Through the advocacy of national registered charity, Water Ambassadors Canada (WAC), a special concert played on Trinity Western University’s campus chime will ring out to mark World Water Day. TWU’s event is part of a broader national campaign that includes the “lighting up in blue” of iconic landmarks across Canada to raise awareness about the global water crisis.

To mark the celebration of World Water Day on Tuesday, March 22, a six-minute, noon-hour concert will include  two water-related tunes in the chime’s repertoire as well as melodies composed and arranged by TWU music students over the past several years. And, instead of lighting up in blue at dusk, like other participating landmarks, the campus campanile will again sound out the concert at 8:00PM that evening.

The melodies played will include

  1. Modal Change in A​ (sequenced and performed by TWU student, James Tseung)
  2. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head (Burt Bacharach (1928 -) / Hal David (1921-2012)
  3. Ellacombe (#3) (Composer unknown; Ca 18th C. Arranged and performed by TWU student, Chloe Thiessen)
  4. In dreams; from The Lord of the Rings movie. (Howard Shore, 1946- . Arranged and performed  by TWU student, Danica Steenkamp)
  5. A Murmuration (For Erica Grimm) (Composed and performed by TWU student, Chloe Thiessen)
  6. On the beautiful, blue Danube, Op.  314; AKA Blue Danube waltz (Johann Strauss II 1825-1899)
  7. Modal Change in A​ (sequenced and performed by TWU student, James Tseung)

Chime patron and co-founder of Water Ambassadors Canada, Heather Alloway, says

“We can all do something to raise awareness for the work to provide clean drinking water. Clean drinking water saves lives.”

The concert will help everyone within hearing range of the chimes think about our most precious and essential commodity- water.

The concert will open and close with the first public performance of “Modal Change in A,” sequenced and performed by TWU Music student, James Tseung. The music is described by Alloway Librarian Elizabeth Kreiter as a fluid piece that “moves through a four-note sequence to evoke a broad, spacious, and ultimately consonant sound. Its ambiguous tonality—neither strongly major nor minor—invites the listener to rest in a moment of subtle harmony.”