In our 2016-2017 the Renaissance Singers will explore the concept of “community” and the role that music plays in creating, developing and sustaining it. You will experience “the welcoming community”, “the celebrating community”, “the informal community” and “the peaceful community”. 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, Gord Burnett

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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, Gordon Burnett at burnett@golden.net 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.

2016/17 CONCERT SEASON

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A Festival of Light
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The celebrating community)

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist Church, Kitchener, Ontario

This program is devoted to the ways in which various faith communities in our area use the image of “light” in their seasonal celebrations. Join us for a unique program of seasonal music, a festival of light.

Coffeehouse
(The informal community)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The coffee shop has been a gathering place for centuries. Join us for our annual “funraiser” and enjoy an evening of music from coffee houses, past and present. Bring your guitar or other acoustic instrument for a group “jam” during the program.

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Sing a New Song
(The welcoming community)

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist Church, Kitchener, Ontario

We regularly welcome newcomers to our area. Each new beginning is like a new song. Each new member of our community has a new song to offer. What will that song be? Be part of this celebration of new beginnings.

Peace and Harmony
(Living in community)

Sunday, April 30, 2017
St. John the Evangelist Church, Kitchener, Ontario

Music brings people of diverse backgrounds together and creates a foundation upon which we can build understanding and appreciation of one another. Such understanding and appreciation allows us to “live in community”. Join us for songs of peace and harmony

In our 2016-2017 the Renaissance Singers will explore the concept of “community” and the role that music plays in creating, developing and sustaining it. You will experience “the welcoming community”, “the celebrating community”, “the informal community” and “the peaceful community”. 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

Gordon Burnett

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