Mennonite Community Orchestra

Mennonite Community Orchestra is the orchestra in residence at Canadian Mennonite University and consists of 55-60 dedicated musicians.

Mennonites coming together in music, love, and serviceLove in the form of music will envelop the crowd at the upcoming concert presented by the Mennonite Community Orchestra in collaboration with goodwill partner Mennonite Disaster Service. Bob Wiebe is the President of the Mennonite Community Orchestra Board, as well as one of the violinists in the orchestra. On November 20 for their fall concert, the MCO decided to partner with Mennonite …chvnradio.com

Winnipeg, MB, October 2022

The power of love will be explored at a concert presented by the Mennonite Community Orchestra in collaboration with goodwill partner Mennonite Disaster Service.

The concert on Nov. 20 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, will provide occasion through music and story to reflect on the power of love. Musical selections will relate to the power of love through their compositional structure, the dramatic stories which they accompany or accounts of the inspiration for their conception. Stories from the Mennonite Disaster Service, a relief agency which rebuilds homes destroyed by natural disasters, will represent love in action.

Repertoire for the concert will feature several Canadian connections. Works by former Winnipegger Andrew Balfour as well as by John Estacio and Geoffrey Ridout will be performed. CMU student Anne Kelm, recent winner of the CMU Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, will perform a movement of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto #1.

This will be the first concert in which a goodwill partner collaborates with the Mennonite Community Orchestra. This partnership represents a relationship between two groups which have values community in common and which share resources in a non-monetary way.

Mennonite Community Orchestra, which is the Orchestra in Residence for CMU, is led by Andrea Bell. The Concert is on Sunday, November 20 at 3 PM at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlignton St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and Free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, and are available at the door or by contacting mennonitecommunityorchestra.ca

For further information contact

Bob Wiebe

204 837 3967

mcorchestrawpg@gmail.com

The MCO in concert at Jubilee Place.

Learn about the MCO

The MCO is the orchestra in residence at Canadian Mennonite University and consists of 55-60 dedicated musicians who perform two concerts per year

MCO conductor, Andrea Bell, conducting at rehearsal. Violins and cellos are pictured.

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