July 30, 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, enjoy choral music, to share my music and my compositions and with an eager group of singers and to bring excellent music and performances to our communities. However, as the title of my latest piano composition says, "There comes a time..........."
Dana and I wish to advise all my singers, past and present, that the coming season from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be our final season conducting choirs. We invite everyone who has ever sung with me to join us in our final year. For more information regarding our choir registrations, concert themes and concert dates, please go to CHOIR ASSOCIATIONS tab on this website or check out our Millennium Choral Facebook Page by clicking on the link below.
My father always said, "Reach for the stars and you are bound to get the moon". We have done it!
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."