RES Educational Outreach
The RES Educational Outreach Committee (EOC) was formed in 2003 with the aim to reach and educate potential singers and patrons of choral music. Through this program, RES continues to offer youth choirs a chance to work and sing with the choir, and high school students the opportunity to attend the EOC presentations, dress rehearsals and concerts.
The EOC produces Up Close + Personal which gives students the opportunity to meet soloists, composers, learn more about the music, eat some flavourful food and have the chance to win some amazing prizes!!!
Past presenters have included:
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Edmonton Youth Choir
- John Estacio
- Christos Hatzis
- Franz Joseph Haydn
- Michael Kurschat
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Tim Shantz
- Daniel Taylor
- Ruth Watson Henderson
Some comments from students who have attended past presentations:
- "It was excellent to meet the composer and hear his description of his pieces. I enjoyed the enthusiastic presentation on Vaughan Williams. The concert was very enjoyable and Sepulcher of Life was very interesting and enjoyable to listen to, especially the 'life' solo!"
- "Thanks for the opportunity … it was wonderful."
- "Thank you for inviting us to listen to your gift of music. I thought it was wonderful to meet Ruth Watson Henderson."
- "You guys rock!"
- "This program was very inspiring. You should continue to offer this sort of opportunity to kids. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did!"
RES Education Outreach Committee
To find out how you can become involved, contact the RES office at 780-428-3737 or email Educational Outreach.