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Monday, March 23rd - Saturday, March 28th

SAMC Theatre, Spring Musical - The Drowsy Chaperone

“Only the self-importantly serious and the chronically depressed will fail to enjoy this preposterously entertaining evening.” –The Daily Telegraph, UK

Join the Theatre and Music students of SAMC for a high-flying, tap-dancing musical comedy! 

Lights up on a woman in a chair. She’s lonely, but she doesn’t know it. When she puts on her recording of The Drowsy Chaperone, an explosion of song, dance, and silliness transports her out of her sadness and into...the Roaring ‘20s!

Angela Konrad directs this spoof romantic comedy and says: “It celebrates all the things you love about musicals, while poking fun at the rest. Mistaken identities, zany plot twists, catchy song-and-dance numbers—I dare anyone not to have a good time!”

Freedom Hall
7:30 pm -9:00 pm, Saturday Matinee 2:00 pm -3:30 pm

TWU Alumni receive the student discount. See website for detailed pricing.
For more information contact Diana Squires.

Wednesday, March 25th - Friday, April 24th

SAMC Art Exhibit -  Communion: Guest Exhibition
Guest Artists: Nerrisa Ng, Jayne Patrick, Tracie Stewart

8:00 am - 4:00 pm, weekdays
Reimer Student Centre, 2nd floor, President's Gallery

Having both secular and ecclesiastic definitions, the word communion evokes a range of associations. Three visiting artists explore the notion of communion with nature as a form of spirituality, thereby transcending the word's two defining ideas. The artists share a common thread - experiencing unity with nature - yet each brings a unique perspective to their collective work. According to Chinese literature, the supreme state of mind or being is when human and nature are at one.

President’s Gallery exhibitions are curated by the SAMC Art + Design department. 

For more information contact Diana Squires.

Tuesday, March 31st 

Chemistry Research Seminar - "Developing Catalytic Reactions One Step at a Time"
Dr. Jennifer Love, Associate Professor of Chemistry, UBC

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northwest Auditorium

Sponsored by the TWU Chemistry Club and the TWU Chemistry Department.

Contact Craig Montgomery for more information.

SAMC Grad Art Exhibition: Transpose Opening Reception

 8:30 pm
 Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King Street, Fort Langley 

Katelyn Anderson, Chantal New, Meredith Radwanski, and Marissa Wagner a re celebrating the culmination of their art education at SAMC Art + Design with this exhibition portraying a shift in the way they view the world. Alongside their exhibition are two solo exhibitions by SAMC's very first cohort of Art + Design Honours students: Diana Hiebert and Olivia de Fleuriot.

Transpose   is a collection of drawings, paintings, objects, and photographs representing the intangible elements of human nature in a way that is both personal and universal. Fears, history, emotions, and memories are explored as the artists abandon underlying assumptions in favour of curiosity and imagination. 

Join the Art + Design students and faculty for refreshments and celebration at this special reception.
Event sponsored by: Opus Art Supplies and Flying Horse Design Studio

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Upcoming Events in April

Wednesday, April 1st - Saturday, April 25th

SAMC Grad Art Exhibition: Transpose 

10:00 am - 4:45 pm, weekdays
Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King Street, Fort Langley 

Katelyn Anderson, Chantal New, Meredith Radwanski, and Marissa Wagner a re celebrating the culmination of their art education at SAMC Art + Design with this exhibition portraying a shift in the way they view the world. Alongside their exhibition are two solo exhibitions by SAMC's very first cohort of Art + Design Honours students: Diana Hiebert and Olivia de Fleuriot.

Transpose   is a collection of drawings, paintings, objects, and photographs representing the intangible elements of human nature in a way that is both personal and universal. Fears, history, emotions, and memories are explored as the artists abandon underlying assumptions in favour of curiosity and imagination. 

Event sponsored by: Opus Art Supplies and Flying Horse Design Studio

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Wednesday, April 1st

SAMC's Festival of the Arts, Media and Culture - Pieces of Us

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Instrument Hall, Music Building
FREE

Young composers + TWU's digital recording studio = new pieces premiered right here on campus!

Experience the next generation of classical composers, film score composers, and singer-songwriters. SAMC Music’s composition and digital recording students present brand new, completed works. The informal setting allows for audience response and questions. Take a musical escape from the end-of-semester madness with these live performances and recordings by talented student musicians.

Presented as part of SAMC's Festival of the Arts, Media and Culture. See the full festival line-up at www.twu.ca/samc.

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Chamber Music Night - featuring flutes, voices, and a piano trio

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Instrument Hall, Music Building
By Donation ($5 suggested)

Six flutes playing together in harmony. Latin prayers sung by seven voices. “Café music” that will make you dance in your seat. That’s the lineup for SAMC’s Chamber Music Night on April 1 – a three-course meal for your ears!

Come hear the Renaissance Singers perform music by Palestrina, the Piano Trio perform Brahms and Schoenberg, and a special program by the brand new 651 Flute Ensemble that ranges from ragtime to lyrical folk ballads.

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Thursday, April 2nd

Thesis Defence: “How a Story Means: A Narrative Linguistic Analysis of Exodus 2-4
Mr. Douglas James Dunbar (MTS cand.)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Deck Room – Fosmark Centre, Trinity Western University
Supervisor: Dr. Rob Hiebert, ACTS Seminaries
Second Reader: Dr. Larry Perkins, ACTS Seminaries
External Examiner: Dr. Dirk Büchner, Professor of OT Studies, Trinity Western University
Committee Chair: Dr. Ken Radant, ACTS Seminaries

ABSTRACT

Well-written narratives communicate more than information. What a story communicates is as important as how the story communicates. The narrative flow of a story engages the reader in the action. Narrative conventions assist the reader in connecting prior knowledge or experience with the story. Authors also make linguistic decisions as to how the story is conveyed. The syntax of clauses, sentences, paragraphs and whole documents conveys the story to the reader in expected, and at times unexpected, ways.

