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68th Annual Spring Tour

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Join the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus along its 68th annual tour, from April 28 to May 5, 2012. Once again the UAMC is pleased to present, to communities across Alberta and Saskatchewan, an engaging assortment of choral work. Featured with the UAMC is the Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers. This group of 14 talented individuals plays one of Canada’s largest collections of handbells and chimes, ranging from the 8oz G8 to the 25lbs F2.

In 1947, Professor R. S. Eaton began an association with the chorus that was to last twenty-one years. Under his direction, the Mixed Chorus developed into a loyal and cohesive unit. When alumni of the Chorus asked the Dr. Eaton to form a choir that they could sing in after leaving the university, he formed the University Singers, later renamed the Richard Eaton Singers in his honour. In January of 1968, Professor Eaton’s long association with the Chorus came to an end when he suddenly passed away while on leave. This year, the Chorus’ performances are dedicated to Professor Eaton’s memory.

The Chorus will be performing in the following cities and towns:

Saturday April 28 – Three Hills, AB
Venue: Mount Olive Evangelical – 705-6Ave S
Time: TBA

Sunday April 29 – High River, AB
Venue: TBA
Time: TBA

Monday April 30 – Medicine Hat, AB
Venue: Fifth Avenue Memorial – 476-4 St SE
Time: TBA

Tuesday May 1 – Regina, SK
Venue: All Saints Anglican – 142 Massey Rd
Time: 7:30pm

Wednesday May 2 – Saskatoon, SK
Venue: Holy Family Cathedral – 123 Nelson Rd
Time: 7:30pm

Thursday May 3 – Prince Albert, SK
Venue: TBA
Time: TBA

Friday May 4 – North Battleford, SK
Venue: Territorial Drive Alliance Church – 2302 Clements Dr.
Time: 7:30pm

Saturday May 5 – Stettler, AB
Venue: St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5712 48 Ave
Time: 7:30pm

As information becomes available, some of the unknowns will be filled in.

If you happen to live in and around these towns, please contact us if you are willing to billet some choristers or would like to help organize the show in your town. Or just contact us anyways because we love hearing from fans and UAMC alumni.

See you on the road!

2 Comments so far:

  1. Heidi Funk says:

    Hi!
    I was in the Greenwood Singers during my Master’s degree at the U of A. I’m very happy to hear that the mixed chorus and handbell choir are coming to Prince Albert! I’m able to billet up to two people at my house. See you on May 3!

  2. Wendy Sunderland says:

    I can’t wait to see you guys on Wednesday in Saskatoon. Best of luck on your exam hole tour, especially the tour managers.

    Wendy Sunderland

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