2016-2017 Season


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

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

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

Our Players performed 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 presented two beautiful songs from the Sephardic tradition, as well as performed a few traditional Isreali dances.

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

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
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Noé, Noé, Noël! Sunday, December 4th
Pre-Concert Talk 7 PM / Concert 7:30 PM

crsp-poster-image-dec-2016-squareTo open our forty-sixth season, we presented a Christmas celebration that includes choral music of the French and Flemish Renaissance, some present-day choral gems by Canadian composers Robert Ingari, Peter Togni and Eleanor Daley, and festive instrumental contributions from the CRSP Players. Location: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 – 14 Avenue SW, Calgary)

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