Local tenor to sing with Laurier Singers


St. Andrew’s United Church welcomes The Laurier Singers for its next Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s concert on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Laurier Singers is a choral ensemble from Wilfred Laurier University Department of Music, under the direction of Dr. Lee Willingham. Their repertoire focuses on choral chamber music. The evening’s program includes a wide range of types of music from Latin to classic Bach as well as jazz and motets.

Re-established in 2006, the Laurier Singers is a 26-voice auditioned choir from the Faculty of Music that specializes in repertoire suitable for small ensembles. The choir is comprised of a balance of voice majors, and students with other instrument majors, but who have developed their own singing abilities through choral work.

Committed to the development of young choral directors, the Laurier Singers also provides opportunity for student conductors to work with Willingham in a choral lab setting.

Xander Bechard from Chatham is one of the members of this choir. He has played leading roles in various musical productions in Chatham.

He is also a former Choral Scholar of the St. Andrew’s Chancel Choir and the CKSS School Choir as well as a recipient of numerous Kiwanis Music Festival Awards.

Bechard will be a featured soloist for this concert. He is currently an Honours Bachelor of Music student at Laurier.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. There will be a freewill offering (suggested donation of $15 per person).




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