Upcoming Concert Terpsichore! February 24th

CRSP Presents
Featuring String Theory Music Collective

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
Pre-Concert Talk 7:00 pm / Concert 7:30 pm


Early Bird Prices (up to Feb 10th, available online only):
Regular Adult $25 / Student & Senior $20

Regular Prices (from Feb 11th up to the day of the concert):
Regular Adult $30 / Student & Senior $25

17 Years Old & Younger Free

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 – 14th Avenue SW, Calgary)

CRSP is excited to present a concert featuring Calgary’s new early music ensemble – String Theory Music Collective. The Greek muse, Terpsichore, patron of lyric poetry and dance, inspires this grand spectacle. Explore the origins of ballet in the Royal Courts of France with an extravagant assembly of musicians and dancers. Dancers from the Alberta Ballet Post-Graduate Program lead our consort in a splendid promenade from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Featuring choreography by historical dance specialist Aram Manukyan, this exceptional evening of delights and surprises is not to be missed!

String Theory Music Collective was founded in 2017 by violinists Andrea Neumann and Louise Stuppard with cellist/gamba player Joan Kent.  The ensemble is dedicated to the professional performance of early music.

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Call for Auditions Jan 2019

We hold regular auditions twice a year, and our next audition is Sunday, January 6th. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact our conductor, Jane Perry, at conductor@renaissance-singers.com. CLICK HERE for more information on auditions.

Do you have good sight-reading skills, voice and singing skills? Do you enjoy Renaissance music and culture? We love singing, have fun, wear cool costumes and choir members treat eachother like family and warmly welcome new choristers!


Seasons Greetings & Upcoming Concerts

We would like to give a warm thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Pilgrimage on Dec 2nd. We greatly enjoyed taking our audience on a musical and cultural pilgrimage!

It was a delight to spread Christmas cheer with beautiful Renaissance singing and music. We send out our wishes for an enjoyable and delightful holiday season filled with music!

CLICK HERE for details on the next two concerts coming up this season and to buy tickets.

Our next two concerts are not to be missed! On Sunday, February 24th we present our first in the CRPS Presents series – Terpsichore featuring Calgary’s new early music ensemble String Theory Music Collective with performers Andrea Neumann, Louise Stuppard and Joan Kent who are extremely talented and dedicated professionals who love early music. Also featured is early dance choreographed by historical dance specialist Aram Manukyan with Alberta Ballet trainees.

On Sunday, April 28th we present Mirthe & Meriment featuring the lighter side of Renaissance singing with bawdy melodies, drinking songs and outright musical hilarity!

2018-2019 Season Details

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.


Fall 2018 Call for Auditions!

Sing with CRSP! We are currently accepting new singers for our 2018/2019 concert season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good sight-reading ability and a love of or curiosity about early music, then we want to hear from you!

CLICK HERE for more information regarding auditions.

Auditions will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, September 9th. To arrange an audition time, please contact Artistic Director Jane Perry at conductor@renaissaince-singers.com.

And if you would like to see what we’re all about before you commit to an audition, then please plan to attend our first rehearsal of the year on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 pm at the Calgary Unitarian Church (1703 – 1st Street NW right off of 16th Ave). We’ll give you a warm welcome and a sheaf of music to borrow for the evening!