Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

Past Concerts

Sounds of Celebration (February 2014)

On Saturday, February 8, Saskatchewan Choral Federation welcomed Cantate Senior Choir, Conservatory Juventus Chamber Choir and the Saskatoon Children’s Choir to Knox Metropolitan United Church for the first Treble Youth Choir Project.  The Treble Youth Choir Project was a day-long workshop that allowed Saskatchewan youth choirs to work exclusively with acclaimed guest clinician and conductor, Dr. Mark Sirett, on a selection of mass choir pieces which included Amani (A Song of Peace) by Jim Papoulis, Rothsay-O! arranged by Ken Berg, Watane by Mark Sirett and Water of Tyne arranged by Michael Neaum. 

Family, friends, funders and music lovers joined the choirs that evening at Knox for the Sounds of Celebration concert that concluded the day’s workshop. The evening began at 7:30pm with a small performance from each choir performing 2 – 4 of their own choral favourites before coming together to conclude the evening with themass choir pieces they worked on from the workshop. This was the first time these award-winning choirs have performed together under Dr. Sirett’s direction.

 

Cantate Senior Choir was directed by Deborah Nelson and accompanied by Marlene Hinz. Conservatory Juventus Chamber Choir was directed by Dorianna Holowachuk and accompanied by Bev Dyck. Kerry Agnew and Michelle Aalders directed the Saskatoon Children’s Choir. Kristy Apodaca, Bill Sgrazzutti and Charlie Wielgoz accompanied the choirs for the mass choir pieces.

A reception followed the concert and was attended by SCF board members, staff, choir directors, funders, volunteers and invited guests. Jazz pianist, Jason Yuen, provided entertainment for the evening.

The Treble Youth Choir Project was part of Optimist ChorFest Saskatchewan that was held in Regina February 8 – 12, 2014 in celebration of Choral Week in Saskatchewan (February 8 – 14, 2014).

 

Noon-Hour Concert Series (February 2014)

Chris Henderson musica intima Jack Semple

In 2014, SCF presented the Noon-Hour Concert Series as part of Optimist ChorFest Saskatchewan.  A new project, Optimist Chorfest invited Saskatchewan choirs to work with some of Canada's best vocal ensemble clinicians - Dr. Elroy Friesen, University of Manitoba; Dr. Mark Sirett, Cantible Choirs of Kingston ON; and Jordan Travis, Associate Director and Vocal Coach to the current Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus Champions, the Toronto Northern Lights. 

At noon each day, the doors were thrown open and the downtown crowd were invited to enjoy fantastic noon-hour concerts with musica intima (Monday); Chris Henderson (Tuesday); and Jack Semple (Wednesday).

 


RAJATON (March 2013)

SCF was proud to present Finnish group, Rajaton, in Saskatoon at the Cathedral of the Holy Family for an exciting workshop and concert on March 6, 2013, as part of this award-winning a cappella group's Canadian Prairie tour. A bona fide pop phenomenon, the group has released 13 albums including platinum, triple platinum and Top World/Folk Album award winners.

Choristers from North Battleford, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, and Regina attended the workshop. Rajaton taught vocal technique to participants and worked on the group’s overall sound. After lunch, they rehearsed Butterfly by Mia Makaroff and We Walk In A Fog by Jussi Chydenius that participants performed with Rajaton in a mass choir of more than 250 voices at the evening concert.

Rajaton
 
Workshop:
March 6, 2013
 
Concert
March 6, 2013          
 
 
 
 

Thank you to all of our Rajaton Event Sponsors >>


The King's Singers Came Back (March 2012)

In partnership with the Swift Current Allied Arts Council, Roadside Attractions and the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), the SCF once again offered workshops with the King's Singers in Swift Current and Saskatoon.

From Bach to the Beatles, The King’s Singers are truly remarkable!  They continue to be one of the most sought after and critically acclaimed vocal ensembles in the world, performing a rich and varied repertoire from Gesualdo to György, Ligeti to Michael Bublé in venues such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Windsor Castle and the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall. Internationally recognized for their work in the classical field, The King’s Singers are instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonations, their impeccable vocal blend, their flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing.

 
 
THE
King's Singers                     in Swift Current
 
Concerts:
March 12 & 13, 2012
 
Workshop :
March 13, 2012           
 
 
THE
King's Singers                     in Saskatoon
 
Concert:         
 March 14, 2012
 
Workshop:
March 15, 2012

 


 
 

 


The King's Singers (March 2011)

Described by The Times as a group that has “stayed in character over four decades, yet retuned itself to the times” and by Gramophone as “enchanting the ear from first to last note” The King’s Singers are truly remarkable. They continue to be one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed vocal ensembles in the world, performing a rich and varied repertoire from Gesualdo to György Ligeti and Michael Bublé. Internationally recognised for their work in the classical field, in early music in particular, they retain the sparkle that delights so many fans when they perform much loved numbers from the lighter end of the repertoire. Whatever the music The King’s Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, their impeccable vocal blend, the flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing.  More>>

 

The King's Singers in Concert

March 5, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Conexus Arts Centre
200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina
1-800-667-8497


Workshop with The King's Singers

High School Music Educators - How would your choir like to workshop with The King's Singers?

