Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players aim to inspire, entertain and educate their audience and singing members alike through the music, culture and history of the Renaissance. The group enriches its performances with works of other periods that celebrate the spirit of the Renaissance. CRSP has been a proud part of Calgary’s musical landscape since it was founded by Dr. Anthony Petti in 1970. The choir has given Canadian premiere performances of seminal Renaissance works such as the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, as well as commissioning and performing new choral works in Renaissance polyphonic style. CRSP thrives on new creative opportunities: from singing at the planetarium to acting, dancing and playing instruments, and from collaborating with brass, harpsichord and recorder players to jamming with jazz saxophonists.
In this noon-hour concert, the Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players will begin with music of the Jewish Italian Renaissance composer Salamone Rossi (c. 1570 – 1630), move to psalm settings by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Calgary composer Marcia Jenneth Epstein, and then finish with some of the choir’s favourite madrigals and Renaissance drinking songs. It’s a three-course musical meal to enjoy in one of the best choral acoustics in the city! Artistic Director Jane Perry, Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players
This concert is the first in a series of six Choral Concerts during 2017 generously sponsored by: