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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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

Medieval Day – July 23rd – Cochrane

 

HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!

CPL-MEDIEVALDAY-POSTER6_0Some CRSP members will be Wandering Minstrels at Medieval Day in Cochrane on Satuday July 23rd!

From 10 AM – 4 PM, the Cochrane Pulbic Library is putting on this wonderful free festival featuring jousting, knights performing sword practice, food trucks, petting zoo, costume contest, demos, and the Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players performing as wandering minstrels.

Merry times to be had for all!

ProArts Society Performance – Wednesday, May 25th

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CRSP is performing once more this Spring!

The ProArts Society hosts free noon hour concerts each Wednesday at the beautiful and acoustically amazing Cathedral Church of the Redeemer. We have the pleasure of performing once more selections from our Spring repertoire which features sublime Italian Renaissance sacred music and hugely entertaining Carnevale music:

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer – 604 1st Street SE (located on 7th Avenue across from Olympic Plaza, right along the LRT line).

Cost:  Free

This is one of Calgary’s oldest cathedrals and the acoustics are wonderfully suited to choir music. You can eat your lunch and spend a little time in Renaissance Italy!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

An Afternoon in Renaissance Italy – May 7th

CRSP Bragg Creek Concert

Did you miss our latest concert on April 17th? Well – we are are going to put on the same show this upcoming Saturday, May7th!

As part of a special fundraiser to help re-build the Bragg Creek Community Centre (which got water damage and needs major repairs), we will perform the same repertoire.

* Saturday, May 7th
* 2:30 PM – pre-concert talk
* 3:00 to 5:00 PM – concert
* The Redwood House, #1 Manyhorses Drive, Redwood Meadows (very close to Bragg Creek off of Highway 22)
* Pay what you can (recommended $15 regular, $10 seniors/students, under 18 free)
* Tickets available at the Bragg Creek Centre – 403 949 4277 ext 2, progcoordinator@braggcreekca.com

Come on out to beautiful Bragg Creek/Redwood Meadows, enjoy being close to the mountains, and see our entertaining concert!