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Choir Director — Dutch Canadian Choir of Calgary Society
We are a non-audition community choir of approximately 50 members, made up of people from many nationalities, not only of Dutch descent. Our age range is diverse, from 24-86. The choir’s repertoire includes 20% Dutch cultural music and the rest of our music is from a wide range of other styles and languages. Dutch language or background is not required to be a member of our choir; just the love of singing, and willingness to spend time with a fun bunch of folks!
We currently practice Monday Evenings from 7:30- 9:30pm at the North Glenmore Park Community Association in Calgary. Our season runs from late August to the beginning of June. It consists of practices, workshops, concerts (Christmas and Spring), other performances (nursing homes, Carol festivals, etc.), fundraisers (Spruce Meadows Masters and Casinos), and social events. The Choir tours every couple of years either nationally or internationally.
Qualifications: -Experience directing a mixed choir of approximately 40-50 singers (not all members read music) for practices and performances -Search for new music and work with music committee -Create practice recordings for different sections -Create positive atmosphere during rehearsals while challenging the choir musically -Available for regular rehearsals as well as workshops, concerts and other choir commitments -Available to tour nationally and/or internationally
If you believe you would be a good fit for our choir and love to travel, please apply with resume to:
Wages will be based on education and experience. Thank you very much for your interest!
Tenor + Bass Section Leader Positions — Richard Eaton Singers
Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton’s premier symphonic chorus, invites interested and qualified applicants for positions as vocal section leaders in the tenor and bass voice parts. The qualifications for these positions include strong vocal ability, excellent reading skills, and leadership qualities appropriate to working in a choral ensemble environment. Tasks will include attending all rehearsals and performances in the choir’s 2018-19 season; providing vocal and musical direction to the section; acting as a liaison between members in their section and the music director; and periodically conducting sectional rehearsals as required. Remuneration will be $70 per service (normally 2.5 – 3 hours), paid monthly. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of annual renewal.
The Richard Eaton Singers, currently in its 67th year, is a choir with ca. 120 members. It has developed a long and rich history of performing the major choral/orchestral repertoire as well as shorter works suitable for large chorus. RES is committed to introducing new works to their audiences, and regularly commissions Canadian composers. Recent commissions include works by Allan Bevan, John Estacio and Christos Hatzis. RES performs regularly as a guest choir with the Edmonton Symphony, and frequently collaborates with other orchestras such as the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. The choir also conducts periodic tours both within Canada and internationally; its most recent tour to Great Britain in July 2017 was a great success.
A summary of RES’s performing dates is given below. The choir conducts weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evening, 7:15 – 10 pm, in the Fine Arts Building on the U of A campus. The choir’s music director is Leonard Ratzlaff, who will be celebrating his 38th year with RES this coming season.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their application, including a letter of application, a one-page resume detailing their musical training and previous choral experience, and contact information for two references, to the attention of RES General Manager Vicky Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be received by July 31, and interviews will be scheduled by individual appointment.
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