of Music senior students. A public performance concludes the two-day symposium.

Specialist High Skills Major: Art & Culture - 2007-2009

High Skills in Arts Initiative, Eastwood C.I., Kitchener.

Eastwood Collegiate, through the Integrated Arts Program, is a pilot site for the SHSM Arts & Culture and is expanding the program offerings into the areas of technical theatre, arts and culture management, journalism, filmmaking and broadcasting. LcMc partners with the Eastwood Collegiate initiative in providing opportunities for Eastwood students to participate in ensembles and education related courses.

Sing Fires of Justice - October 2005- Present

Sing Fires of Justice-Peace in partnership with WLU Seminary

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (Kitchener ON) now coming into it’s 11th year is a multi-faith community bridging event using music to bring communities together.  Dr. Lee Willingham, K-W Symphony Orchestra, Laurier Singers, Laurier Chapel Choir, Conrad Grebel Chapel Choir, Good Hearted Women Singers, Dawud Warmsby (AND MORE???)

National Kodaly Society - January 25-26, 2008

String Symposium for Waterloo Region High School Students Ensemble rehearsals are led by guest conductors, including, Maestro Edwin Outwater of the KW Symphony Orchestra, and Gilles Apap, master violinist and improviser with a special performance by Penderecki String Quartet. Master classes and sectional rehearsals for high school students are led by Laurier Faculty of Music senior students.

South Simcoe Arts Council, ChoralFest - May 10, 2008

115 singers from community choirs meet for a full day workshop and performance with Dr. Lee Willingham and accompanist, Darryl Cremasco.