The Groaning Board Cookbook
For decades, RES has been known for its post-concert Groaning Board receptions. Many of the recipes for the dishes served there are collected in The Groaning Board cookbook - including the appetizers and desserts for which the choir is justly famous. Chorus members have also contributed favourite dishes ranging from small breakfast feasts through to supper entrees, as well as special diet offerings and speedy meals for the chorister-on-the-go. Several tasty examples may be found by clicking below. llustrated by Ruth Krahn and accompanied by photographs of receptions, the cookbook makes a lovely gift for music- and food-loving friends. All proceeds help defray the choir’s concert costs.
To order: The Groaning Board is available for $12 plus $3 shipping & handling (in Canada) from: Richard Eaton Singers (firstname.lastname@example.org), #6-06 Stanley Milner Library, #7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4 (phone 780.428.3737)
A Passion for Music
In 2001, Edmonton publisher Spotted Cow Press released Margaret C. Matheson's biography of Richard S. Eaton, A Passion for Music. The book profiles the University of Alberta choral music director and music department's first Chair from his entrance to Edmonton academic and artistic life until his death in Greece in 1968.
A chapter from the book, Formation of the University Singers, discusses the chorus that was the forerunner of RES, and is reprinted by permission of the author.