This study merges narrative and text-linguistic exegetical methods in the reading of Exodus 2-4. Text-linguistics, the primary method employed, examines the syntax of the story in an effort to understand how the language has been employed in the communicative act. These observations are then combined with narrative observations: characterization, plot, type-scenes, and connections with other stories within the same work, in this case the Pentateuch. 

Book Launch: Shifting Visions: Gender and Discourses. Edited by Allyson Jule

1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
Alumni Hall, Reimer Student Centre

RSVP: June Smith, 604 513 2072, by: March 31, 2015

Speakers:
Allyson Jule, TWU
Ashley Pullman, UBC
Kate Power, UBC

This event celebrates the publication of Allyson Jule’s latest edited book, Shifting Visions: Gender and Discourses.  This collection of studies explores recent research in the area of gender and language use experienced around the world.  Featuring an interdisciplinary and global approach, the contributors demonstrate how focus on gender and language creates the lived experience.  Allyson will introduce and provide an overview of her latest edited book.  Two of the chapter authors, Kate Power and Ashley Pullman from UBC, will also share the focus of their contributions:  ‘Religion, power and public self-representation’ and ‘ Shifting visions of agency and gender: The ethical turn of Butler and Mahmood.’

A cake and coffee reception will follow. 

Sponsored by: TWU School of Education and Gender Studies Institute 

Contact June Smith for more information.

Saturday, April 4th

Spring Choral Concert - "Journey to the Cross"

7:30 pm
Willoughby Church
20525 – 72nd Avenue, Langley

On Holy Saturday, join the choirs of TWU for Journey to the Cross, conducted by Dr. Joel TranquillaSAMC’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Chamber Singers, and Masterworks Chorus present a reflective and poignant collection of works for Easter. 

100 singers perform pieces from the Renaissance to present day, including 10 Canadian works. Two pf these are arrangements by Dr. Tranquilla, and a third is an original composition, The Peace of God, by Dr. David Squires, Dean of SAMC. Other highlights include Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir and the world premiere of Ontario composer Jeff Enns' Nyne otpushchayeshi (a setting of the Song of Simeon, Luke 2, in Church Slavonic). 

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Wednesday, April 8th

Jazz Night

7:30 pm
Instrument Hall, Music Building
By Donation ($5 suggested)

Headlining at the ever-popular Jazz Night, the SAMC Jazz Combo is directed by Dr. Tony Gallo. 

One of the concert’s major highlights is vocalist Sarah Williams, who will perform selections including Cole Porter’s “I Love Paris” and a jazz version of Grammy Award winner Sam Smith’s “Latch.” 

The combo’s instrumental pieces range from jazz standards to fusion, and even some original material developed right here on campus. Hear some new jazz compositions by graduating SAMC Music student Tyler Dumoulin, performed for the very first time.

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Friday, April 10th

SAMC Orchestra + Piano Trio - Italy Amore

7:30 pm
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
20097 72nd Ave, Langley
By Donation ($10 suggested)
(Also performing on April 11th in Abbotsford)

Get a taste of Italy from the SAMC Orchestra and the award-winning SAMC Piano Trio! 

The orchestra performs an Italian opera favourite, Overture to The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, conducted by a fourth-year Music major Rob Workman. “The music is light and fun, even comedic,” Rob says. “Filled with dynamic contrasts and a range of exciting themes, there’s never a dull moment.” 

The orchestra will also play Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No. 4, conducted by Dr. Jon Thompson.

Coached by Heilwig von Koenigsloew, the trio of violin, cello, and piano will perform Johannes Brahms’ romantic Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor followed by Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music, a complex and lively blend of classical and jazz.

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Saturday, April 11th

SAMC Orchestra + Piano Trio - Italy Amore

7:30 pm
Peace Lutheran Church
2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford
By Donation ($10 suggested)
(Also performing on April 10th in Langley)

Get a taste of Italy from the SAMC Orchestra and the award-winning SAMC Piano Trio! 

The orchestra performs an Italian opera favourite, Overture to The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, conducted by a fourth-year Music major Rob Workman. “The music is light and fun, even comedic,” Rob says. “Filled with dynamic contrasts and a range of exciting themes, there’s never a dull moment.” 

The orchestra will also play Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No. 4, conducted by Dr. Jon Thompson.

Coached by Heilwig von Koenigsloew, the trio of violin, cello, and piano will perform Johannes Brahms’ romantic Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor followed by Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music, a complex and lively blend of classical and jazz.

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.

Monday, April 13th

Cinergy Film Festival

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Northwest Auditorium
By Donation ($2 suggested)

Be the first to see new work by up-and-coming filmmakers at SAMC’s 10th annual Cinergy film festival. Watch the premiere of comedy, drama, experimental, and documentary short films with awards judged on the spot by a panel of industry professionals. 

This year’s Cinergy lineup includes a story about living with OCD, the results of a Motion Selfie Challenge featuring submitted footage from all over the world, and the experience of a young immigrant on her first day of school. For more info, visit www.twu.ca/samc

Contact Shayna Leenstra for more information.


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