Jubilee Place welcomes concertgoers again
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute students and staff once again welcomed concert-goers to Jubilee Place on March 8 with an evening of jazz.
MBCI’s two jazz bands and jazz choirs performed for friends and family for the first time since the pandemic hit Manitoba in March 2020.
“We’ve been lucky to be able to keep pushing things forward over the last year and a half, but it’s been slow,” said group teacher Andrew Klassen, who organized the event with the instructor. jazz vocalist Scott Reimer. “We couldn’t sing or play wind instruments. We made recordings, it’s music. But that’s not the same as doing it together.
MBCI students performed two concerts last year, which were streamed live online. Two more concerts featuring all of the school’s ensembles are scheduled for the spring, April 12 and May 31.
“Our approach was to plan and hope for the best, and if we have to adjust, well, we’ve done that too,” Klassen said.
Sheldon Birnie is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. Author of Missing Like Teeth: An Oral History of Winnipeg Underground Rock (1990-2001), her writing has been published in journals and online platforms across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom Husband and father of two young children, Sheldon enjoys playing guitar and recreational hockey when he finds the time. Email him at [email protected] Call him at 204-697-7112
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