Langley Ukulele Ensemble
Performing on the Main Stage
Friday May 5, 2017
4:30 - 5:10pm
The Langley Ukulele Ensemble is now in its 35th year – 32 years under the direction of Peter Luongo, and, for the past three years, under the direction of Paul Luongo.
During this time the group has developed a reputation at home and abroad for excellence in musical performance. The 21 ensemble members range in age from 12 to 21 years, and are students attending middle school, secondary or post-secondary institutions.
During this past year, they performed in front of audiences of 500 or more at the Stratford Summer Music Festival and Canadian National Exhibition. Additionally, the ensemble travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii where they celebrated their 20th anniversary tour at the Sheraton Waikiki resort. Performing as many as 80 concerts per year, they have travelled throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as to Japan.
In this coming year, the ensemble will be performing at the Sheraton Waikiki resort in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 21st year.
The group’s motto is “Enriching Lives through Music”. The members are challenged to strive towards excellence in musical performance and to use music as a vehicle through which they can be role models and leaders amongst their peers. The group members see themselves musical ambassadors for Canada, British Columbia, and Langley as well as for youth. They hope to leave audiences with a sense that there is reason to be hopeful about the future of today’s youth.