The Richard Eaton Singers
On December 9, 1951 the choir, now known as Richard Eaton Singers, gave its first performance. At the time the group was called "University Singers", and the conductor was Richard Eaton, the first Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Alberta. On the program were seasonal selections by J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel and music by R. Vaughan Williams and H. Willan.
New Season starts November 11th
The season kicks off with Always & Forever : Music for Remembrance Day. Spend a memorable musical afternoon in the world renowned Winspear Centre. From the transcendental beauty of Fauré’s Requiem, through Donkin’s heart wrenching In Flanders Fields, and Chatman’s lovely Remember to John Estacio’s moving choral work, branche, commissioned by RES bass Brian Haliburton in memory of his beloved wife, Frieda (premiered in Edmonton just last June) and much more themed music. Add the magnificent Davis Concert Organ deftly played by expert organist Jeremy Spurgeon, and it promises to be a Remembrance Day that will never be forgotten. Tickets are available now at the Winspear Box Office.
The Christmas Season would not be complete without the the ever popular Handel's Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre. RES will also be rejoining the Royal Canadian Artillery Band for their Christmas Concert.
The new year starts with Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, and moves into spring with a newly commissioned work in the Friday Masters series conducted by ESO Composer in Residence, Robert Rival.
Commissioned by Brian R Haliburton for Dr.Leonard Ratzlaff and the Richard Eaton Singers,
and lovingly dedicated in memory of Frieda H. Haliburton
Did you know that Richard Eaton Singers is a non-profit organization?
It is through the generosity of our concert patrons and donors that allow RES to bring the wonderful concerts you've come to enjoy from Edmonton's Symphonic Choir.
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