Section Leader Positions – Tenor and Bass
Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton’s premier symphonic chorus, invites interested and qualified applicants for positions as vocal section leaders in the tenorand 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 effective August 21. The choir’s music director is Leonard Ratzlaff, who will be celebrating his 38thyear with RES this coming season.
Interested applicants are invited to contact us for more information or for details of how to submit their letter of application, together with a one-page resume detailing their musical training and previous choral experience, and contact information for two references.
Applications should be received by July 31, and interviews will be scheduled by individual appointment.
Performance Dates 2018-19
Please note that in the week preceding performances, extra services will be required to prepare for each concert.
Fri-Sat, Sept. 21-22
Short engagement with ESO: Hollywood Blockbusters
Fri-Sat, Sept. 28-29
Choir Fall Retreat, at Steinhauer Southminster United Church
Friday evening; Saturday morning and afternoon
Sun, Nov. 11, 2:30 pm
Bevan Last Light Above the World (RES Commission) and Haydn Mass in Time of War with orchestra, actors and soloists
Sat, Dec. 22, 7:30 pm
Gaudete: Carols for Christmas, featuring Ohrwall Gaudete
Fri, Feb. 22, 7:30 pm
Music: Sea to Sea. RES hosts the Vancouver Chamber Choir on Tour
Thu, Feb. 28, 8:00 pm
Minor engagement with ESO: Sibelius Finlandia – with Kokopelli and Oran, to be sung from aisles in the audience, from memory
Fri, Apr. 26, 7:30 pm
Our Home and Native Land, featuring Raminsh Magnificat and other contemporary repertoire
Sat May 25 All day
Sing with RES membership drive