Tag: Edmonton

24th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Only 6 more rehearsals go until the performance of Bach's last piece the Mass in B Minor on March 9, 2014 in the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton, Alberta - if you didn't know. Len has added another Saturday morning rehearsal as I don't think we are where he thought we would be … Continue reading 24th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Merry Christmas!

So what do you think of when you hear the word Christmas?  Do you think of shopping malls and dime store Santa's? Do you think of the nativity scene from the Holy Land? Do you think of all the concerts celebrating glorious music? Do you think of that little child in the manger?  Or do … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

And Now For Something Completely Different

Nah - still talking about singing - but different than the rich Edmonton Choral scene this time. In addition to singing with Grad Recital Choirs, RES, Cantilon (on occasion) I also sing at my local RC Church.  I have done that pretty much all of my life!  Presently, I sing in a duet with an … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different

Pro Coro’s Second Concert 2013/2014 Season

Actually this will be their third concert of the season - I forgot to include the opening concert in the Winspear from September during Alberta Culture Week. Anyway this is Pro Coro's Christmas Concert and they have special guests Keri Lynn Zwicker - celtic harpist, plus the Edmonton Youth Choir.  I am looking forward to … Continue reading Pro Coro’s Second Concert 2013/2014 Season

RCA Band Christmas Concert December 13, 2013

This year it is a free concert sponsored by the Canadian Forces, Ron Hodgson and Landrex. The show was MC'd by J'Lyn Nye from 630 CHED Radio here in Edmonton.  In attendance were His Honour the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta Colonel (retired) Donald S Ethell and his wife her Honour Linda Ethell, … Continue reading RCA Band Christmas Concert December 13, 2013

Cantilon Choirs Ceremony of Carols December 8, 2013

I was fortunate to once again be able to take part in this event.  It is the Christmas showcase of one of Edmonton's best choral programs for youth.  Ably led by Heather Johnson and her wonderful team there were almost 200 choristers on the stage.  They performed a wonderful array of seasonable choral pieces - … Continue reading Cantilon Choirs Ceremony of Carols December 8, 2013

Handel’s Messiah: Richard Eaton Singers with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Part 2 – December 7, 2013

Well, last night was an absolute blast.  My son was able to get a rush ticket, he goes to the U of A, for $24 and was on the main floor left terrace - score!!! Excellent seat. Anyway everyone was in tuxedo's and gowns last night, the ESO men in their tails and white bow … Continue reading Handel’s Messiah: Richard Eaton Singers with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Part 2 – December 7, 2013

Pro Coro’s First Concert 2013/2014 Season

Missae 1 All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, Edmonton When I first saw this title I was perplexed.  Would this be carried through the rest of the season or would it be more than 1 season?  Well the answer is the later, as was told to those who attended this stunning performance last Sunday November 3, 2013 … Continue reading Pro Coro’s First Concert 2013/2014 Season

Preparing for Remembrance Day

Normally it is not something I need to "prepare for" however this year it is chock a block full of activity, careful planning, joy, hope and sorrow.  Let me just break that down for you: My former neighbour in England Lorraine and one of my work colleagues Chuck celebrate a birthday - that is the … Continue reading Preparing for Remembrance Day