About

Greystone Singers

The Greystone Singers, conducted by Dr. Jennifer Lang and accompanied by Deborah Buck, is a mixed-voice choir open by audition to all University of Saskatchewan students from all Departments and Colleges who love singing and enjoy learning challenging and varied repertoire.

 

This ensemble places a high value on collaborating with musicians near and far, cherishing the connections we have made with other ensembles and choral conductors. 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 adults have sung with this award-winning ensemble.

 

Rehearsing twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:50 pm in Quance Theatre, the music ranges from traditional and classical to sacred and secular, in a variety of languages and styles. This past season we were fortunate to perform all of our scheduled concerts, including the Brahms’ Requiem in collaboration with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Aurora Voce.  This year we expect to celebrate the return of choral performances on an even larger scale with exciting events planned for this ensemble.  As is our tradition, each term the choir partners with the University Chorus for a choral collaboration concert at Knox United Church.  This season our concert dates are scheduled for November 24, 2024 and March 23, 2025.   In addition, we hold a retreat once each term at the beautiful Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre where an intensive experience of singing and socializing set the tone for an enjoyable and rewarding semester.

 

Highlights of the Greystone Singers’ performances include singing with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and Aurora Voce in Brahms’ Requiem (2022) and Rebecca Dale’s Materna Requiem (2020) and Mozart’s Requiem (2019); the SSO and the  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).

Upcoming Concerts

Elaine Hagenberg's Illuminare: Conducted by Dr. Jennifer Lang

New York City Choral Tour: Carnegie Hall
May 29 - June 3rd, 2024

A group of people wearing dark green robes seated in choir formation

Greystone Singers and its Alumni Choir, Aurora Voce, have been invited with their Artistic Director, Dr. Jennifer Lang, to embark on an exclusive musical journey to perform at Carnegie Hall.  This invitation promises to be an unforgettable five-day residency filled with extraordinary performances, professional development, and unparalleled experiences. 

Please email jennifer.lang@usask.ca for information on participating or supporting the trip.

Hope Lingers On: Spring 2021 Video Gallery

You Do Not Walk Alone

Hope Lingers On

Always Something Sings

Spaces in Between Us

Greystone Singers Sing On!

Warrior

One Voice

Dates at a Glance

Auditions

Audition Information 2023/2024

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Greystone Singers. Please out of the following forms as applicable to you.

1) For incoming Greystone Singers who do need to audition:  https://forms.gle/nnL5edjLNGGgsHs58

2) For those singers already in Greystones (no need to audition):  https://forms.gle/SZvoHd8U5FeinzSh9

Thank you...

Hallelujah Chorus
Hallelujah Chorus from the 12 Days of Christmas with the SSO December 8, 2018 at TCU Place. Dr. Jennifer Lang conducting
The Greystone Singers singing with The Tenors
The Greystone Singers singing with The Tenors, TCU Place December 6, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Lang conducting
Music: "The Roof" Performed by University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers Composer: Andrea Ramsey Director: Jennifer Lang Piano: Deborah Buck Violin: William Boan

Photo Gallery

Greystone Singers

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.