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The power of love will be explored at a concert presented by the Mennonite Community Orchestra in collaboration with goodwill partner Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada.

The concert on Nov. 20 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, will provide occasion through music and story to reflect on the power of love. Musical selections will relate to the power of love through their compositional structure, the dramatic stories which they accompany or accounts of the inspiration for their conception.

Stories from the Mennonite Disaster Service, a relief agency which rebuilds homes destroyed by natural disasters, will represent love in action.

Repertoire for the concert will feature several Canadian connections. Works by former Winnipegger Andrew Balfour as well as by John Estacio and Geoffrey Ridout will be performed. CMU student Anne Kelm, recent winner of the CMU Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, will perform a movement of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto #1.

This will be the first concert in which a goodwill partner collaborates with the Mennonite Community Orchestra. This partnership represents a relationship between two groups which have values community in common and which share resources in a non-monetary way.

The Concert is on Sunday, November 20 at 3 PM at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlignton St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and Free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, and are available at the door or by visiting www.mennonitecommunityorchestra.ca

Mennonite Community Orchestra, which is the Orchestra in Residence for CMU, is led by Andrea Bell.

For further information contact 204-837-3967 or mcorchestrawpg@gmail.com

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