WHAT'S NEW

57th Annual Kiwanis Music Festival
Wednesday, March 22 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NEW CLASSES TO CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150th BIRTHDAY
ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMPOSITION • Senior • Intermediate • Junior -- First Prize $750, Runner-up $250 in each Class
ORIGINAL SPEECH ARTS COMPOSITION • Senior • Intermediate • Junior -- First Prize $150, Runner-up $75 in each Class
SCHOOL CHOIRS SINGING “O CANADA” • Class 0156 Elementary School • Class 0157 Secondary School -- Winner $250 in each Class

April 14, 2017
The Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the special competitions held in the 2017 Festival to celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday.

Class 0150 Senior – Original Musical Composition
Winner: Dan Luong

Class 0151 Intermediate – Original Musical Composition
Winner: Ben Kubica
Runner Up: Sophie Hicks


Class 0152 Junior - Original Musical Composition
Winner: Susannah Salamon
Runners Up: Adam Kim Lassche and Russell Seck

Class 0155 Junior Speech Arts Composition
Winner: Nikolai Meijer


Class 0156 Elementary School – O Canada
Winner: Mountsfield Public School Canada Singers


Class 0157 Secondary School – O Canada
Winner: Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School

 

The Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. and the Kiwanis Club of Forest City – London, our sponsor for this competition, wishes you all the best and thank you for participating in this special event. The awards will be presented at the Stars of the Festival Concert on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:30 p. m. at Centennial Hall.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

VARIETY IS - April 20
From concert bands to jazz bands, and choirs to full out orchestras, this event does a terrific job at highlighting our continued commitment to music in Thames Valley schools. With 25 different ensembles scheduled to perform, this concert gives parents and general fans of live music a chance to experience and enjoy the result of many hours of hard work and dedication come to life.
Variety Is… is put on by Thames Valley secondary school music departments and is sponsored by Classic Rock Free 98.1 FM and London Life.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at participating secondary schools, online at the TVDSB website, or at the door. This collaborative student concert is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
What: Variety Is…   
Presented by: Thames Valley District School Board Secondary Music Departments
When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 (Beginning at 7:30 p.m.)
Where: Budweiser Gardens - 99 Dundas Street, London ON
Details: Adults - $10, Students/Seniors - $5
Tickets are available at participating schools, at the door, or can be found below.
Adult Ticket https://tvdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/9441/49/False/True
Student/Senior https://tvdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/9413/49/False/True
For More Information:
Shawn Chabot, Music Teacher, Director of Choirs
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 450 Millbank Drive, London     N6G 2C3
519-452-2840             s.chabot@tvdsb.on.ca

 

SUNDAY NIGHT CLASSICS - April 23
Riverside United Church presents Sunday Night Classics:  
Music In Balance, featuring pianists Alan Demir and Petya Stavreva,
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at  7:30 pm at Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Drive, London.  
An evening of Brahms, Medtner, Liszt, Chopin and Schubert.  A free will offering will be received.

 

7th ANNUAL WESTERN BRANCH/KIWANIS INDOOR COMPETITION - May 6
Saturday, MAY 6, 8:30 a.m. - all day & free concert 2:30 p.m.
The PPBSO in conjunction with The Kiwanis Music Festival present
an indoor Piping and Drumming Competition.
London Central Secondary School , 509 Waterloo Street, London


STARS OF THE FESTIVAL -
May 23
Tuesday MAY 23, 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Hall
Admission $10.00, Children 12 & under free (VIP Pass does not apply )
Ticket will be available at Long & McQuade,
725 Fanshawe Park Rd. W. & 20 Meg Drive, London
Centennial Hall box office, 550 Wellington Street, London and at the door.


The JEANS’ N' CLASSICS SEASON - May 26
May 26, 2017 : Canada Rocks — The Best of Homegrown Rock and Pop in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary,
featuring music from artists such as The Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Rush 
Where: The Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St.
Tickets: $65 or $82.50 (plus $4 handling), available at the box office, by calling 519-672-8800, or online at grandtheatre.co
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IF YOU GO - http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/03/western-university-to-debut-360-summer-music-festival-in-august
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/06/more-than-60-local-initiatives-including-the-great-canadian-roadshow-mark-canadas-150th-birthday
What: First edition of Western 360 Summer Music Festival. Chamber music performers include First Nations' drum circle, guest artists, Western University faculty and festival student participants. Workshop, health-and-wellness activities and more also part of fest. Costs to be announced.
When: Aug. 10-13, 2017
Where: Western Don Wright faculty space
Details: For 50 string players (violin, viola, cello); open to Grades 11, 12 students and all years of undergraduate study in its first edition. "Preference given to applicants who are artistically inclined, looking to be global citizens and curious about how to break out from traditions." Faculty includes violinists Scott St. John, Annette-Barbara Vogel, Geoff Nuttall; Thomas Wiebe, cello; Ensemble Made in Canada (Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano); Stephan Sylvestre, piano.
Visit music.uwo.ca/events/360-summer-festival/index.html for information or call 519-495-1660 or e-mail tboyd23@uwo.ca

 

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N O T I C E S

2017 AWARDS & TROPHIES - click on People/Winners
Awards, Gold Prizes and Trophies will be posted online as results are compiled.
Results are based upon adjudicators' recommedations.

 

2017 Provincials will be held in Hamilton, ON - May 28 to June 3, 2017
Visit www.omfa.info now takes you to www.omfa.ca - Ontario Music Festivals Association
2017 National Finals - will be held in Ottawa, ON from August 11-13, 2017 - Visit www.fcmf.org
( A great time to go to Ottawa, to also celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!) 

 

Dates for 58TH ANNUAL KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 4, 2018 TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018.

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Music gives a soul to the universe,
Wings to the mind,
Flight to the imagination...
And life to everything. ... Plato

The Kiwanis Music Festival of London is proud
to have D & S Pianos
as our piano supplier. Their generosity is very much appreciated.