This term we will be performing alongside the Capilano Instrumental Ensemble as we perform works from the Renaissance period: madrigals, polychoral motets, and consort pieces.
In the registration section below, it states that the course consists of 14 sessions. This is not accurate. It actually runs for a total of 15 sessions (12 classes, two dress rehearsals and one performance). They break down as follows:
-12 regular classes (rehearsals): these run on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Please note there is no class on Feb. 22.
-Two dress rehearsals: One takes place on Wednesday, Apr. 5, and the other takes place on Friday, Apr. 14. Both run from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
-One performance: At last! You sing for the fans! There is electricity everywhere! C'est spectacle, n'est-ce-pas? The performance takes place on Saturday, Apr. 15. Showtime is 7 to 9:30 p.m.
COVID protocols in Spring 2023
All singing will be done with masks this term. Any students experiencing COVID symptoms are required to stay home. The director will have Zoom available so you can follow along online.
Joining the Festival Chorus
All singers new to the choir are encouraged to have an assessment/interview with Dr. Zakresky before the first session to ensure they are placed in the appropriate voice section. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Familiarity with choral scores and some degree of music literacy would be an asset in enabling registrants to fully enjoy the Festival Chorus. Some choral experience would also be beneficial.
About the Festival Chorus
Capilano University Festival Chorus is a choir open to community members interested in enhancing their musical abilities while experiencing the joy of singing together. The choir sings a vast range of choral music from the medieval period to newly commissioned works in collaboration with the Capilano University student choirs.
Recent concerts include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. A sampling of other major works performed in the past includes Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Castelnuovo Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano, Ramirez’ Misa Criolla, and requiems by Mozart, Brahms, and Fauré.
New students need to schedule a Zoom audition with the instructor before registering. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the audition. Once approved, you can register in the course. Alternatively, you may register prior to this audition, but be advised that if you do not meet the requirements at the audition, you will not be allowed to continue. A full refund will be issued.
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