EdMetro Chamber Choir
EdMetro Chamber Choir was established in 2016 to meet the needs of (and requests from) singers who wanted to sing in unique ensemble, without the stress of auditioning.
The Chamber Choir is supported by Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus Society, and is organized on a project-by-project basis. Singers are welcome to join – to sing in specific and short projects that are of personal interest.
For the 2019-2020 season, we present three projects:
- Project 1: Mixed Voices, conducted by Dr. John Hooper
- Project 2: Women’s Voices, conducted by Dr. Joy Berg
- Project 3: Men’s Voices, conducted by Dan Began
NO Auditions! Please preregister for each Project by contacting Artistic Director, David.Garber@EdMetroChorus.ca
Each Project has 6 Rehearsals + 1 Dress Rehearsal + 1 Performance. (Attendance is crucial!)
Click on the link (below) to view and download a Rehearsal/Performance Schedule.
- $100 per Project. Scaled – based on income/ability to pay
- $50 per project for members of Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus. Also scaled – based on income/ability to pay
- ALL Membership Fees are tax-deductible. CRA #81064 7347 RR0001
- Contact Artistic Director David.Garber@EdMetroChorus.ca
Project 1 – MIXED Voices
…music from Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines, China and more.
First rehearsal: Sunday, 22 Sep 2019, 2:00 – 4:30 pm . Strathearn United Church
Project 2 – WOMEN’S Voices
In Excelsis! Vivaldi’s Gloria
Sunday, 16 Feb 2020, 3 pm . Trinity Lutheran Church
Dr. Joy Berg, conductor; Josephine van Lier, orchestra leader
Jolaine Kerley, soloist
…women’s choir, women’s orchestra, 3 women soloists, woman conductor
First rehearsal: Sunday, 12 Jan 2020, 2:00 – 4:30 pm . Strathearn United Church
Women Sopranos + Altos + Women Tenors + Women Basses
For Project 2, the Women of EdMetro Chamber Choir will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria with his original voicing, which calls for women tenors and women basses.
Because of the key (D Major), it does not go impossibly low for the women basses. AND the bass voice-part is doubled by the basso continuo, so the bass women will be well-supported by the instruments.
Can you sing low? Do you know of some low-singing women? (barber-shopping tenors and basses, maturely-voiced women, matronly mothers, or young women)
Women Altos… If you are a low alto, this might be a wonderful project for YOU – singing Tenor or even Bass. Heck, some the women altos in Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus can sing lower than the men tenors.
If so… please contact David ASAP. NO auditions.
Practice recordings for all voice-parts will be provided.
Project 3 – MEN’S Voices
Sunday, 26 Apr 2020, 3 pm . Trinity Lutheran Church
Dan Began, conductor + Guest artists
…from the Days of Yore to Something More! A journey from childhood through adulthood.
First Rehearsal: Sunday, 15 Mar 2020, 2:00 – 4:30 pm . Strathearn United Church