Langley’s long-running music festival returns mid-April

One of the province’s largest music festivals starts this month in Langley.

April and May in Langley will be filled with the sounds of music at various venues.

The Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival happens over a few weeks, and is open to the public. Most of the festival takes place at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus.

Hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs of White Rock and Clearbrook, the festival attracted more than 6,500 participants, young people and adults. The festival offers expert adjudicators providing advice to performers. One of its goals is to support music education through bursaries and scholarships.

It is one of the largest educational performing arts festivals in this province.

For more information, go to kfv.ca.

The schedule for 2017:

Violin &Viola:

April 18 &19: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Cello &Chamber Groups:

April 21 &22: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Junior Voice

(all styles ages 14 and under):

April 10 -13 &20: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Class full – entries closed

Intermediate &Senior Classical Voice

(ages 15 and over):

April 28 &29, May 3: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Intermediate &Senior

Contemporary and Musical Theatre Voice

(ages 15 and over):

April 24: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Senior Piano &Concertos:

April 24 – 29: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Junior Piano:

April 10 – 13: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Intermediate Piano:

April 18 – 22: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Woodwinds:

April 25 &27: Kwantlen (Langley Campus)

Composition:

April 22: Kwantlen (Surrey Campus)

Harp and Guitar:

May 13: Langley Community Music School

Choirs:

May 2 – 4 : Kwantlen Auditorium, Langley Campus

Jazz Bands:

May 8 -11 : Kwantlen Auditorium, Langley Campus

Concert Bands and Brass:

May 12 – 26 : Kwantlen Auditorium, Langley Campus

Orchestras:

May 8, 15 – 26 : Kwantlen Auditorium, Langley Campus

Vocal Jazz:

(Vocal Jazz classes are not offered this year)

Chinese Ethnic Instruments:

May 13: Langley Community Music School

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