Woodstock musicians featured in NBYO Canada 150 celebration
Friday, October 13, 2017
Woodstock musicians featured in NBYO Canada 150 celebration


Four young musicians will get to perform in their hometown when the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra comes to Woodstock on Oct. 15.


Noam Koubi-Bahar and Daphna Koubi-Bahar PHOTOS: DAVID CORKUM/SUBMITTED

D a p h n a  Ko u b i - B a h a r, N o a m Koubi-Bahar, Evan Savage and Sophie Anthony, all for the Woodstock area, will be playing violin as part of the orchestra’s Canada 150 celebration.



Madison Mulherin, the 12-year-old daughter of Scott and Irma Mulherin of Grand Falls, was named to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra this summer. Madison will play the viola with the orchestra. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra’s Canada 150 celebration is titled Oh Canada: A Young 150! and will also feature choirs from across the region.

They will gather at John Caldwell School in Grand Falls for a series of assemblies on Oct. 13.

Jim Tranquilla, the orchestra’s director of community engagement, said two 50-minute assemblies will be held at the school for students in grades 3 to 12.

Students will be part of choirs that will perform the song “Sea to Sea,” with the youth chamber orchestra at each assembly.

The piece was written specially for the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra by celebrated Canadian composer Howard Shore, well-known for a vast body of work that includes the score for the Lord of the Rings films.

Students who perform in the choirs during the assemblies will also be invited to sing at a youth orchestra concert on the weekend.

The full orchestra will be at the McCain Community Theatre at Woodstock High School on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. and everyone is welcome.

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra. PHOTO: DAVID CORKUM

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available at the Ayr Motor Centre or at the door the day of the concert.

–With files from Corinne Fitzherbert.