Programme preview for Byrd and Birds, Dec. 05, 2015

CRSP-BigB-ByrdWe’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!

CRSP Participates in Calgary’s Run for Music, 2015

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.

CRSP-Run-For-Music-2015Here 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.”