Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7:30-10pm, at St. Luke's Anglican Church (8424 95 Avenue NW). More information about performances, workshops, and other time commitments is provided below.
Are you interested in singing with EKOSingers? Auditions generally take place at the start of September and by arrangement. If you would like to be contacted, please submit the form at right.
EKOSingers is a vibrant community choir of forty adult members that loves to share the joy of singing and performing. Under the artistic direction of founding director Paula Roberts, and accompanied by local jazz master Charlie Austin, EKOSingers delivers a diverse repertoire of audience-pleasers... everything from pop, jazz, and swing to gospel, soul, blues and world music. Our high-energy performances are always accompanied by a hot combo of local jazz musicians.
Every year we seek singers, generally with previous choral experience, to join the group. Our members have a wide variety of musical backgrounds. Some are also instrumentalists. Some have considerable background with solo and ensemble singing. But the main criteria for membership is that you have a good feel for pop music rhythms and a good ear for harmony singing. Basic music reading is an asset, but recordings are also made available online to assist with part learning.
There are many opportunities for musical growth within the group. Every year there are opportunities for solo and small ensemble singing, as well as a bit of choreography for those so inclined. Workshops, community and stage performances round out the experience.
EKOSingers also likes to travel when possible. We spent a week in New Orleans during spring break 2015. In July 2013 we had a wonderful experience at Festival 500 in St. John’s NL. Past trips have included Cuba, Vancouver, Ohio, as well as small communities close to Edmonton, and we are currently fantasizing about Ireland.
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