In our 2018-2019 seaso, the Renaissance Singers returns to our roots of singing music from the Renaissance, among other periods, includig part songs and madrigals. You will again experience the community spirit that music engenders, with traditional and non-traditional pieces, an increase in a cappella singing, and the clear and distinct sound that a small chamber choir can provide. Our repertoire will sample traditional offerings from our library, as well as music outside our borders and traditions. We invite you to become a part of our “community”.

Sincerly, Greg Walshaw

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Repertoire:
The choir sings music from all major periods with a particular interest in Baroque and Renaissance choral music. In addition, theme concerts have featured other music including jazz, world music and Latino- inspired repertoire.

Auditions: The Renaissance Singers is an adult, 30-voice auditioned choral ensemble.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke and Water St., Kitchener.

Concert Season:
3 concerts per year, plus an annual fundraiser.

Some concerts may be performed twice.

There may be one or two extra performances requested by other organizations in the area for fundraising purposes.

Audition:
Interested singers should contact conductor, Greg Walshaw at gwalshaw@gmail.com for an audition.

Audition Requirements:
A solo song, preferably a folk-song or straightforward piece with a strong melody.

Sight singing and ear test.

Range and voice placement test.

Time of Year:
Singers may audition throughout the year. Successful applicants will join the choir at an appropriate time decided on between the conductor and the applicant.

2018/19 CONCERT SEASON

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Christmas Around The World

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, Ontario

Fundraiser: Celtic Coffee House
"My love is like a red, red rose"

("fun"raiser)

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7 p.m.
Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, Ontario

Enjoy an evening of inspirational Celtic music at its best! Rich vocal harmonies mix with traditional instrumentals and old tales. The Renaissance Singers are thrilled to be joined by Playford Players on hammered dulcimer and traditional strings. Dessert and beverages provided, plus a silent auction.

Heaven and Earth

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, Ontario

The Renaissance period, so fertile for the growth and ripening of creative arts has a particular significance in the history of music. Intricate and beautiful weavings of harmony and melody for voice and instrument leave listeners astonished and inspired. Join us and experience this wonderful music for yourself!