Friday, July 29, 2011

Da Camera Singers Auditions August 22, 2011

Da Camera Singers is holding more auditions!

Monday, August 22, 2011 7-10pm

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Av Edmonton

In 2011-12, Da Camera Singers will be celebrating our 50th anniversary! Through the season, we will be partnering with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Pro Coro Canada, Spiritus Chamber Choir, the Edmonton Junior Children's Choir and Tonus Vivus. Featured works during the season will include the Poulenc Gloria, Carmina Burana, and the Rachmaninoff All Night Vigil.

We welcome auditions for all sections! Auditions will be comprised of a work of your choice and some musicianship testing. An accompanist will be provided.

Please email schedule an audition.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

La Divina - Fashion. Art. Opera.

Volunteers Needed for Mercury Opera's Madama Butterfly

Volunteers Needed for Mercury Opera's Madama Butterfly at Giovanni Caboto Park from August 23-27.  Contact Mercury Opera for more details:

Nominations for the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards

Get involved. Nominate!

How did Bryan Adams, Robert Lepage, Karen Kain, Yvon Deschamps and Buffy Sainte-Marie become laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award?

They were nominated by people like you—members of the arts community and arts fans across Canada, who wanted to see their performing arts heroes recognized for their passion, creativity and inspiration.

You can play a role in Canada’s most prestigious performing arts awards! Your nomination could determine who receives a Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2012, the 20th Anniversary of the Awards.

The process is simple and you can do it online. A letter of recommendation and a short biography of the nominee are all that are required for your favourite Canadian performing artist to be in the running.

Nominations for the 2012 Awards are being accepted until September 23, 2011.

For more information click HERE

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vision of Arts of Edmonton - What do you think?

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is providing an opportunity for all EAC members and other interested public to respond to questions currently being addressed by the Mayor’s Task Force on the Arts. In our efforts to facilitate community input, the EAC will collect replies and provide the Mayor’s Committee with responses gathered.

The Mayor’s Committee is working toward a report on the long-term future of the arts in Edmonton, and we are in turn opening up these questions to you and invite your responses to the following:

1. In your opinion what are the biggest gaps in the arts in Edmonton right now? Please define what (things or activities) you feel is missing. Do you think that it is possible to develop those missing parts in the next 25 years? How?

2. What is your vision, and what are your most ambitious dreams as an artist or arts organization over the next 25 years? Can you do it alone, or do you need partners? What specifically do you need from your partners or supporters?

3. What would you see happening in the following places if they, or part of them, were dedicated to artists and arts activities?

• MacEwan Centre for the Arts and Communications
• Rossdale Power Plant Buildings
• Quarters Area
• Downtown Arena
• Airport Lands
• Other parts of Downtown [be specific]
• Other parts of the city [be specific]

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send your written replies to:


John Mahon, Executive Director
Edmonton Arts Council
10440 – 108 Avenue, Edmonton AB, T5H 3Z9

Please submit by: August 8th

We will maintain your privacy and relay your comments only for the purposes described.

>> Download and print the questions here