Music With A Mission was a resounding success

Congratulations to the Rosedale Valley String Orchestra and the Red Deer Youth Orchestra for an outstanding symphony concert, Music With A Mission, held on Saturday, May 2. Approximately 60 musicians brought patrons to tears and to their feet in hall filled with music that was powerfully emotional.

Congratulations to the Rosedale Valley String Orchestra and the Red Deer Youth Orchestra for an outstanding symphony concert, Music With A Mission, held on Saturday, May 2. Approximately 60 musicians brought patrons to tears and to their feet in hall filled with music that was powerfully emotional.

As a symphony parent, I am so pleased with the level of stringed musical instruction available right here in Central Alberta. Thank you to the teachers who are committed to excellence. Thanks to the parents who invest in musical education. Thanks to the students who are inspired by their teachers and by each other.

As an organizer to the event, I would like to extend several thank-yous to the community. Thanks to the patrons who made the concert complete. Thanks to the First Church of the Nazarene for inviting us to use their acoustically elegant facility. Thanks to Panago Pizza for feeding our orchestras. Thanks to maestro Claude Lapalme from the RDSO for guest conducting. Thanks to the Red Deer Advocate and Lana Michelin for the great story carried in the local news.

Music With A Mission is a partnership between the two orchestras and A Better World Canada, a Central Alberta-based philanthropic organization. The trio used the concert to raise funds for a primary school project being built by parents in Tulwap, Kenya. To date, the funds coming in have totaled $12,000.

We are already planning another concert for next spring. If you were in attendance, I would ask that you plan to invite your friends, your families, your co-workers, total strangers to a concert that will inspire.

Youth symphony is the jewel from Central Alberta. Let us not keep it a secret!

Michael Martin

Red Deer

Just Posted

Scares and chills await at haunted house in Red Deer

Zed Haunted House helps raise money for Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer District

PHOTO: Renewable Energy Fair at Red Deer College

The Renewable Energy Fair and Workshops event was held at Red Deer… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Red Deer College Queens host third annual Pink in the Rink game

Queens raised $12,035 for the Central Alberta Cancer Centre.

PHOTOS: The Mustard Seed CEO speaks at Seeds of Hope Gala in Red Deer

The first-ever Seeds of Hope Gala was held at the Red Deer… Continue reading

Person airlifted to hospital after collision near Innisfail

One person was airlifted to hospital after a serious collision west of… Continue reading

WATCH: Make-A-Wish grants Star Wars loving teen’s wish

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Anakin Suerink’s wish in Red Deer Saturday afternoon

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi’s killing

ISTANBUL — In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey… Continue reading

Utah truck driver is jailed without bond after crash kills 6

HEBER, Utah — A man suspected of driving under the influence remained… Continue reading

A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US

TAPACHULA, Mexico — A ragged army of Honduran migrants streamed through southern… Continue reading

Postal workers to begin strikes in 4 Canadian cities Monday if deal not reached

OTTAWA — The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees says it will… Continue reading

Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward US

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the… Continue reading

“I don’t feel real”: Mental stress mounting after Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the… Continue reading

Toronto residents set to vote Monday on the next four years of civic leaders

Toronto’s municipal election campaign, marked by unprecedented provincial interference, ends Monday when… Continue reading

Former PQ minister Lise Payette remembered as role model for female politicians

MONTREAL — Members from across Quebec’s political spectrum gathered at a downtown… Continue reading

Most Read