The University Singers are preparing to raise the rafters in their upcoming concert, Sacred Voices II, which takes place March 31 at Crescent Fort Rouge at 7:30 p.m.. It's a program featuring mostly music from the Deep South, as in Alabama, including selections from The Sacred Harp. And it includes a public sing!
Guest conductor Ian Loeppky will be sharing the conducting duties with the choir's regular conductor, Elroy Friesen.
Loeppky is originally a Winnipegger and graduate of the University of Manitoba. He's been working in Alabama for a decade now, so he is well-steeped in the musical styles of the south.
SCENE asked him to explain the Southern singing traditions:
Views of Kildonan Settlers bridge, Main Street and North Kildonan
Views of Route 90 and Portage Ave.
Views of Osborne, Confusion Corner, the Legislature and the Osborne Street bridge