Welcome to Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players’ 2018-2019 season — our forty-ninth as Calgary’s original early-music ensemble!
CLICK HERE for details and ticket prices for the 3 performances scheduled for this season, including special season subscription prices – get 4 tickets for the price of 3!
This season, we are proud to present some wonderful new offerings to our loyal audience members (and to first-time CRSP concertgoers!) They include the first in what we anticipate will be a new tradition of annual “CRSP Presents” performances, which will see us invite other early-music soloists and ensembles to present concerts as a part of our season. In February 2019, we will present the Calgary-based ensemble String Theory Music Collective. Founded in 2017 by Baroque violinists Andrea Neumann and Louise Stuppard with Baroque cellist and gamba player Joan Kent, String Theory is already turning heads with its impeccable professionalism and creative programming.
We are also offering a new subscription package, whereby subscribers can get deals on tickets and also receive an extra ticket to one of our three concerts, so that you can bring a friend with you.
On the near horizon, CRSP looks forward to welcoming audience members to “A Christmas Pilgrimage” on Sunday, December 2 at 7:30pm at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Imagine a merry band of faithful travellers from different parts of Renaissance Europe who sing sacred and secular music from their homelands as they make a pilgrimage together to Rome to celebrate Christmas. You’ll hear Renaissance music from England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Central Europe. The piece that provides the backbone of the programme is Palestrina’s magnificent Missa De Beata Marie Virgine II, whose polyphony will fill the splendid sanctuary acoustic at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. We’re delighted that long-time CRSP collaborators John van Leeuwen (recorder) and Joan Kent (viola da gamba) will join us for this holiday presentation.