Friday, July 23, 2010

Auditions for the Richard Eaton Singers

Auditions are being held on Monday, August 23, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm in Room 1-29, Fine Arts Building, UofA. Richard Eaton Singers   RES Audition Form

Expand your acoustic sensibilities with the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society

I had to share this with you all ... if you ever needed a reason to go to an electroacoustic music show, this is it!  I dare you to read on ...

Electroacoustic six-pack invades Wunder Bar

The Saturday, Aug. 7 lineup is as follows:
Philip Dickau: One of the local electroacoustic music scene's most energetic movers and shakers presents a live work called Digital Spasm, in which three interconnected pulse waves create an effect similar to a computer choking on pieces of glass while having an epileptic seizure.
agaperaygunexperiment: Renowned for its in-your-face approach, this unit led by Philip Jagger will debut telephonexx, which uses a backtrack made of dial tone noises and music played through a cell phone, and allowing for participants to use their cell phones as musical devices.
Condoleezza Rice Paddies: Disbanded in 2008, this collective will reunite the original lineup which first performed at The Works Art & Design Festival at the Citadel Theatre's Heritage Amphitheatre in 2004. Returning will be guitarist Bill Damur, keyboardist Gene Kosowan and effects specialist Will Truchon.

The Sunday, Aug. 8 lineup is as follows:
Shawn Pinchbeck: This practitioner, renowned as a true vanguard of the local electroacoustic movement—and whose works have been recognized across Canada and Europe—makes a rare appearance in his home town, performing a live laptop composition entitled Tuurv.
The Hobophobes: This Calgary-based experimental noise outfit, consisting of Ben Charlton, Jessical McCarrel and Sarah-Lynn Wilson, make their Edmonton debut with their brand of provocative cacophony inspired by grade-B horror movies and medical surgical videos.
flEm: One of Edmonton's most reviled acts, after stints in Ukrainian For Butterfly and Du Plafond, returns as a solo performer.

Doors open at 8 p.m., which shows starting at 9 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $7 (BEAMS members $5) and available at the door. For more information, log onto or email

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Are you studying piano or violin? Get a scholarship!

Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships :: Edmonton Community Foundation

Recognizing that many students need financial help to achieve their post secondary educational and training goals, Edmonton Community Foundation supports a variety of learning opportunities through its scholarship, bursary and award funds. In 2009, the Foundation awarded more than $610,000 to over 160 students.

One of these awards, the Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships, support students from Edmonton or Northern Alberta, who are pursuing classical music study of violin or piano at a recognized post-secondary institution or with a recognized private music teacher. The primary criterion is quality of performance.

The application deadline is August 31, 2010. For more information, contact or at 780-426-0015.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tis' the Season! Da Camera Singers Auditions

If you are interested in singing with Da Camera, please contact their business manager, Kathleen Brough, at to schedule an audition. Auditions will be scheduled in August. Auditions will be comprised of a song of your choice and some musicianship testing. They are happy to hear auditions for all voice parts!

"When the shark bites ... " Auditions for the Threepenny Opera

On December 5 and 6, 2010, the Walterdale Playhouse will be holding auditions for Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera. Details are not yet posted, but keep an eye on the "Current Auditions" page of the Walterdale Playhouse.

“Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear,
And it shows them pearly white.
Just a jackknife has Macheath, babe,
And it keeps it out of sight.
When that shark bites with his teeth, dear,
Scarlet billows start to spread.
Fancy gloves, though, wears old Macheath, dear,
So there’s not a trace of red.”

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Coristi Chamber Choir Auditions

The I Coristi Chamber Choir is holding auditions for the bass, tenor and soprano sections on August 31st, starting at 7pm at St. Timothy's Anglican Church. Here's all the info - good luck!

St Timothy's Anglican Church, 8420-145 St
 (free parking available on the street)

Prepare a song or aria that best demonstrates your vocal capabilities (classical repertoire recommended). An accompanist will be provided. You will also be led through vocalises, aural and sight reading exercises. Call 902-6579 for further information or to arrange an audition

I Coristi is an auditioned, community-based chamber choir intended for
singers with musical experience. Our goals are to create a challenging and musically rewarding experience for singers within a supportive environment, and to present concerts of high quality choral music to the Edmonton community and beyond. Please visit our website for further information about the choir.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

We love free ESO concerts!

We love free stuff - especially when it includes free concerts with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The ESO Musician Showcase, the National Youth Orchestra, and "Duo Majoya" are all free! If you are a kid, you are even luckier! An additional 3 "Symphony Under the Sky" concerts are free for you if you lounge on the grass with your mum and dad. See the concert listings page for more details - and see you with the ESO, for FREE!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Welcome to Classical Music in Edmonton - your one-stop-shop for all things related to classical music in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. If you have a show to promote, let us know and we will post it on our site. During the next few weeks our concert calendar will begin to take shape as all of the great performance groups in our fair city publish their 2010 - 2011 seasons. Tell your friends! Check back often! Leave a comment and let us know how we are doing. Happy concert-going, the staff at CME