2016 Fall Auditions

Important update regarding auditions!

We have started rehearsing for our new season with wonderful new repertoire, but it is not too late to audition.

We still have a few openings for new singers. In particular, high sopranos, low tenors and low basses. We are, however, happy to hear from you no matter what part you sing.

If you’d like to audition, please contact the Artistic Director, Jane Perry to schedule your audition: conductor@renaissance-singers.com. We always welcome potential choristers to attend one of our rehearsals to check us out. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 PM at the Unitarian Church which is on the corner of 16th Avenue & 1st Street NW, Calgary.

Find out more about singing with us at our Auditions page:  http://www.renaissance-singers.com/contact/auditions/

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.”

2015 Fall auditions for choristers

At the beginning of this fall 2015 season, The Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players are looking for an additional Bass singer and an Alto singer.

We are also happy to hear sopranos and tenors if they are willing to be part of a waiting list should they have successful auditions.

Auditions are currently scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

If you’d like to audition, please contact the Artistic Director, Jane Perry to schedule your audition:  conductor@renaissance-singers.com

Find out more about singing with us at our Auditions page:  http://www.renaissance-singers.com/contact/auditions/

Creating the November 2014 Concert Program

Jane Perry, CRSP Artistic Director

Jane Perry, CRSP Artistic Director

How was the music chosen for our November 29, 2014 concert, “The Spirit of the Renaissance, Part 1”?

It all started in CRSP music director Jane Perry’s mind with a couple of “Renaissance-like” choral works by Ola Gjeilo (“my favourite contemporary choral composer,” said Perry), Morten Lauridsen, and others. Responding to feedback from audience members that they had enjoyed the modern pieces when combined with CRSP’s traditional repertoire from the 15th and 16th centuries, Perry set out to create a program filled with works from both the Renaissance and modern times, showing the connections through the centuries. Continue reading