  Friday March 4, 2011

Join David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), and Jonathan Howard (bass) for a workshop that will accentuate the positive aspects of your ensembles while providing feedback and suggestions to achieve the best possible sound.  Conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, The King's Singers wealth of knowledge and experience will bring out a higher level of commitment and performance from your choir.


 Observe a King's Singers Workshop

Choral enthusiasts are invited to observe
The King's Singers workshop with the
University of Regina Chamber Singers and Concert Choir and the University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers
on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

Admission is $10 and pre-registration is required


Thank you to our Partnership Sponsor(s):

The Lois & Thomas Glenn
Visiting Artist Program at the
University of Regina

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all our King's Singers Event Sponsors >>

 

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Saskatoon Choral Concert Series (May 2010)

The Saskatoon Choral Concert Series was offered in conjunction with Podium 2010 - Canada's National Choral Concert from May 20 - 23, 2010.  Hundreds of choristers from across Canada brought their talent and enthusiasm for choral singing to Saskatoon!

Featured HighLight Choirs included the Canadian Chamber Choir with Dr. Julia Davids, the National Youth Choir of Canada under the direction of Dr. Victoria Meredith and Noel Edison's Elora Festival Singers

SpotLIght Concerts offered performances by Da Camera Singers (Edmonton) DMCice Jazz (Winnipeg), EnChor Concert Choir (Vancouver), Elektra Women's Choir (Vancouver), Flatland Singers (Manitoba), Juventus Concert Choir (Regina), Luther College Senior Choir (Regina), Lux Luceat (mass choir featuring the University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, the University of Manitoba Singers and the University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers), Saskatoon Chamber Singers, Saskatoon Children's Choir, Spiritus Chamber Choir (Calgary), Swift Current Comp Chamber Singers and the University of Regina Chamber Singers.

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Many Thanks to our Saskatoon Ticket Outlets:

  • McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3130 8th Street E (306-955-3599)
  • Darren's Music, 5-405 Circle Drive E (306-244-1823)
  • University of Saskatchewan Bookstore, Marquis Hall, 97 Campus Drive (306-966-4468)

 


National Youth Choir of Canada (May 2010)

The National Youth Choir of Canada toured Saskatchewan and Alberta from May 14 to 19, 2010 with spectacular concerts in Marysburg, Regina, Rosebud, Lethbridge, Yorkton, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. 

 


Nathaniel Dett Chorale in Concert (February 2010)

February 2, 2010 - More than 500 people packed First Baptist Church in Regina to enjoy the choral stylings of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale.  Conducted by founder and artistic director, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, the Chorale performed two 45-minute sets that showcased the Chorale's outstanding vocal capabilities and delighted those in attendance.  Included in the concert were selections from Missa Afro-Brasileira by Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca and Brian Tate's Africa a piece commissioned by the National Youth Choir of Canada and first performed at the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC) biennial conference, Podium in Sackville NB in 2008.  The Chorale also performed several songs by the group's namesake, Canadian R. Nathaniel Dett and African-American, Moses Hogan.

Thank you to event sponsors Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy and community partners First Baptist Church, the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum, the Saskatchewan Caribbean-Canadian Association, Bach & Beyond, Book & Brier Patch, Cobb Swanson Music, the Regina Leader-Post, Prairie Dog Magazine, Regina CTV News, Regina Access 7, CJTR 91.3 Regina Community Radio, 620 CKRM Radio, NewsTalk 980, 97.5 Jack FM and Z99.

 NDC Concert Partners  

  Workshop with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale

February 2, 2010 - More than 300 students from five high schools in Regina and Moose Jaw attended the Nathaniel Dett Chorale workshop held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church.  The afternoon kicked-off with selection from the Chorale followed by a group warm-up and rehearsal of two selections prepared by the students in advance of the workshop - Like a Mighty Stream by Moses Hogan and John Jacobson and Praise His Holy Name by Keith Hampton.  Following a Q&A session with the Chorale, the afternoon ended with a rousing mass choral performance.

 

THE
Nathaniel Dett
                    Chorale

 

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues. Their vision is to be a premier performer of Afrocentric composers – past, present and future – and to be a touchstone for the education of audiences and communities regarding the full spectrum of Afrocentric choral music.  More >>