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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 14, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press monday december 14, 1970 this time clock in Medicine hat s two month old Arena crashed to the ice late last week seconds before the scheduled face off of a school hockey game. The clock recently underwent repairs and it is believed a spliced Cable gave Way. Ii View by Kovald Gibson concert disappointing after 1969 program on saturday evening a Christmas festival fantasy was presented by the Winnipeg symphony orchestra the Winnipeg philharmonic choir the treble teen choir and the can Clian forces training command band in the Centennial concert Hall. Arthur Poison conducted the orchestra and philharmonic choir whose chorus master is Stewart Thomson. Shirley pen Ner conducted the teen choir the Captain fury conducted the band. The staging of the performance was by Neil Harris. Oscar Wilde is credited with saying that to like All Art equally Well is to display the soul of an auctioneer. There was some Fine music some Dull music and some quite inconsequential music. It seems a pity that at christmastime we hear and accept equally the Good and the bail without much consideration for anything other than the spirit of Christ Mas whatever that May be. Aider the warmth of much of last year s Christmas program we looked Forward to this one and it is to report that we were rather disappointed. The treble teens Are a com Nie Dable group. Their three carols in the first half were essentially Good music. In the first one they needed better articulation of the runs particularly in the first sopranos. The slime sopranos were weak in pitch in the German Carol that followed and in the third. Mary s Cradle song by Roger we never had any quiet singing. Indeed this choir sings continuously at a healthy Mezzo Forte but perhaps the amplification was the cause of some of the loud singing. When they Sang silent night in the second half. This again was on a rather loud level. If they can improve Pilch matters and get a bit More sensitivity into their singing they will be a musical asset to this province. The band played two suites. The first was incredibly Dull and the second. Music for a festival by Gordon Jacob was opening cello Solo was Rathe loud and charmless. The Subtle mixing of strings and Hummie voices was lost. With the men spread of across a wide space it a perhaps inevitable that the were not together in the second Carol come All you Worth gentlemen. The choir Neve seemed to give us a mood o tidings of and we missed that delightful counter subject o the first Noel against this Carol. We know that the choir was amplified and per haps this accounts for the fact that we never got a really quiet ending to this work which should have been the highlight of the evening. But it was t. The highlight of the evening was Bill Trebilcox s recollection Hermaniuk celebrates mass Here metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk head of the ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada was the chief celebrant at solemn pontifical mass in Observance of the feast of St. Andrew s sunday in St. Andrew s Church Euclid Avenue and Maple Street. The Scarvie also marked the canonical visitation to the Church with the metropolitan As speaker both in the Church and at a banquet in the school auditorium. The speaker gave highlights of so Andrew s missionary work which started in the Ukraine the Black archbishop Hermaniuk sea. Men Ion cd that St. Andrew s was one of the Best parishes among 80 churches in Canada. He also praised msgr. Joseph Pulak Roclor of St. Andre s for his devoted work to the Church and the Community. Paul a it Whyna chairman of the Church Board and other extended Greet of Winnipeg Winter. Or. Trebil Coe filled us with nostalgia because we also have shopper at Jerry Robinson s and at the Bay on main Street. What he had to recall was so warm and pleasant that the musical Back ground was lost to us by perhaps or. Mcmullin its com Poser will not Bear a grudge i we say that such a situation seemed quite right and proper. George Mccloy the master o ceremonies for the audience Anc choirs singing had the virtue of Brevity. His description of the wonderment of such carols a silent night would have been Apt had the teens shown that wonderment but alas they did t. The orchestra presented Christmas overture by Morley. H contained a sprately treat ment of the Holly and the Ivy but god rest you merry gent men was dished up. In March talc. Doing violence to that delightful tune. Finally we had a rather Dull performance of the amen chorus from Handel s Messiah. This was staged and one vendors just what mrs. Thom son and or. Publow were doing Here or for that matter he teen choir it was All far of reminiscent of to shows including a commercial. Concerts of this sort present ome strange bedfellows but none could be stranger than Bernard Naylor s the deum Fol owed by that dreadful Calypso. Pc feel that it was an insult to in. Naylor to have the pre Miere of his work in such Corn any. Our sympathy goes also to he philharmonic choir having be part of such a Hodge i attended. Always interesting and we jugs to archbishop her Naniuk value this band very highly. At the banquet in the school a ii was p to that the Philhart Dit orium More than a Nom choir s contribution suffered from Lack of rehearsal. The world premiere of Bernard Naylor s festival the deum Sim ply never became Festal. We feel that the composer either i wrote it for too slow a perform Ance or or. Poison conducted it i too slowly for it never really caught fire. Most people know that the to cum is in three sections the third being a i Arborg. Man. Special series of petitions was added j j m. Rakai was re elected later. The mood of the text of j president at the annual meeting this third Pirt is that of Supply recently of the Arborg minor cation. Or. Naylor seemed to Lockey association. Bert kind have caught that mood Well j Zierski vice president and s. J. But it also seemed that this i Tergesen Secretary treasurer mood pervaded the other two sectors. We feel that the mix ing of the opening phrase with the Musk of the second and Rakai again Arborg minor hockey chief Myrtle Ruttan Patterson during the first world War the casual wanderer in the Vicinity of Broadway and har grave Street would have been excited by the Label of sounds coming from the old music and arts building. This building no longer standing was then the Centre of Winnipeg s musical life and its studios rang with the efforts of s t u d e n t s and their teachers alike in Pursuit of some Musi Cal Ideal so elusive but yet so real. There was one teacher who exerted great influence. His name was Ernest Nixon Ket Chen and among his talented students was Myrtle Norman Ruttan whose death occurred last thursday. Mrs. Patterson As she later became also stud m As in new York under err est Hutch son. For a number of years she taught in that same music and _ _ coaches named for tie season arts developing the were Carl Johanson Asgeir l a l n l with Winnipeg Magnusson. W. J. Reid Harvey i to teem. She always daa surf and g. W. Patterson her pupils the third sections added a comply i and assistant coaches Tryggvi Opportunity to perform under cation of ideas that weakened j f i n n s o m Pat muffins Bert i besi circumstances and we both. I Kindzierski. Ray Marquette and i member one when there was no denying that j Eric is Wordsw Grant Thor 1 students appeared in moments Nimax were Speen was named referee a j recital supported by a Arches j we wuss teachers7 Assod Atim Long be limb Rattan fore it was Whf catered awl As a the choir Adf Whf Cefra were of. Is a Kafcas s of Crismas ties is a a wac. Y wit Flea. Vang Cut Maigel Morrison. Wales wat we in water Taffy Wem frer the j swy Board wok pc courses Adf be swear Trews a Dwarf of wow. Mrs. Fossos was a Wise set Silbe Wes Eaton s catalogue clearance Centre celebrates this Christmas with the joyous sound of music special Price on a tape recorder with adapter for Handy Home use Reg. 19.99 14.99 Salt Small recorder built to go anywhere ready for action the moment you switch on the Mike and press the record Button. Push a Button to Stop another to rewind then press play for instant Back talk. 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