The 3rd annual Brandon Music Monday event will take place at the Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University. As per tradition, a mass piece has been commissioned. The piece by Canadian composer Pat Carrabré will be performed by all groups as the finale.
2017 Special Events
Regional events celebrating Music Monday
Special Celebrations Across Canada!
- Brandon MB
- Calgary AB
In Calgary, music will be fun at the King Eddy at National Music Centre on Music Monday with a focus on JAZZ at a student celebration! Led by Band Director, Sean Craig, the JazzYYC Youth Lab Band and Bishop Carrol Jazz Choir are celebrating the day by performing a special jazz/big band arrangement of the Music Monday 2017 Theme, Sing it Together in the spirit of Music Monday’s annual efforts to perform the theme simultaneously around the country. Both groups will also perform “Nufsicisum”, an original composition by Phil Nimmons. The Nufsicisum Youth Leadership Awards are in Nimmons’ honour. The celebration also includes additional selections by both groups. Kate Stevens, a Bishop Carroll student, vocalist and musician is Calgary’s Youth4Music Leader and will host the event along with Scott Morin, Alberta Regional Board Member.
- Charlottetown PEI
As we honour Canada 150, Charlottetown, the birthplace of confederation is getting ready for an “epic” day-long Music Monday celebration – “Music Monday In The Streets”. There will be clinics, Jazz Improv with Rowan Fitzgerald, artwork created to music, multi-cultural presentations, and showcase performances. A march is planned up Great George Street to Provence House. Throughout the day, you will hear Aboriginal music, rock bands, jazz, folk and choristers.
Alexander Shelley, Music Director with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) will conduct the Singing Strings and a mass choir of over 700 singers as they perform the Music Monday Anthem, Sing It Together. On tour, with a performance that night at the Confederation Centre, some NACO musicians will also participate in clinics.
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- Edmonton AB
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Music Monday during an education concert at The Winspear Centre, featuring Running Thunder First Nations Dancers, the Métis Child Jiggers, and Daniel Gervais Grand Master Fiddle Champion, which is all part of the overall “Canadian Road Trip” theme.
- Montreal QC
The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) hosts Montreal’s event, which features a song from the students of Collège Saint-Maurice, a jazz duo, and a special performance from Grammy® Award winner Jennifer Gasoi. Young and enthusiastic members of Youth4Music in Montreal, as well as reps from Fédération des Associations de Musiciens Éducateurs du Québec (FAMEQ), host the proceedings.
- St. John’s NL
- Toronto ON
The only signature Music Monday event organized solely by a Youth4Music leaders the celebration at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) campus will feature a diverse roster of local indie artists, and instrument petting zoo and an acoustic after show performance on the main stage. Performances at this free concert will feature world music artist Tamas Pal, soul-fusion outfit BassLine, Samara York is a TIMA-nominated, award-winning singer/songwriter from Richmond Hill and UTSC’s own student performers the Ensemble Chroma Quartet.
- Vancouver BC
The Coalition for Music Education in BC plans a free public concert at the Vancouver Art Gallery/Robson Square with an ensemble of Metro Vancouver elementary and secondary music students. The event will be emceed by JUNO award-winning children’s musician Charlotte Diamond and a mass performance will be led by Maestro Bramwell Tovey from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
- Winnipeg MB
Manitoba dedicates a whole month to celebrating music in its schools. On May 1st, Music Monday 2017 kicks off Manitoba’s Music Month. There will be a special noon-hour concert at the Manitoba Legislative Building, which launches a series of concerts featuring school groups during May.
Music Monday celebrations will be held at The Forks with a lunch hour concert that includes performances by Nelson McIntyre Collegiate Concert Band, Jazz Band and Guitar Ensemble, and children’s choirs.
CHARLOTTETOWN CELEBRATES “MUSIC MONDAY IN THE STREET” WITH MAY 1 DAY-LONG MUSIC CELEBRATION IN SUPPORT OF MUSIC EDUCATION
(April 20 – Charlottetown) As we honour Canada 150, Charlottetown, the Birthplace of Confederation, is getting ready for an “epic” day-long Music Monday celebration – “Music Monday In The Street.” Monday, May 1 there will be clinics, concerts, artwork created in response to music, multi-cultural presentations, and showcase performances. A march is planned up Great George Street to Province House. Throughout the day, you will hear Aboriginal, jazz, folk, classical, Celtic, Acadian, Chinese, sacred, and rock music, featuring a string orchestra, mass choir, concert bands, a brass band, rock bands, jazz bands, instrument and vocal soloists, organ, a ukulele group, primary school Orff ensemble, and choirs.
Alexander Shelley, Music Director with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) will conduct the Singing Strings and a mass choir of more than 400 school children, as they perform the Music Monday Anthem, Sing It Together. On tour, with a performance that night at the Confederation Centre, some NACO musicians will also lead student clinics.
Coalition for Music Education in Canada Board Member Don Quarles says “this is 4th year I have been on the island and fortunate enough to help produce a Music Monday event here, along with some fantastic volunteer educators and supporters without whom, the event would not happen.”
12:45pm: Parade from Peakes Quay to Province House lead by piper, James McHattie, from the College of Piping Celtic Performing Arts.
1:00pm – 1:10pm: Opening Ceremony – Province House.
10:45am – 11:55am Morning workshops: Includes workshops with members of National Arts Centre Orchestra, and local clinicians inspiring students (strings, brass, woodwinds) at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels.
1:30pm @ Trinity United Church – 220 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J5:
Singing Strings conducted by NACO conductors, Alexander Shelley and Natalie Williams Calhoun; mass choir of students representing eleven Island schools; violin soloist, James Ehnes; Harmonia Girls Chorus; WarHorse (Tian Wigmore); and more!
1:30pm @ Murphy’s Community Centre – 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown PE C1A 1J2: Stonepark Concert Bands; Summerside Intermediate Show Bands; MRHS Choir; Stonepark Glee Club; Tignish Ukulele Group; Queen Charlotte Gr. 9 Improv Band; Westwood Adventure Group; and Stratford Elementary Rock Band.
3:00pm @ St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 101 Prince St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4R5:
Multicultural Concert: French Acadian Group; Syrian Youth Band; Celtic harp; Chinese Traditional music; Step-dancing; “Here comes Treble” female chorus.
5:00pm @ Trinity United Church: Great George Street Brass Band; 2nd Chances Band; and PEI Regiment Band.
5:30pm @ St. Dunstan’s Basilica – 65 Great George St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K1:
Teachers and Friends in Harmony Choir; Organ Recital; Community Hymn Sing.
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Receiver Coffee – 128 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1H7
Open Mic for high school students to share own compositions/covers.