39 students spent the weekend on campus in a choir workshop, learning new songs and a lot about singing in a choir. The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra was on campus at the same time, holding their own Fall Workshop. That brought the weekend total to over 100 students on campus! The two groups combined forces for a concert on Sunday afternoon. September 26. (Video to come)
The students sang through almost 12 hours of rehearsal! The RJC choir was directed by Richard Janzen. The pianist for the weekend was Audrey Falk Janzen.
The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra is directed by Richard Carnegie. Here the choir and orchestra is rehearsing "Pavane" by Gabriel Fauré.
Thank you to the RJC Kitchen Staff and Kara Buhler who provided nutrition breaks for the choir.
Jordan Wiens and Adam Rempel attempt to resolve a CFL dispute during one of the breaks. The 'Riders won bragging rights this weekend.
It was a beautiful weekend, so one of the rehearsals was held outside in the gazebo (which is behind the photographer.)
The SYO and RJC Choirs have been cooperating for the fall concert since 1993! We appreciate the association and look forward to more in following years.
Concert Choir for the current year began their season with close to 80 singers in the choir! Their first performance is coming up next week on September 12 at 2:30 pm at the RJC Opening Program.
Last year's Concert Choir in performance at Rosthern Mennonite Church.
Please note that Concert Choir is formed by students registered for Choral 10/20/30. All singers must have black pants, black socks, black shoes and a white dress shirt/blouse. The boys will be supplied with a tie (they return at the end of the school year.)