2019/2020 Concert Calendar
Colours of FallOctober 28th, 2019, 7:30pm St George Maple Ridge 23500 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge Tickets by Donation Tickets available at the door.
Welcome to the 2018/2019 FVWE Season! The Fraser Valley Wind Ensemble is excited to present our opening concert, Colours of Fall! We are especially excited to be sharing this concert with Garibaidi Secondary Senior Concert Band, a fantastic local high school group from Maple Ridge. The concert an evening full of wind ensemble music, embracing the colourful time of year. Please join us!
A Christmas CelebrationDecember 14th, 2019 – 7:00pm Hillside Christian Church 5950 179th Street, Surrey, B.C Tickets: By donation at the door.
The Fraser Valley Wind Ensemble invites you to their annual holiday performance: A Christmas Celebration!
Gear up for the holidays with us! The sounds of Christmas will give you that warm feeling of the holidays, and help get you in the holiday spirit. The program will include many well known Christmas tunes with an interesting wind ensemble flavour, some warm and lovely less known carols, and will finish with a Christmas carol sing along! This is truly a night for the whole family.
We are excited to partner once again with Hillside Christian Church for our annual Christmas concert. We hope to see you there!
Entry by Donation. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank.
Transcendental SongsFeburary 29th, 2020 – 2:00pm Matsqui Centennial Auditorium 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, B.C Tickets: $15 General, $10 Students and Seniors
The Fraser Valley Wind Ensemble (FVWE) proudly announces their 2020 spring concert, Transcendental Songs, at the beautiful Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford, BC. This concert will be our second annual collaboration with the very talented Royal City Concert Band (RCCB) based out of New Westminster. Under the batons of artistic directors Rob Goddard (FVWE) and Kris Covlin (RCCB) the ensembles will explore repertoire with themes of transcendental reflection. Transcendental Songs will be presented on February 29th, 2020 at 2:00pm at Abbotsford’s Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.
The ensembles have undertaken some exciting and challenging works for wind ensemble to begin 2020. These works emit a theme and emotion that transcend everyday life, evoking feelings of joy, sadness, and reflection. Frank Ticheli’s “Joy Revisited,” was inspired by the birth of Ticheli’s first child. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Peter Meechan’s “Soul Divine,” is written in memory of an aspiring Canadian music student and friend. David Maslanka’s masterpiece, “Give Us This Day,” inspired by Lord’s Prayer, allows us to reflect on out awareness, presence, and our position and opportunity in the world. This concert will also feature local saxophone artist and FVWE member, Luke Vincent, who will perform “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone,” a magnificent and complex concerto written by Claude T. Smith.
The Transcendental Songs concert will take place Saturday, February 29th at 2:00pm. Tickets are available at the door or in advance: General $15, Student/Senior $10.