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News Release

October 21, 1998

U of G musicians release CD

A new music compact disc featuring musical selections from the University of Guelph's choir, ensembles and orchestra is now available.
The Tradition and Tomorrow compact disc can be purchased for $10 at the University Bookstore or directly from the School of Fine Art and Music.

It includes musical numbers from 182 vocalists and musicians who are members of the University of Guelph Chamber Singers, Women's Ensemble, Concert Winds, Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra. Recorded last spring at the River Run Centre, the compact disc is a good representation of the groups' varied repertoires, ranging from baroque and classical to jazz and folk music; and it even includes a Christmas selection.

The groups range in size from the three-musician Early Music Ensemble to the 80-voice University of Guelph Choir. The size and instrumentation of each ensemble provided some unique challenges for music producer Erin Donovan, recording engineer John Adams and the stage crew at the River Run Centre. This was one of the first recordings made at Guelph's new performing arts centre, said Mary Cyr, director of the School of Fine Art and Music.

Funding was provided by the Student Life Enhancement Fund, a special grants fund administered by the Office of Student Affairs and the community-based Friends of Music. Sales profits will be used to continue to support the ensembles.

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