British Tradition – Canadian Made

Past Performances – 2017

9 December 2017 – ALWM-11 are guest artists with The Orillia Vocal Ensemble at St. Paul’s Centre, Orillia, Ontario – 7:30 pm

  • Walking in the Air from The Snowman – Howard Blake
  • O Come All Ye Faithful with Orillia Vocal Ensemble
  • Contre Qui Rose – Morten Lauridsen
  • Silent Night with Orillia Vocal Ensemble
  • The Christmas Song – Mel Torme/arr. David Hanson
  • O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen
  • The First Noel with Orillia Vocal Ensemble
  • Winter Night (Sleigh Ride) from Three Small Tone-Poems RT VI/7 No. 2 – Frederick Delius/arr. Rita Arendz
  • In the Bleak Mid-Winter – Gustav Holst/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing with Orillia Vocal Ensemble
  • Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah (with Orillia Vocal Ensemble) – George Frideric Handel/arr. Rita Arendz
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas with Orillia Vocal Ensemble

16 September 2017 – ALWM-11 presents “September Concertino” at Tollendale Village, Barrie, Ontario – 7:15 pm

  • Amparito Roca – Jaime Texidor
  • Oh Shenandoah – traditional/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
  • Brazil – Ary Barroso/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Lark in the Clear Air – traditional/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Agawa Impressions – Len Ballantine
  • My ‘Ain Folk – Laura Lemon/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Shepherd’s Hey – Percy Grainger/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Londonderry Air – traditional/arr. John Iveson
  • American Trilogy – traditional/arr. Goff Richards
  • La Mourisque – Tielman Susato
  • Miami Beach Rhumba – Irving Fields/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Irish Blessing – Joyce Bacak/arr. Stephen Bradnum

25 August 2017 – ALWM-5 – private function


3 June 2017 – ALWM-5 are guest artists with The Barrie Concert Band‘s “Made in Canada” Concert at Hiway Pentecostal Church, Barrie, Ontario – 7:30 pm

  • Paul Bunyan Suite – Ben McPeek
  • Suite on Canadian Folk Songs – Morley Calvert
  • Dorian Blue – Vince Gassi

22-23 April 2017 – ALWM is host ensemble of the Canadian Band Association (Ontario Chapter)’s Community Brass Band Weekend “Calling all Brass!” at Collier Street United Church, Barrie, Ontario.  Rehearsals Saturday morning and afternoon,  Concert Sunday afternoon – 2:00 pm


9 April 2017 – ALWM’s Brit-10-ish presents “Spring is in the Air” as part of the Collier Street Concert Series at Collier Street United Church, Barrie, Ontario – 2:00 pm

  • Tempus Adest Floridum – 13th Century/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Spring Song – Alfred Hollins/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Flower Duet from Lakme – Leo Delibes/arr. Rita Arendz – soloists Flugel – Mark Milner, Horn – Kaylee Longman
  • Splash! – Vince Gassi
  • Spring Song Op 62. No 6 Fruhlingslied – Felix Mendelssohn/arr. Rita Arendz – soloist Cornet – Christine Savoie
  • Lark in the Clear Air – traditional/arr. Gordon Langford – soloist Tenor – Kaylee Longman
  • A Quiet Moment – Philip Sparke
  • Agawa Impressions (Canadian Premiere) – Len Ballantine
  • The Holy City – Stephen Adams/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Londonderry Air – traditional/arr. John Iveson – soloist Trombone – Alex Strelley
  • My ‘Ain Folk – Laura Lemon/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Three Brass Cats – Chris Hazell
  • Irish Blessing – Joyce Bacak/arr. Stephen Bradnum

9 April 2017 – ALWM’s Brit-10-ish are part of the Ministry of Music for Palm Sunday Service at Collier Street United Church, Barrie, Ontario – 10:15 am

  • Prelude
    • The Holy City – Stephen Adams/arr. Rita Arendz
    • The Palms – Jean-Baptiste Faure/arr. Rita Arendz
    • Tristis est anima mea – Francis Poulenc/arr. Rita Arendz
  • Anthem – Festival Piece on St. Anne’s (with organ)
  • Offertory – Quiet Moment – Philip Sparke
  • Communion – Lament from Stabat Mater – Karl Jenkins
  • Postlude – “Hallelujah” (finale) from Christ on the Mount of Olives – Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Rita Arendz

10-11 March 2017 – ALWM’s Brit-10-ish performs at the North American Bass Band Association (NABBA) festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.