Media Advisory - Vancouver 2010 to record more than 100 national anthems with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

    Media invited to attend first major recording at Surrey's Bell Performing
    Arts Centre

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), together with the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra (VSO), will record more than 100 national anthems of
countries competing in the 2010 Winter Games.
    The VSO, conducted by Maestro Bramwell Tovey, will record the anthems
from Sunday, September 21 through to Tuesday, September 23, 2008, with the
full 73-piece orchestra. Members of the media are invited to attend part of a
recording session on Monday, September 22. Representatives from the VSO and
VANOC will be available for interviews.

    Date:  Monday, September 22, 2008

    Time:  11:15 am to 11:30 am - media arrival and sign in
           11:30 am to 11:45 am - media availability
           11:45 am to noon - media set-up for recording
           noon to 12:10 pm - recording opportunity

    Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre
           6250 - 144th Street, Surrey, BC

    Who:   Bramwell Tovey       Grammy and Juno award-winning music director,
                                Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
           David Guscott        executive vice president, celebrations and
                                partnerships, VANOC
           Marti Kulich         vice president, ceremonies and spectaculars,
                                celebrations and partnerships, VANOC

    New information: Media identification will be required.

    Note: This is an active recording session. We encourage members of the
    media to arrive promptly and to please respect the need for quiet during
    recording times.

    Parking: Available at front and lower level lots of the centre.

    To enter: Please enter through the rear stage door, located on the north
    side of the building next to the loading bay.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Erin Mikaluk, VANOC
Communications, Tel.: (778) 328-3371, E-mail:

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