This year I've joined the Prairie Chamber Choir
, directed by Melissa Morgan. I've missed singing with a high-quality choir, and this one definitely is that. We're working toward our Christmas concert on December 18, but we did have a mini-concert recently, singing three songs by Winnipeg composer Sid Robinovitch
in the Classical Showcase of Break Out West 2016
(a.k.a. the Western Canadian Music Awards). And here's a video!
The first piece is part of the set of songs for which Sid was nominated, although, alas, he didn't win.
You'll find me second from the left (audience left, not stage left) on the back row.
The Canadian Chamber Choir, with which I sometimes sing and on whose board of directors I served for a few years, is once again seeking applicants for its Conducting Fellow Program. If you're a budding conductor, this would be invaluable...so read the press release below and consider applying!
For Immediate Release
CANADIAN CHAMBER CHOIR ANNOUNCES FELLOWSHIP FOR CONDUCTORS
“A national treasure" -- Montreal Gazette
"Beyond brilliant . . . Don't miss this choir" -- Hamilton Spectator
The acclaimed national ensemble, the Canadian Chamber Choir, is excited to announce a unique opportunity for conductors: the CCC seeks applicants for its Conducting Fellow Program in conjunction with its October 2013 British Columbia tour. This is an ...
A website is never really finished, and I'm still working on this one, exploring the possibilities of the new design and adding in some things that haven't yet made the transition from the old site to the new one.
I've just restored my page of music files
. These are recordings of myself with various choruses and groups, ranging from the Harding University A Cappella Chorus and Men's Ensemble up through Midnight Sun (the a cappella group I sang with in the '9s, the University of Regina Chamber Singers, Livingston Square and Lyric Musical Theatre. There is also a recording of my dad singing Just A Closer Walk and other odds and ends.
Check it out!
As I've mentioned before, I'm on the Board, and among the pool of singers, for the Canadian Chamber Choir
, a fabulous national choir made up of auditioned singers from across the country. I've sung on two projects, one in Ontario and last fall one right here in Saskatchewan, and I can't praise the choir and its director, Dr. Julia Davids
, highly enough. If you love choral music, you would love to hear this choir sing.Except, of course, you have to be somewhere where they're touring to do so.But that will change in the near future. The Canadian Chamber Choir is currently raising funds to make its first professional recording this summer. (I won't be one of ...
From October 18 to 25, I probably won't be blogging much, if at all, because I'll be touring Saskatchewan with the Canadian Chamber Choir
.Here's the information about the tour from the official press release. If you're in the neighborhood of one of our concerts, please come out! It's a great group. We sing really purty-like.***The acclaimed Canadian Chamber Choir/Choeur de Chambre du Canada makes a long-anticipated return to Saskatchewan this month, bringing concerts and educational workshops to the west, centre and south of the province. The CCC is a unique group uniting professional singers from across the country which has garnered critical rave reviews and won fans across the country with its “extraordinary ...
I mentioned a while back that I'll be part of the cast of Persephone Theatre
's Christmas production of Beauty and the Beast
in Saskatoon. I thought I was playing Monseiur Dark, but I received my contract today and I'm actually being signed on to play Maurice, Belle's father. I'm pleased, to say the least, although of course I'm really much much too young to play the father of a grown...oh, who am I fooling.I don't remember if I've mentioned my other musical adventure for fall. In October, I'll be joining the Canadian Chamber Choir
for their project in Vineland, Ontario, with a number of workshops and concerts planned for the area. I've received the music, ...
Well, it looks like this fall I'll be part of the Canadian Chamber Choir
as it conducts workshops and tours out of Vineland, Ontario. Very exciting--I haven't had the chance to sing with a top-notch choir since my last year in the University of Regina Chamber Singers
, then conducted by Kathryn Laurin
, and that was three or four years ago now.Actually getting together physically with other singers to form a choir might be old-hat in a few years, though: a singing computer scientist at the University of Manchester hopes to develop the ultra-broadband technology needed to enable choristers from all over Europe to create seamless and polished live performances online
without even being in ...