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
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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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December 4th 2016 Concert: Noé, Noé, Noël!

Noé, Noé, Noël!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm

Location:  St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121 14 Avenue SW:  Google map

Our first concert of the season will see us exploring the music of Old France and New France with Noé, Noé, Noël! Old France will be represented by some French composers (Mouton, Costeley), a Franco-Flemish composer (Josquin des Prez), a Dutch composer who composed in the French polyphonic style (Sweelinck), and by at least one composer who was not at all French but who happened to write a beautiful, little-known gem in French (Orlando di Lasso and his La nuict froide et sombre.)

New France will be represented by two Canadian composers (Peter Togni’s setting of Ave Maria and Eleanor Daley’s interpretation of The Huron Carol), arrangements of French carols by the Canadian musicologist and performer Ernest Gagnon, and The Huron Carol sung in the Huron language.

Joining us will be the CRSP Players, a group of eight musicians led by the wonderful John van Leeuwen and playing recorders, baroque oboe and bassoon and violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord.

All in all, it promises to be a glorious evening of music, enriched by the acoustic warmth of the sanctuary at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

Audience Letter from the Artistic Director

CRSP singing at the Equinox Vigil – September 17th, 2016

Equinox Vigil

Each year, this very unique and moving event takes place at the Union Cemetery and CRSP will be a part of the experience. This is open to everyone and is free of charge.

Inspired by both ancient and contemporary traditions from around the globe, Equinox Vigil is a creative, respectful evening to honour the deceased and celebrate the natural cycle of Life and Death itself.

Inspiring art installations, video projections, and shrines created by professional artists form the heart of the Equinox Vigil experience.

Saturday, September 17th
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Union Cemetery – 28 Avenue & Spiller Road NE, Calgary

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