May 2, 2014

Peel board students unite to celebrate the universal language of music

Eighth annual Peel Music Showcase coincides with Music Monday

Close to 450 Peel District School Board students in grades 3 to 12 will perform at the 8th annual Peel Music Showcase on May 5 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Students from over 70 schools, have worked together since the fall to create three choirs, two concert bands, a jazz ensemble, string orchestra and guitar orchestra.
 
"Students, families, teachers and volunteers have all spent countless hours in preparation for this annual event. This year, the showcase date was selected to coincide with Music Monday, an event that celebrates music as a universal language that crosses all borders," says Hubert Brard, instructional co-ordinator for the arts, and health and physical education. "We're delighted that our students can showcase their talents in such a world-class venue."

In addition to performing music from different cultures in various styles and languages, the students will join students from across Canada remotely in the performance of I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing), a song composed by Chris Hadfield.
 
The showcase starts at 7 p.m. General admission tickets will be available for purchase for $10 from the Living Arts Centre box office. The Living Arts Centre is located at 4141 Living Arts Dr. in Mississauga.

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Media contact: Hubert Brard, Instructional Coordinator, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, 905-890-1010 ext. 2524, [email protected]

Reference: Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, Peel District School Board, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098, [email protected]

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