2019 - 2020
- September 3-6: Auditions (Education Building 1049)
- September 14: Greystones Retreat Queen’s House 10am -6pm
- October 4: Play it Forward with Greystone Singers/Wind Orchestra/U of S Jazz Ensemble (location TBA)
- October 24-26: uSing uSask Choral Festival
- November 21: Queen’s House of Retreats (gala concert) 8 p.m.
- Sun Nov 24: Greystones and U Chorus Choir Concert 3 p.m. Knox United Church
- Fri Nov 29: Wind Orchestra concert featuring the Greystone Singers
- December 7: SSO Christmas Pops featuring Greystone Singers
- January 18: Greystones Retreat Queen’s House 10am -6pm
- March 7: SSO Choral Concert featuring Greystone Singers
- March 14: Prince Albert performance with SSO (to be confirmed)
- March 29: Greystones and U Chorus Choir Concert 3 p.m. Knox United Church
Annual recording project (dates to be announced)
For information regarding any of these events please email Dr. Jennifer Lang.
"Being part of the Greystone Singers for my undergraduate degree is one of my most treasured experiences. The choir was the perfect creative escape from my studies, and singing continues to be a powerfully effective outlet. My leadership experiences through the choir helped me develop teamwork and communication skills that have been invaluable in my continuing academic career as a first year medical student. This choir was formative for me in many ways, and it holds a special place in my heart."
- Daisy Ko, 2018
The Greystone Singers, conducted by Dr. Jennifer Lang, is a mixed-voice choir open by audition to all University of Saskatchewan students who love singing and enjoy learning challenging and varied repertoire. Rehearsing twice a week, the music ranges from traditional and classical to sacred and secular, in a variety of languages and styles. This ensemble places a high value on collaborating with musicians near and far, valuing the connections we have made with other ensembles and choral conductors. Most recently the Greystone Singers have performed with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Canadian Chamber Choir in The Armed Man (2018); the SSO and University Chorus in The Golden Harvest (2017); the Saskatoon Chamber Singers in a Double Treat (2017); the SSO and University Chorus in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (2016); The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra, Dee Daniels and Fred Stride in Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert at the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival (2016). We celebrate Canadian composers and the commissioning of new and challenging repertoire from local, national, and international composers. Since 1958, when the choir was first organized, thousands of young men and women have sung with this award-winning ensemble. In 2013, under the leadership of retired conductor, Dr. Gerald Langner, the choir was awarded first prize in the Mixed-Voice Collegiate Choirs category of the biennial Choral Canada-CBC National Choral Competition for Amateur Choirs.
Auditions for 2019-20 will be held September 3, 4, 5, 6 during the first week of classes.
Returning singers must audition on or by Thursday September 5, 2019.
New singers are encouraged to audition on Friday September 6, 2019 (but may sign up anytime before Friday).
The fifteen-minute audition consists of exercises to assess vocal range, aural skills, and sight-singing skills.
- Please fill out the audition information sheet and bring both pages with you to the audition.
- Please prepare your choice of an excerpt of a song (unaccompanied) that best demonstrates your range and musicality.
- Prepare to sing the audition song Lunar Lullaby by Jacob Narverud (score of selected pages provided). You may sing the line of your preferred voicing (S1,S2, A1, A2, T1, T2, B1, B2), but please note that you may also be asked to sing another line (within your range).
A recording of the song can be found here.
Canada 150 / 110th USask Anniversary Commission Project
Scenes of Plains Peoples
Scenes of a Prairie Peoples is a piece commissioned by the University of Saskatchewan in 2017 to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial, and the 110th Anniversary of the University of Saskatchewan. This 3-movement piece is a celebration of the land, and, of the different peoples that have inhabited it.