Monday November 6, 2017 Fredericton Symphony Orchestra  presents 

"World War One in Film and Music: Battle of the Somme"

Pre-Concert Talk by Brent Wilson at 6:15 p.m. in the West Gallery of the Playhouse


Brent Wilson teaches military history at the University of New Brunswick, including courses on the Great War and war through film.

His talk will provide some historical context for the film, “The Battle of the Somme” by briefly describing the battle, how and why the film was made and used, and the impact it had on its audiences. 

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The film of the Battle of the Somme being presented by the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra may make people curious about  their own family member's possible participation in World War One. The information below may be helpful.

The New Brunswick Great War Project (NBGWP) at the Provincial Archives is an ongoing program to preserve and illustrate a collection of sources relating to this province’s commitment to the Great War (1914-1919). This project includes the names and vital statistics of approximately 32,000 soldiers and nurses of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) who are linked to New Brunswick’s military effort. The New Brunswick Great War Project http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NBGWP/

Soldiers of the Great War: The Fredericton Soldier Biography History Initiative
http://archives.gnb.ca/Exhibits/SoldierBiographyHistoryInitiative/?culture=en-CA

Personnel Records of the First World War
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx

Researching their family's First World War History
http://ww1.canada.com/faces-of-war/canadians-can-research-their-familys-first-world-war-history-online

From Enlistment to Burial Records: The Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War
https://thediscoverblog.com/2012/11/06/from-enlistment-to-burial-records-the-canadian-expeditionary-force-in-the-first-world-war/

The Regimental Rogue: Researching Canadian Soldiers of the First World War
http://regimentalrogue.com/misc/researching_first_world_war_soldiers_part1.htm

FSO Concert March 19th

"Welcome to the Orchestra" promises to be a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Tickets are available NOW at the Playhouse Box Office
or
online by clicking here.


Did you miss our Messiah Presentations or just like to watch them again?

 Here are videos of The Messiah as performed at the Woodstock Baptist Church 2016-12-10.
Video 1 has the first half;
video 2 the second half
video 3 has the Hallelujah Chorus with Audience Participation.
They are all available here: https://vimeo.com/album/4305125

Below is the link to the performance of Messiah at Wilmot United Church 2016-12-9
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQgOKwzrPKRRl_pWBE0tERXHe2-Lh6jwF

Fredericton Symphony Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Concert Now Online!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQgOKwzrPKRR_y_e_DW0_X68efuQEuHn-

The orchestra performed to a full house—actually overflowing, and the musicians enjoyed a warm reception to the wonderful variety of music. If you missed the concert, or attended and would enjoy hearing it again, it is now available online on YouTube. Click on the photo to get there. Thanks to the highly-talented YiYang Shi and Brian Cassidy for this excellent video.

Our 40th Birthday Party Concert

Thanks to Heather Perritt for these photos of the event.

Click on any photo to see larger versions of all them.