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Ben Heppner, tenor – UBC Centenary Gala

Ben Heppner, tenor – UBC Centenary Gala

By Kara Gibbs on August 29, 2008 - 12:12am

Sep 28 2008 - 3:00pm
Sep 28 2008 - 5:00pm

Co-Produced by the Chan Centre and the CBC Radio Orchestra
Ben Heppner, tenor – UBC Centenary Gala
Sunday September 28, 2008 at 3pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

6265 Crescent Road, UBC

In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the University of British Columbia, highly acclaimed Canadian tenor and UBC alumnus Ben Heppner will perform in the UBC Centenary Gala, Sunday September 28th at 3:00pm. This concert features Heppner with the CBC Radio Orchestra under the baton of Alain Trudel, alongside the University Singers choir.

Repertoire for this notable gala event will include the CBC Radio Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Lenore Overture, as well as the orchestral works of Vancouver’s own Jean Coulthard. The orchestra will also accompany Ben Heppner for a collection of much-loved English song including I’ll Follow My Secret Heart (Sir Noel Coward), The Desert Song (Sigmund Romberg), and The World is Waiting for a Sunrise (Ernst Seitz).

In addition to Heppner's contribution to the program, there will be a world première of a newly commissioned work by award-winning composer and head of the UBC composition faculty, Stephen Chatman. Chatman’s work for orchestra and choir entitled Earth Songs has been commissioned by UBC in celebration of the centenary and will highlight the talents of the CBC Radio Orchestra and the University Singers.

Tickets range in price from $47 to $61 plus service charges, and are available through Ticketmaster at 604.280.3311 or online at
More Info: | 604.822.2697 |


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