Did you miss our latest concert on April 17th? Well – we are are going to put on the same show this upcoming Saturday, May7th!
As part of a special fundraiser to help re-build the Bragg Creek Community Centre (which got water damage and needs major repairs), we will perform the same repertoire.
* Saturday, May 7th
* 2:30 PM – pre-concert talk
* 3:00 to 5:00 PM – concert
* The Redwood House, #1 Manyhorses Drive, Redwood Meadows (very close to Bragg Creek off of Highway 22)
* Pay what you can (recommended $15 regular, $10 seniors/students, under 18 free)
* Tickets available at the Bragg Creek Centre – 403 949 4277 ext 2, email@example.com
Come on out to beautiful Bragg Creek/Redwood Meadows, enjoy being close to the mountains, and see our entertaining concert!
This is going to be a fabulous concert not to be missed! Along with the usual stunning singing, there will also be:
- A Bell solo and other percussion performed by Brent Van Dusen, one of our singers
- Instrumental music with Recorder, Crumhorn and Viola da gamba featuring guest artists John van Leeuwen and Joan Kent
- Mask and costume parade a la Carnevale style narrated by Rachel Ewert
- CRSP dance troupe led by Lauretta Carrick
- Juggling performed by the talented Jeffrey Olynek
- The ever popular informative pre-concert talk
Here is an idea of what you’ll hear:
- Palestrina Sicut Cervus
- Palestrina Stabat Mater Dolorosa
- Victoria O Vos Omnes
- Gjeilo Agnus Dei: Phoenix
- Scheidt Surrexit Christus Hodie
- Lasso Matona Mia Cara
- Banchieri Mascherata d’Amanti
- Donato Chi La Gagliarda
- Lasso Tutto Lo Di
- Banchieri Vinata di Brindesi, e Ragioni
- Banchieri Capriciata a Tre Voci
- Banchieri Contraponto Bestiale Alla Mente
See our Play & Pray concert announcement for more concert details and tickets.
We hope to see you there!
Play & Pray
- Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm
- Pre-concert talk at 2:30pm
- St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121 14 Avenue SW: Google map
- Guest musicians: John van Leeuwen on recorder and Joan Kent on viola da gamba
- Join us as we take a journey to the Italian Renaissance – the time and place which birthed some of the world’s most sublime sacred music, and that also witnessed the blossoming of Carnevale, the annual joy-filled and excess-laden carnival which cartwheeled through the beginning of each calendar year in Renaissance Italy. The first half (sacred – the ‘Pray’ part), will feature music by Palestrina, Scheidt, de Victoria and Ola Gjeilo who is a 21st century composer who reworks the Renaissance themes. The second half (secular – the ‘Play’ part), will develop the theme of Carnevale, which started in Italy and then spread throughout the world. It is a huge celebration, lasting many days, and culminating in Martedi Grasso (or Mardi Gras), the day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. (OK, so we’re a little late, but we had to get it all rehearsed!) This concert will be more along the style of the early Calgary Renaissance Singers concerts, with much merriment, some theatre, madrigal-singing and minstrels. With something for everyone, this is a concert not to be missed!
- Tickets: $20 Regular / $15 Senior/Student / Under 18 Free
Audience Letter from the Artistic Director
We’d just like to give you an idea of what you’ll hear at our upcoming December 5th concert:
- Traditional I Saw Three Ships
- Byrd Hodie Christus natus est
- Britten Hodie Christus natus est
- Byrd Ave Maria, gratia plena
- Rutter Christmas Lullaby
- Byrd The Carman’s Whistle (Chellan Hoffman, organ)
- Byrd This Day Christ Was Born
- Lennon and McCartney Blackbird
- Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno
- Janequin Le Chant des Oyseaux
- Monteverdi Dolcissimo usignolo
- Frescobaldi Capriccio on the notes of the Cuckoo (Chellan Hoffman, organ)
- Mason Joy to the World (Chellan Hoffman, organ)
- Courtney A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas
See our Byrd & Birds concert announcement for concert details and tickets.
We hope to see you there!
This year on Saturday October 17th, eight members of the Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players once again participated in the Run For Music event, a fundraiser organized by the Alberta Choral Federation (ACF). This year our team was called “Byrd’s Flock.”
Thanks to our sponsors, we raised over $1380.00, a portion of which goes into our choir’s own funds, the other portion to the ACF.
Here are some of the experiences of the team that walked or ran:
- Jeb Gaudet: “A great day for a great cause! I loved the informational tidbits along the way about the benefits of choral singing”
- Ruby, age 10: “Thank goodness for the water stop! It was hard work but it was worth it for the pancakes”
- Lisa Hurrle: “It was a gorgeous day – so great to see everyone enjoying the park and each other”
- Liz: “I participated in this years Run for Music because it was a great opportunity to work with my own choir team mates raising funds for our choir while supporting choral singing in Alberta! This event was a lot of fun and as always North Glenmore Park was spectacular!”
- Marcia: The walk/run (our team walked, at paces ranging from brisk to leisurely) happened in lovely weather, and provided us with a chance to catch up with conversations about life events, politics, plans, exercise, food – and of course music. It was good to have that opportunity for social time while helping the CRSP budget.
- Marlin: “Music and all forms of creative expression are key components to healthy living. Therefore, choosing to support this particular event through active participation was an easy decision. Getting out in the early morning, breathing fresh air and visiting with great people in a scenic environment was simply an added bonus.”