November 9, 2017
Being part of a community defines who we are and what is important to us and becomes part our story. The Cecilian Chamber Series is honored to be part of the diverse organizations in our cultural community that make Regina an exciting place to live.
When these organizations come together to share their talents and celebrate with the community it is truly a beautiful thing.  This was evidenced in the recent the Cecilian Chamber Series involvement in the “Canada 150 – Music Across the Genres” concert that was presented by Contemporary Showcase Regina.  From the Sweet Sounds Children’s Choir to the Regina Symphony Orchestra Trio to composer David McIntyre’s music being performed and the composer himself presenting the premiere of his newly commissioned works, the Amici Singers and renowned guitarist Jack Semple it was an exciting afternoon of music.  The donations of concert tickets and restaurant vouchers by 18 organizations and businesses as prizes added to excitement of the afternoon of great music.
The audience response was tremendous and the monies raised will be going towards the sponsorship of the upcoming Philip Chiu piano concert on November 19.  This is a notable example of community partners coming together to make great music in order that more great music can be heard.  Philip is also the adjudicator for the Contemporary Showcase which will take place on Saturday November 18 providing an opportunity for students to perform for and work with a notable pianist such as Philip Chiu.
Philip Chiu’s concert program is entitled Legends and Stories and will present an interesting selection of piano pieces meant to tell the stories that are important to us as human beings!  Stories are very important for a sense of community and the Cecilian Chamber Series is excited to be part of the story of our community that is committed to providing great cultural opportunities for Regina.