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Christmas Tuba Festival
December 14, 2013
MBA's Christmas Tuba Festival (established 2002) provides an opportunity for tuba and euphonium players from across Manitoba to gather on the second Saturday in December to perform a concert of Christmas carols for Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra patrons. A rehearsal is held from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and the performance takes place on the Piano Nobile level from 7:05 - 7:45 pm. Players of all ages and abilities with a year or more of experience are welcome. Send in your registration form early and receive two free WSO tickets to a WSO concert in January. See the registration form (posted each September) for details. The cost is $5 and the music is free at http://musicmakesus.ca/celebrate/tubafest/.
The 11th annual Christmas Tuba Festival was held on December 8, 2012 in the Piano Nobile, at the Centennial Concert hall. Ninety-one (91) tuba and euphonium players gathered under the direction of Fraser Linklater for a rehearsal and 40 minute concert prior to the WSO’s Christmas show. Once again, it was a thrill to play in this venue and have the opportunity for young and old low brass players meet new people and share the excitement of playing in a unique and rich sounding ensemble. What better way to get in the spirit of the season.
Long and McQuade continued their support by donating a gift certificate to the best decorated instrument/instrumentalist. As always, we are grateful to Brent Johnson and the WSO for sharing this venue at the concert hall.
The next Christmas Tuba Festival happens next December. Be sure to grab your horn and bring a friend. See you then!