The Madrigal Singers embark on a week-long tour to Calgary and Vancouver, April 28 - May 2, with concerts, workshops and choral exchanges with several high school and youth choirs. This tour marks the final touring engagement of the choir with their long time director, Leonard Ratzlaff, after 36 exciting years of growth, through performances in Alberta, 6 recordings, and 4 international tours to Germany and Ireland, as well as appearances at Podium conferences in Calgary (1990) and Saskatoon (2010). Highlights of this tour include workshops with Dr. Timothy Shantz, incoming Director of Choral Activities and future conductor of the Madrigal Singers, and Jon Washburn, long time director of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, as well as concerts hosted by two Madrigal Singers alumni, Lisa Fernandes (music director, First Baptist Church in Calgary) and Benila Ninan (music teacher, York House School in Vancouver).
Itinerary:
Concert:
Sunday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Calgary, AB
Workshop with Dr. Timothy Shantz
Place TBA
Monday, April 29, 9:30 - 11 am
Calgary
Concert/Workshop
Monday, April 29, 12:40 - 2 pm
3009 Morley Tr. NW
Calgary
Concert
Wednesday, May 1, 1 - 2 pm
4168 Alexandra St.
Vancouver, BC
Workshop and Choral Exchange
Vancouver Youth Choir
Wednesday, May 1, 6:45 - 8 pm
Vancouver
Workshop with Jon Washburn, Founding Director of Vancouver Chamber Choir
Thursday, May 2, 2 - 3:30 pm
2195 West 45th Ave
Vancouver
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