2023 - 7 PM
The Hymn Project is centered around bringing the beauty and depth of hymns to string ensemble and exploring how these old traditions pass down and invite us to experience something greater than ourselves.
Ting and her co-performers are excited to coincide with the theme of Hillcrest’s homecoming weekend as they perform original arrangements inspired by the Mennonite hymnal and music of other artists who brought the spirit of their hymn and folk traditions to string ensemble. Works include Appalachian Waltz by Edgar Meyer and arrangements from the Danish String Quartet.
Ting's musical roots grew out of the Mennonite communities of rural Iowa. She credits her childhood experience playing hymns as her inspiration for becoming a violinist. "I always felt there was something special about playing these simple hymns for people who resonated with them so deeply. While the bustle of urban life and the competitive nature of the performing world make it harder to stay grounded, playing hymns has been one of the most meaningful ways I’ve found to connect with listeners and my own sense of purpose."
2023 - 7 PM
Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Proximus 5 brings “exquisite,” “spine tingling” unaccompanied voices to sing timeless, deeply moving music from across the ages – including folk, contemporary covers, and contemplative classics.
They create restorative a cappella music that celebrates human connection, sung by a core group of five seasoned vocalists. Scott Reimer, Dan Rochegood, James Magnus-Johnston, Paul Bruch-Wiens and Jereme Wall are among Winnipeg’s most sought after voices.
Their provocative and powerful renditions of holiday classics alongside newer instant favorites will create a unique complement to the holiday season.
Tickets available soon.