There are two performances and, like all festival events, there is guaranteed seating for all. Performances are professionally staged and lit to ensure maximum enjoyment.
Con Brio WHISTLER Gala Concert 2019
had the honour of being an invited, featured ensemble at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in San Jose, California in July 2015. This is one of the most prestigious band festivals in the world, and marked the 10th anniversary of PSWE’s performance at the WASBE conference in Singapore in 1995. Under the direction of Dr. David Branter, the 45- piece band is made up of highly skilled musicians from the Vancouver Lower Mainland. PSWE aspires to present the best performances of modern wind band music through its regular concert season. The Ensemble is also an active supporter of student musicians, and has a mandate to promote performing opportunities for music students of all ages through workshops and masterclasses with its skilled musicians as well as joint concerts with school groups.
Choral ensemble TBA. More information coming soon!
Previous performers have included: The University of Troy, Alabama Wind Symphony, Musica Intima, The UBC Wind Ensemble, The Kwantlen College Wind Ensemble, The Capilano University “A” Band, The Eagle Song Drummers and Dancers of the Squamish Nation, The Universal Gospel Choir, Chor Leone, The Marcus Mosely Chorale, The Brandon University Wind Symphony, The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, The Sojourners, Tanga, Christopher Bill, The Malcolm Aiken Jazz Ensemble, Infinitus, Chor Leone and numerous instrumental and vocal performers.