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Details of our past seasons can be found here.

Auditions for our 2024/25 season will be held in 1-29 FAB, UofA, Edmonton. Click the button below to book an audition.

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Auditions are 10 minutes long, and are comprised of the following pieces:

  1. Sing a series of simple vocal exercises to display your vocal range, colour and timbre
  2. Presentation of J.S. Bach’s chorale “Du heilige Brunst” – the final chorale from Bach’s Motet BWV 226 (as provided here) in your own voice part on a neutral syllable (eg: lah, nah, loo, noo). German text is not necessary. To be accompanied by the RES pianist. We do not accept an outside pianist or an audio tape.
  3. Sing-back intervals, short melodies and chords played for you by the RES pianist.
  4. Tap, clap or verbalize with “tah” a brief rhythm
  5. Sight-read a brief melody

In the audition, we will evaluate the following:

  • vocal timbre, colour and range
  • intonation
  • rhythm
  • ability to follow musical instructions
  • flexibility and ability to learn

We are well aware that sometimes nervousness may prevent you from performing at your best in an audition. Please be assured that we take these factors into account, but at the same time, the more prepared you are, the better you will perform under the inherent stress of an audition.

Please come prepared to exhibit your musical skills.

If you are not currently a member of RES, please bring a completed Application Form to your audition. Download a copy here.

Section Leader Positions

Do you consider yourself a musical leader? Consider applying for a Section Leader Position. More information available by clicking button below.


Held every Tuesday 7-10pm from September to May

Fine Arts Building Rm 1-29


The Songsters are a small group of choristers who perform concerts (often free) for senior’s homes and the like at Christmas and all year round. Contact us to make a booking, we will work with your budget.

Up Close & Personal

The Educational Outreach program, Up Close & Personal,  offers free events to students and educators to meet with the musical leadership of the choir along with the soloists for a specific performance, eat pizza, drink juice and coffee, and watch the dress rehearsal. This behind-the-scenes experience enhances understanding and enjoyment of the music for young singers and musicians. Sign up to be added to our mailing list for advance notice of upcoming events.

Many thanks to our sponsor the Garneau Community for making this event possible

and to Long & McQuade for draw prizes


For more than forty years RES has funded an undergraduate scholarship in Vocal Performance at the UofA, currently in the amount of $3,500 annually.