An Afternoon of Music and Memories

February 27, 2018

Thorneloe University is welcoming all to an afternoon of music in memory of a well-known patron and supporter of music and arts, Mr. Hubert Kruzel, who passed away September 14, 2017.

Special guest and Professor Emeritus of Organ and Church Music at Wilfrid Laurier University, Mr. Jan Overduin, will be leading the program with a showcase of music from the masters with works by composers such as Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Messiaen.

Professor Overduin will also be joined by local pianist Robert Hall to present two well- known works arranged for piano and organ, Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and the stirring Crown Imperial by William Walton.

Robert Hall has been an Associate Professor of Music at Laurentian University for more than two decades, and is the Director of Music and Organist at St. Andrew’s United Church. He is renowned for his masterful skills as a vocalist, pianist and organist.

“Hubert Kruzel was a great a supporter of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and the arts in Sudbury,” said Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, President of Thorneloe University. “We’re happy to honour his contributions to music, his community and his legacy to the classics with an evening remembering Mr. Kruzel on March 4th.”

  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 3:00 P.M.
  • Where: St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch St. Sudbury, Ontario
  • Admission is free: Donations will be accepted in support of the Chapel Organ Fund at Thorneloe University

Thorneloe University has offered academic programming in the humanities for more than 50 years. As a founding member of the Laurentian University Federation, and situated on the campus of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Thorneloe is home to the departments of Ancient Studies, Theatre and Motion Picture Arts, Religious Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well the Thorneloe University School of Theology.

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Media Contact:

Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, President, Thorneloe University (705) 673-1730, ext. 101,

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