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Saints, Legends and Magic Songs

Journey to the land of folklore, meeting mystical saints and familiar fairy figures. From spiritual to magical, from Canadian forests to fallen ruins in Far East mountains, to the rugged shores of the British Isles, this program will send you on a musical exploration of new sonorities. Our concert will feature an eclectic selection of a cappella music by British composers Joby Talbot and Benjamin Britten, and Latvians Ēriks Ešenvalds and Uģis Prauliņš.

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Missae V

Inspired by the Latin Mass, our annual series explores the multitudes of expression of faith through musical works. Over the years, our featured compositions have become larger, and for the fifth edition we’re including I Coristi (Rob Curtis, director). The full feature Missa Signum Magnum by Latvian Rihards Dubrah requires a large choir divided into five groups dispersed through the performance venue, the ultimate surround-sound experience

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Good Friday at the Winspear

Counted among the top ten sacred masterworks, Ein Deutsches Requiem will enshroud you with a breadth of emotions. Brahms himself envisioned his work to be a ‘Human Requiem’, not for the dead but for the living left behind. The master himself created the version for piano and four hands for a performance in 1871 in the British capital, which then became the ‘London Version’ that you will hear at this annual Good Friday concert.

Guest soloists:
Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Alexander Dobson, baritone
Leanne Regehr and Roger Admiral, piano

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Canadian Connections Six

When our Artistic Director Michael Zaugg began his tenure, he introduced us to an eclectic array of fascinating new works, including The Nightingale, a stand-out composition by Grammy nominated Uģis Prauliņš. This virtuoso work for recorder quartet and 20 part choir will be the highlight of the program. Our guest is Flûte Alors!, the only professional recorder quartet in Canada. This unique combination of instruments and voices has inspired new Canadian works which will also be featured on the program.

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Male Voices of Pro Coro Canada (vistel, vastel)

Humour will infuse our annual all-male production with music by Veljo Tormis, Felix Mendelssohn and Gioachino Rossini. Particularly playful works are Rondes by Swede Folke Rabe, and Finn Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Pseudo-Yoik. This event wouldn’t be complete without an a cappella homage to the popular music of the last century; this year we’ll dive into the 1980s with our guests the Axios Men`s Ensemble.

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A Pro Coro Canada New Year’s Eve

Out with the old, in with the new: celebrate New Year’s Eve with Pro Coro Canada! A novel tradition begins with choral works that speak to the passing of time and rebirth. Enjoy a glass of bubbly at intermission, and then join in the singing as we all make reverence to the past year and fête the next.

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Little Match Girl Passion

Now an annual tradition, Pro Coro Canada’s ConSept presents David Lang’s spare yet incredibly fulfilling Little Match Girl Passion. This one-hour candlelight performance showcases a quartet of singers who will take you on the heart-wrenching but hopeful journey of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl.

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Arts Touring Alliance Seeks Executive Director

Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

Executive Director

JOB POSTING

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) is offering an exciting opportunity for someone with management skills, an appreciation for the performing arts and an awareness of arts presenting in both urban and rural Alberta.

The ATAA is a not for profit Performing Arts Service Organization. It provides visionary, inclusive programs and services that are fundamental to the growth and maintenance of a strong arts touring industry in Alberta. Membership of the ATAA includes primarily presenters, agents and artists. The position answers to an elected Provincial Board of Directors.

As well, each October, the ATAA produces Alberta Showcase, an annual performing arts networking conference.

Executive Director, Roles and Responsibilities (to:)

  • Ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the ATAA.
  • Lead and participate in the planning and presenting of the annual ATAA Showcase and Conference. This includes the planning of the submissions jury.
  • Prepare all grant submissions (both operating and project) ensuring they are complete and submitted on time.
  • Provide support, including necessary materials, to the President (Chair) of the ATAA Board, for the planning and preparation of all board or special meetings.
  • Work with the ATAA Board and staff in preparing a comprehensive budget and then administer the budget allocation as approved, while providing the board with monthly financial reports, including a balance sheet and profit/loss statements.
  • Recruit personnel, negotiate contracts and maintain appropriate salary structures.
  • Ensure that the ATAA complies in a timely manner with all legislation pertaining to taxation submissions and payroll deductions and maintains appropriate and adequate insurance coverage for the society and directors, communicating all necessary information to the ATAA Board.
  • Foster effective cooperation and teamwork among the board, staff and executive director.
  • Ensure that staff job descriptions are developed and that annual performance evaluations are conducted, based on sound human resource practices.
  • Participate with the ATAA Board in developing and reviewing the vision and strategic plan for the society, including developing new strategies and programs that support the vision.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of all society bylaws and policies, assisting the board with any review, discussion or creation of policy.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with groups associated with the ATAA, including government, industry and community.
  • Plan and direct the ‘OnStage’ program and help plan other similar programs in consultation with the ATAA board.

Salary:  $50,000 with additional benefits and bonuses
3-month probation period
Annual performance review

Start Date: As Soon As Possible 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 12, 2018.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: info@artstouring.com

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

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Sleep On, My Son

In honour of the Canadians who participated in the historical battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917, this concert will serve as a musical memorial with music by Ola Gjeilo, Paul Mealor, Johannes Brahms and Canadian Jocelyn Morlock. In collaboration with the John Armitage Memorial Trust (UK), the choir will present an elegiac new work for choir and cello jointly written by Canadian Stuart Beatch and Scott Thomas Harrold, with a libretto by Welsh poet Grahame Davies and performed with special guest, Rafael Hoekman, cello.