Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

Da Camera Singers

 

 

Since its inception in 1961, Da Camera Singers, now under the direction of John Brough, has established a strong presence in the Alberta choral community and holds the distinction of being Edmonton’s longest-standing chamber choir. The choir performs a diverse repertoire that encompasses classical music from the Renaissance to the 20th century, oratorios, and folk song arrangements and other lighter works.

Da Camera Singers and Spiritus Chamber Choir in Concert

Friday, May 21, 2010

Knox United Church

838 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon

1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm)

Tickets - $10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

Under 12 free when accompanied by an adult

 

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As well as being active with their own annual three-concert season, Da Camera Singers has performed on many occasions with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble under the direction of such esteemed conductors as Bernard Labadie, Ivars Taurins and William Eddins. In February 2009, Da Camera Singers’ concert Eulogies was recorded by CBC for broadcast on Choral Concert and Concerts on Demand. The choir is in the process of planning for its 50th anniversary season in 2011-12.

Dr. John Brough, Conductor

Dr. John Brough received his Doctor of Music from the University of Alberta in 2008. He is in his fifth year as Artistic Director of Da Camera Singers. Dr. Brough is also the Associate Conductor of the Richard Eaton Singers and the Music Director at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

Dr. Brough is sought after throughout Canada as an adjudicator and clinician. He sits on the board of examiners for Conservatory Canada. An outstanding teacher, he was a recipient of a Graduate Student Teaching Award from the University of Alberta in 2004. He currently teaches music history at the Concordia University College School of Music. Dr. Brough has sung with Musica Divina (Ottawa) and Madrigal Singers (Edmonton) and continues to perform with Pro Coro Canada and Ensemble de la Rue.

Jeffrey Neufeld, Accompanist

“Original, artistically interesting, and thoroughly his own person”, pianist Jeffrey Neufeld has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestras across North America, Europe and South America, playing with “power, confidence and thought” (CBC Radio). Recent seasons have found him performing Bartok’s 2nd Piano Concerto in Houston with “electrifying technical command, personality and poise” (Jon Kimura Parker), the Grieg Concerto with the Winnipeg Symphony (“completely convincing” Winnipeg Free Press) and with the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome.

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