2015-2016 Season

Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players 2015-2016 Season


  • “Byrd & Birds”–Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 PM
  • “Play & Pray”–Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Both concerts at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121 – 14th Avenue SW.
Come 1/2 hour before the concert for the pre-concert talk!

CRSP-BigB-ByrdIn its 45th season, CRSP uses the whimsical potential of the ampersand [&] to marry some unlikely but highly compatible partners.

In our December concert, Byrd & Birds, CRSP presents the choral music of the English Renaissance composer William Byrd and also flocks to some Renaissance music about birds.

CRSP-CarnevaleThen in April, CRSP presents Play & Pray, which will take you to a weekend in 16th-century Italy with the bright energy of a Saturday carnival and the solemn beauty of a Sunday worship service.



Byrd & Birds

  • CRSP concert poster, December 2015Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM
    Pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM
    St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
    1121 14 Avenue SW

A Christmas concert with a focus on the music of William Byrd, as well as early and modern music about birds, including the ever-popular “A Musicological Journey Through The Twelve Days Of Christmas.”

Musical guest:  Chellan Hoffman,  pipe organ

Audience Letter from the Artistic Director

Play & PrayCRSPSpring2016Poster

  • Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM
    Pre-concert talk at 2:30 PM
    St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
    1121 14 Avenue SW
    (Note the Sunday date, and the 3pm time!)

Join us as we take a journey to the Italian Renaissance – the time and place that 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.

Musical guests:  John van Leeuwen on recorder and Joan Kent on viola da gamba

Audience Letter from the Artistic Director