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

The best caesar in Canada can be found in Sylvan Lake

Kjeryn Dakin’s Tragically Hips caesar won the national Best Caesar in Town competition

Family says five found dead after Alberta fire were couple and their grandkids

ROCHFORT BRIDGE, Alta. — The family of five people whose bodies were… Continue reading

Rescue dogs come to Canada in search of forever families

There were dozens of dogs in the back of the van travelling… Continue reading

WATCH: Parkland Garden Centre hosts weekly Craft and Market Sale

A weekly event hosted by the Parkland Nurseries Garden Centre gives Red… Continue reading

WATCH: CP Holiday Train supports Lacombe Food Bank

Madeline Merlo and JUNO Award nominee Scott Helman both performed

Your community calendar

Friday The Annual Old-Fashioned Country Christmas is being held Dec. 13 at… Continue reading

Quebec Premier Francois Legault heads to Hollywood to talk carbon and business

LOS ANGELES — After a tumultous legislature session, Quebec Premier Francois Legault… Continue reading

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to… Continue reading

Flames edge Kings 4-3 to remain unbeaten under interim head coach Geoff Ward

CALGARY — From his contributions on the scoresheet to his role in… Continue reading

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world… Continue reading

Google taps into Montreal’s rich gaming industry for first-party Stadia content

Sebastien Puel has seen Montreal evolve into a game development powerhouse over… Continue reading

Man dead after lengthy standoff with RCMP at home northeast of Calgary

COCHRANE, Alta. — A man in Alberta has died after an officer… Continue reading

Turkey trouble: Quebec village looks to dump wild bird running afoul in town

MONTREAL — In the small Quebec town of St-Prosper-de-Champlain — population 552… Continue reading

Most Read