Encore The Concert Band welcomes Amabile choirs!

Encore: The Concert Band is back on Sunday, April 19th with our 2015 Spring Concert, 2pm at Central Secondary Auditorium. Tickets are $17, $14 and $5 – available at Tuckey’s Home Hardware, Long & McQuade, at the box office and online at On Stage Direct.

For this concert Encore is delighted to welcome not one, but two of the renowned Amabile choirs to join the band and share their own unique sound – Primus: Amabile Men’s Choir and the Amabile Young Men’s Ensemble.

Formed in the fall of 2000, Primus, much like Encore, involves students and professionals from all walks of life. The choir is internationally known, having performed at conferences and festivals in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Prague. Performing frequently with Primus, the Amabile Young Men’s Ensemble, comprised of vocalists age 19 and under, allows young singers an opportunity to learn and develop their talents while performing both locally and abroad.

Together, Amabile and Encore will be performing Carl Orff’s classic cantata, Carmina Burana. A mainstay of pop culture, the piece is immediately recognizable from its appearances in powerful and dramatic scenes throughout television and film.

Of course, Encore’s music director Gwyn Beynon will be leading the band through a number of other pieces, running the gamut from Cuban dance to jazz standards to today’s pop hits! It’s the unique mix of sounds that you’ve come to look forward to from Encore, and you won’t want to miss a beat of it on April 19th. See you there!