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MAGICAL – Cirque du Soleil is back with another captivating show at Rexall Place from June 18 to June 21

Like a shiny penny that keeps showing up, Cirque du Soleil is back with another captivating show at Rexall Place.

From June 18 to June 21, the Montreal based company introduces Varekai, a tale of a young man who parachutes into a magical forest at the summit of a volcano and discovers a kaleidoscope of fantastical creatures.

He sets off a chain reaction of events and travels on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. It is a place on the edge of time that can create all possibilities and is an inspiration to rediscovering life.

During the four-day stop, Cirque will perform seven shows. Tickets range from $40 to $105. They are available online at www.cirqueclub.com or at 1-855-985-5000. For complete information visit cirquedusoleil.com/varekai.

Concordia College’s three choral ensembles join the Concordia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Hoyt to present Laudis! Gloria! on Monday, Feb. 2 at Francis Winspear Centre.

The Concert Choir, the Community Chorus and Bella Voce Women’s Choir will sing Mozart’s final masterpiece, the sublime Requiem in D minor.

Hoyt has balanced the weight of the funeral mass with a majestic Gloria by contemporary American composer Mark Hayes.

Rounding out the program is Rimsky Korsakov’s highly energetic Spanish dance Capriccio.

Guest soloists include soprano Jolaine Kerley, mezzo-soprano Mireille Rijavec, tenor Caleb Nelson and bass Michael Kurschat.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $17 seniors and students. Call 780-428-1414. For more information call 780-479-9304.

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