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!

May 7th Concert: Renaissance Meets Klezmer!

Renaissance Meets Klezmer!

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Pre-Concert Talk 7 PM / Concert 7:30 PM
Location: Temple B’nai Tikvah (900 – 47 Avenue SW, Calgary)

CRSP will present music by Jewish composers and on Jewish texts. This includes two settings of Psalm 150, one by Srul Irving Glick and another by CRSP’s own Marcia Jenneth Epstein.

We will also sing music by Felix Mendelssohn and by the Italian Jewish Renaissance composer Salamone Rossi, a musician whose works have experienced a recent revival.

Our Players will perform instrumental works by Rossi, represented by a trio of baroque violin (Andrea Neumann), baroque recorder (John van Leeuwen) and baroque cello (Joan Kent.)

And in the second half of the concert, CRSP will present two beautiful songs from the Sephardic tradition, as well as perform a few traditional Israeli dances.

We wrap it all up with a toe-tapping version of Bai Mir Bisti Sheyn as arranged by Joshua Jacobson, conductor of Boston’s Zamir Chorale.

We know you won’t want to miss a minute of “Renaissance Meets Klezmer!”

Featuring:
Frank Rackow, clarinet
Andrea Neumann, baroque violin
John van Leeuwen, baroque recorder
Joan Kent, baroque cello
Brent Van Dusen, percussion

Audience Letter from the Artistic Director
Download Concert Poster

Three Upcoming Community Performances!

We are excited to be a part of three community performances coming up soon.

Wednesday, February 22nd at 12:10 PM
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (corner of 7th Avenue & 1st Street SE)
Free Performance – ProArts at Noon Concert Series
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Saturday, March 4th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 – 1 Street NW)
Guest performance at March Forth! A Dinner Party – a fundraiser hosted by One Voice Chorus
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Saturday, March 18th from 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8 Avenue NW)
Guest performance at a Fundraiser for Musicians Without Borders
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