CRSP – Reformation Concert on Saturday, October 28

A Choral Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
66 – 7 Street NE, Calgary
www.stmatthewlutherancalgary.com

Join CRSP for a one-hour choral concert to mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation (1517 – 2017).  We are performing this concert at the kind invitation of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Our performance will open with Martin Luther’s musical setting of Psalm 46 “Eine feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress)”, followed by J. S. Bach’s two chorale arrangements of Luther’s original melody.  From there, we will explore Protestantism through the music of Praetorius, Sweelinck, Tallis, Byrd, and works from the Codex Specialnik.  The performance will end with Felix Mendelssohn’s grand setting of Psalm 43 “Richte mich, Gott (Vindicate me, O Lord)”.  CRSP Artistic Director Jane Perry will present two harpsichord solos as a part of the afternoon’s offerings, and the concert will be narrated by CRSP baritone Nicholas Zekulin.

Admission is by freewill offering
Half of the collected monies will be donated to the Rehabilitation Society of Calgary.

CRSP Performing at Equinox Vigil Sep 23

Each year, this very unique and moving event takes place at the Union Cemetery and CRSP will be a part of the experience. This is open to everyone and is free of charge.

Inspired by both ancient and contemporary traditions from around the globe, Equinox Vigil is a creative, respectful evening to honour the deceased and celebrate the natural cycle of Life and Death itself.

Inspiring art installations, video projections, and shrines created by professional artists form the heart of the Equinox Vigil experience.

But this is not art displayed as in a formal gallery setting. Rather, these artworks come alive through public participation. By performing simple acts like lighting candles or sharing the names of deceased loved ones at the digital shrine, each visitor to Equinox Vigil becomes part of a community drawing close to mourn its dead through art and public ritual.

Saturday, September 23rd
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Union Cemetery – 28 Avenue & Spiller Road NE, Calgary

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Call For Auditions!

Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players are looking for new choristers to join us for our 2017-2018 season — their 48th year as Cowtown’s original early-music ensemble!

We specialize in music of the Renaissance and music that celebrates the spirit of the Renaissance.  If you love the music of Palestrina and Tallis, the sound of a good Anglican church choir, and the occasional madrigal or drinking song, then this is the group for you!

We rehearse once a week on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Unitarian Church of Calgary (1701 – 1 Street NW) and there are also extra rehearsals as needed.

Auditions will be held in the first week of September.  To arrange for an audition, please e-mail Artistic Director Jane Perry at conductor@renaissance-singers.com, and put “CRSP audition” in the subject line.

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CRSP Members Performing at Medieval Day July 22nd

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Some of our members will be performing at the Cochrane Public Library Medieval Day on Saturday, July 22nd, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This is a very fun event with lots of Medieval themed activities and spectacles. Great for the whole family. So put on your medieval garb and join us in the fun in Cochrane.

http://www.cochranepubliclibrary.ca/content/medieval-day-2017

Books Between Friends CRSP Fundraiser

CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS!

Books Between Friends runs a used book store to raise money for worthy charities and funds raised from June 2nd – 4th will be donated to CRSP!

Friday, June 2nd, 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, June 4th, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location #14, 3434 – 34 Avenue NE

Pocket Books $1
Hard Covers $2
Trade Size Soft Covers $2
Kids Books $1

Please come down and support us while getting great deals on used books!