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Greystone Singers

The Greystone Singers, conducted by 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 on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9; The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra, Dee Daniels and Fred Stride in Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert at the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, and the Saskatoon Chamber Singers in a double-choir concert.   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.

To listen to the Greystone Singers, click here.

To see a photo set of the Greystone Singers' 2010 tour to China, click here.


Greystone Singers: The Roof

Auditions for 2017-18

Auditions for 2017-18 will be held Friday, September 1, Tuesday September 5 & Wednesday, September 6 during the first week of classes.

Please sign-up using the following electronic link:

Audition Sign Up

The ten-minute audition consists of exercises to assess vocal range, aural skills, sight-singing skills.

Please prepare your choice of an excerpt of a song (unaccompanied) that best demonstrates your range and musicality.

2017-18 Audition Information Sheet

 

Schedule:

Weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:50 PM in Quance Theatre, Education Building, with one extra hour sectional rehearsal TBA.

Greystone Singers Concerts and Events for 2017 - 2018 Fall Term:

September 1, 5, 6 – Auditions (Friday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

September 7 – First Rehearsal (2:30-3:50 Quance Theatre)

September 16 – 10 am-6 pm – Retreat – Location Quance Theatre (Saturday)

September 19 – Greystones Annual photo

September 21 – (Photo raindate)

November 3 & 4 – uSing uSask Choral Festival – Convocation Hall

November 4 (Saturday)  - Choral celebration concert – Convocation Hall

November 4– Departmental Fundraiser Dance & Music – Manhattan Ballroom (Sat.)

November 9 – Wind Orchestra Concert (featuring Greystone Singers) – Location TBA

November 25 – Dress rehearsal – 12pm-4pm (Saturday)

November 26 –Term 1 Concert with University Chorus– 3pm (Sunday)

November 30 –Queen’s House of Retreat Gala (Thursday)

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January 4 – First rehearsal in term 2

January 6 – Retreat (Saturday) Location TBD

February 8 – SSO Dress Rehearsal (Thursday)

February 9 – SSO Dress Rehearsal (Friday)

February 10 – Dress Rehearsal and Concert - Armed Man with SSO and Canadian Chamber Choir

March 24 – Dress Rehearsal – 12pm-4pm (Saturday)

March 25 – Spring Concert – 3 pm (Sunday)

Tuesday April 3 – Course Evaluations & Annual General Meeting

*May 6 – Join Saskatoon Chamber Singers for Faure Requiem & Duruflé Requeim (optional)