Welcome to our 2019-20 season, the 68th season of Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton’s premier symphonic chorus. We are pleased to offer our patrons an exciting three-concert subscription series featuring some of the greatest masterworks from the choral repertoire. In keeping with our recent tradition of presenting a concert appropriate for the Remembrance Day celebrations, we perform Johannes Brahms’s powerful Ein deutsches Requiem, a work that offers comfort and hope to the living in the face of personal loss. There will be an Up Close & Personal educational event for students and educators.
Sadly, the remainder of the 2019-2020 Season has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Here is what it would have looked like, and we hope to bring back these concerts in future seasons.
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth in 1770, and RES will perform several of Beethoven’s most popular choral works, including his Choral Fantasy for piano, soloists, chorus and orchestra, featuring Edmonton pianist, Leanne Regehr (who is also the choir’s regular accompanist), as well as his Mass in C. There will be an Up Close & Personal educational event for students and educators.
Our season will conclude with a performance of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s glorious liturgical work from the Eastern Orthodox tradition, his All Night Vigil. We are delighted to be joined by Kappella Kyrie (Melanie Turgeon, artistic director), the Edmonton chorus that is dedicated to the performance of Slavonic sacred music, and who performed the Vigil three years ago.
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Other Events (not included in Season Ticket)
Saturday November 16, 2019
St Basil’s Cultural Centre, 10819 71 Avenue, Edmonton
Prime rib buffet dinner
Hundreds of items for purchase
Live Auction with Lew Warke
Dessert Live Auction
Our ever-popular biennial Fundraiser with special dessert live auction. Shop early for Christmas gifts.
Tickets: $59 (not included in Season Ticket Price)
Sing with RES – CANCELLED
Saturday June 13, 2020
10am-5pm Sing with the choir! Immerse yourself in a day of choral instruction with Richard Eaton Singer’s Artistic Director, Len Ratzlaff, and experience the joys of singing with the choir. Free lunch provided by the choir. Followed by a free performance at 4pm for your friends and family. Donations by cash, cheque or credit card to support the future of choral music in Edmonton welcomed. Tax receipts available on request.
ESO’s A Lightly Classical Christmas
Thursday December 12, 2019
Winspear Centre, Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton
Richard Eaton Singers
Robert Bernhardt, Conductor
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Presented by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, join Lighter Classics Playlist series patrons for this Christmas concert, featuring popular guest conductor Robert Bernhardt in a festive collection of music appropriate to the season.