Call for Auditions January 2017

Call for Auditions January 2017

We will be starting our regular Wednesday night rehearsals on January 4th and are in need of new singers! We have openings for basses, baritones, tenors and high sopranos.

We rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Unitarian Church of Calgary centrally located at 1703 1st Street NW, Calgary.

If you are interested in auditioning, or you know someone who is, please contact CRSP Artistic Director Jane Perry at conductor@renaissance-singers.com. Auditions will be held on the weekend of January 7 & 8, 2017.

For more information, check out our website.

Seasons Greetings & A Note of Thanks

We wish everyone the gift of good cheer (and good music) over the holiday season!

We want to send a warm thank you to our lovely audience who attended our last concert.

We performed choral gems by French Renaissance masters, as well as songs of New France. It was a treat to have 8 talented musicians play a beautiful selection of music on early instruments such as baroque oboe, viola da gamba, baroque bassoon, harpsichord, and baroque violin, among others.

We work very hard to create a memorable experience for you – our patrons – and we appreciate it when you brave the cold weather and come and see us!

Our next concert will be on May 7thRenaissance Meets Klezmer! More details to come closer to the date.

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.”

November 2014 Concert Feedback and Programme

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our concert, The Spirit of the Renaissance, Part 1.

If you attended or participated, please post your thoughts on our website, or on Facebook or Google+.  We’d love to hear what you experienced, your favorite pieces, your questions or any comments. If you forget what the song was called and want to check, you can view our complete programme below, lyrics and all:

CRSP-Nov2014-programs

Click to view Programme PDF

CRSP-Program-2014-Nov-Spirit-Part1.pdf