New recital series features acclaimed musical storytellers

TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture presents the second instalment of its Faculty + Friends Recital Series, Songs of Love, Loss, and Laughter. The recital, which will be held January 11, 2015, features bass-baritone soloist and TWU alumnus Chad Louwerse (’98), and renowned pianist and SAMC Music instructor Betty Suderman, DMA. SAMC is honoured to feature these acclaimed musical storytellers in performance, a gift to our students and the wider community. 

From the balmy songs of Napoli to the dreamy, Spanish-inspired airs of Don Quixote, this eclectic selection of art songs, spirituals, and just-plain-funny songs will delight first-time recital goers and connoisseurs alike. Louwerse and Suderman will perform works by Tosti, Ibert, Schumann, and Canadian composer Jeff Smallman.

Poised to take his place among the most important bass-baritones of his generation, Louwerse debuted in Europe with l’Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg as Bernadino in Berlioz’ Benvenute Cellini. In Canada, he has been heard from coast to coast. He starred as Boniface in Haydn’s Il Mondo Della Luna, sang Talpa in Il Tabarro, and covered Leporello in Don Giovanni with the Montreal Opera.

An in-demand performer of Lieder and chamber music, Suderman has concertized across Canada, the Pacific Northwest, Europe, and Africa. She has recorded with Vancouver Cantata Singers, The Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir, and West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir, including performances with Edith Wiens, Ben Heppner, and Colin Balzer.

Event at a glance:
Songs of Love, Loss, and Laughter

Date: Sunday, January 11
Time: 2:30pm
Place: Langley Mennonite Fellowship (20997 40 Ave, Langley)
Tickets: Students/Seniors $10; Adults $15; Families (2 adults and children) $30
Available through Eventbrite or cash at the door

TWU NOW

Thursday afternoon in the organic chemistry lab at the Neufeld Science Centre. Today’s experiment: the distillation of clove oil from cloves. #TWUchemistry https://t.co/T1IwUTjDyI

13 hours ago

ANNOUNCEMENT: Trinity Western University (TWU) is pleased to announce that Sonya Grypma, Ph.D., R.N., is joining the university’s Executive Leadership Team. https://t.co/BnSR0ybCuj https://t.co/7Lw5kFVHDo

1 day ago

Trinity Western’s Torch logo was adopted for use in 1987. The torch itself has many meanings, representing both the Light of the World and the light of learning. https://t.co/ECZ6ijszKy

2 days ago

RT @TWUSpartans: U SPORTS TOP 10 | TWU has three teams in the Top 10 this week!

Women's Soccer: No. 3
Women's Cross Country: No. 10
Men's…

2 days ago

NEWS: Trinity Western University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham as Dean of the School of Nursing. https://t.co/rKfj05DFA0 https://t.co/grCyiaGfZm

2 days ago

RT @twucompsci: ReBoot Camp:: Robotics 101 is the new and exciting workshop for Grade 6-9 students. ReBoot is organized by the Computing S…

2 days ago