2017/2018 Events

Highlights from the 2017-18 season include the following upcoming events:

Sunday, February 11, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church

The University of Alberta Madrigal Singers warmly invites you to a performance of Benjamin Britten's delightful cantata, Saint Nicolas,  A DMus recital for Madrigal Singers assistant conductor, Ben Ewert, this poignant work about the life, works and miracles of the "man beneath the saint" also features tenor soloist, RJ Chambers, the Edmonton Boys Choir, organist Dr. John Brough, and orchestra of talented university and community players.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 - General and $5 - Seniors/Students.


Saturday, March 17, 2017 marks a very special occasion for the Madrigal Singers: their 31st Annual Dinner Concert and Auction! This event will be held at the U of A Faculty Club and will feature both solo and choral performances by members of the Madrigal Singers, as well as an auction in support of our touring and performance projects. In keeping with St. Patrick’s Day, the concert will have a decidedly Irish flare.


On Sunday, April 8, 2017 the Department of Music will present its annual Kilburn Memorial Concert, featuring the acclaimed Royal Holloway University Chamber Choir from London, UK. Plans are underway to have our university choirs joining Royal Holloway for several joint selections.

Past Events

On Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8 PM in Convocation Hall Madrigal Singers and the U of A Concert Choir (Rob Curtis, conductor) will present a joint concert in celebration of Canada150, featuring music by a wide range of Canadian composers, including David Archer, Stephen Chatman, Richard Eaton, John Greer, Sarah Quartel, Murray Schafer, Harry Somers and Trent Worthington. Accompanying forces include Shannon Hiebert and Spencer Kryzanowski, piano, and Katherine Pernal, cello. Concert is free.

On November 17 and 18 2017, the Madrigal Singers have been invited to sing in a production of Amadeus, at the Jubilee Auditorium. The music is drawn from Mozart's Requiem and other choral works featured in this production.
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On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3 PM in the Winspear Centre, the Madrigal Singers will again be joined by the Concert Choir, University Symphony Orchestra and soloists Sherry Steele, Elizabeth Turnbull, John Tessier, Jihwan Cho and Rob Curtis for a performance of the first 4 cantatas of JS Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio).

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Reveal the man behind the saint.

Join the University of Alberta Madrigal Singers with orchestra performing Benjamin Britten's riveting cantata St.Nicolas!

Conducted by Benjamin Ewert in partial fulfilment of his doctorate in choral conducting at the University of Alberta

Tenor: RJ Chambers
Organist: Dr. John Brough
Featuring the Edmonton Boys Choir, conducted by Adam Robertson

Tickets Available at the door- $10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors
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Benjamin Britten's St Nicolas

February 11, 2018, 7:30pm - February 11, 2018, 11:00pm

Reveal the man behind the saint. Join the University of Alberta Madrigal Singers with orchestra performing Benjamin Britten's riveting cantata St.Nicolas! Conducted by Benjamin Ewert in partial fulfilment of his doctorate in choral conducting at the University of Alberta Tenor: RJ Chambers Organist: Dr. John Brough Featuring the Edmonton Boys Choir, conducted by Adam Robertson Tickets Available at the door- $10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors

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One of our talented altos Erin Craig is presenting her MMus choral conducting recital tomorrow in Convocation Hall! Admission is free and it's sure to be a fantastic evening of music. Hope to see lots of you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Growing Light - Erin Craig's MMus Conducting Recital

January 20, 2018, 7:30pm - January 20, 2018, 11:30pm

Growing Light Choral Conducting Graduate Recital Erin Craig, conductor This concert is the culmination of my (almost) two years of work in the University of Alberta's MMus Choral Conducting program. It features choristers from many different Edmonton-area choirs who came together to support this project: music written by women. It's the norm to attend a classical concert where the music is written entirely by men (although many groups are becoming much better at programming inclusively). I wanted to find music written by women throughout choral history, and show what happens when these under-represented works take center stage. I hope that this program is inspiring and delightful, and that you will hear something you haven't heard before! Saturday, January 20th, 7:30 PM Convocation Hall, University of Alberta Free Admission

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