Langley, BC-On June 22, 2008 at 8:00am, CBC radio will broadcast nationally, "Songs of Faith and Home," a concert in which Trinity Western University professor Wes Janzen guest conducted the Vancouver Chamber Choir. The concert was recorded live May 2, 2008 and the choir was accompanied by Ay Laung Wang, a guest organist who also works at TWU. Janzen says, "Ay Laung is a valued member of the TWU Music faculty, serving as TWU choir accompanist and as Assistant Conductor to TWU choirs."
Janzen is delighted with the honour, stating, "It was a privilege to work with the Vancouver Chamber Choir as guest conductor. It's a distinct honour when a concert is chosen for national broadcast." Janzen was heavily involved in the production choosing the repertoire, rehearsing the music, and conducting the concert. He claims that the Vancouver Chamber Choir is "one of the world's finest professional choirs," and adds "the singers are truly extraordinary and Artistic Director Jon Washburn does brilliant work with them.
Guest conducting is nothing new for Janzen. He is currently in Kiev, Ukraine guest conducting Hayden's "Creation," as Principal Guest Conductor of the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. As the Director of Choral Activities at TWU, Janzen is spending the summer sharing his experiences and love for music on the TWU professor blog site.
To read Wes Janzen's blog visit http://www.twu.ca/academics/faculty/blogs/wes-janzen
To view the CBC National Broadcast summer schedule go to http://www.cbc.ca/choralconcert/schedule/june.html.
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
Last Updated: 2008-06-25