December 31, 2014
Dream With Me!
If I could capture the moon and paint a sky full of blue
Fight scattered storms to light the night
If I could skip along clouds and hear the wind sing out loud
Rewrite the rhyme and slow down time
I see a world where every boy and girl
Has all they need to live free
Imagine a world that's kind with not a child left behind
Where everyone could share the sun
Life is only a dream
Dream with me
Lyrics by Jackie Evancho
YOU ARE INVITED!
COME CELEBRATE WITH
DR. ALFRED KUNZ!
Concordia Choirs, University of Waterloo Choirs, Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus, Alfred Kunz Singers, Bach Cantata Singers, Music Alive and the Nith Valley Singers have given me 50 glorious years of music. These years have helped me to accomplish my primary goals, which have been to teach people to sing and enjoy choral music. It has been my pleasure to share my music and my compositions with an eager group of singers and to bring excellent musical performances to our communities. However, as the title of my latest piano composition says, "There comes a time...........".
The most important tool for success is the Belief that one can succeed. We thank our sponsors, advertisers, audiences and singers who have helped us instill the Belief that we have given music to the region we serve. Your contributions, large or small, have sent a clear message that the arts are important, they should be valued and they should be cared for. Music must be part of our future. Your support is an investment in that future.
We look forward to sharing the next chapter of our lives together and are excited about the prospects of what we will do after Music Alive and the Nith Valley Singers.
My father always said, “Reach for the stars and you are bound to get the moon”. We have done it!
Alfred and Dana Kunz
Please go to Millennium Choral Organization Facebook Page for additional January 2015 Choir Registration information by clicking on the link below.
Tuesday, January 6th and 13th
Suddaby School, 171 Frederick St.
Kitchener – 7:00pm
Nith Valley Singers
Wednesday, January 7th and 14th
Wilmot Mennonite Church, 2995 Bleams Road
New Hamburg – 7:00pm
Information – (519) 662-3291
YouTube - Millennium Choral Organization Page
Facebook - Millennium Choral Organization Page
Dr. Alfred Kunz
Artistic Director, Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Vocal Coach and Publisher.
As noted in the University of Waterloo citation for Alfred Kunz's honorary doctorate:
"A national treasure in the field of composition and choral conducting, Alfred Kunz has contributed his enormous creative and organizational energies to the musical culture of the German Canadian community, in general, and to the Kitchener-Waterloo community, in particular, since 1955. For fifty years he was the conductor of the Concordia Club Choirs and is the driving spirit behind the founding of several choral groups, including the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus, the Bach Kantate Singers, the Joshua Singers, the Nith Valley Singers, Music Alive Choral Organization, and the Millennium Concert Choir.
For a decade and a half during the early years of the University of Waterloo, Alfred Kunz was involved in music making with the campus community. During this time he organized choirs and presented many challenging performances drawn from the classical repertoire as well as from his own work. As a composer, his works have been performed by various professional and amateur organizations across Canada and, indeed, in Europe. He is prolific, and inclined to the avant-garde.
Alfred Kunz is committed to the concept of music as a life skill rather than as a performance technique. His work has consistently demonstrated his unflagging commitment to the very ideal of music and to music itself as a necessity for a truly humane society.
As a composer, choral director, arranger, and music coach, Mr. Kunz has demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to make music not for the few but for the many: the common property of all."