What we're about
Are you looking for a fun friendly choir?
EKOSingers is a vibrant community choir that loves to share the joy of singing and performing. Under the artistic direction of Paula Roberts, and accompanied by local jazz master Charlie Austin, EKOSingers delivers a diverse repertoire of audience-pleasers... everything from pop, jazz, and swing to gospel, soul, blues and world music. Our high-energy performances are always accompanied by a hot combo of local jazz musicians. Check out our website (http://ekosingers.com)!
Every year we seek singers, generally with previous choral experience, to join the group. Our members have a wide variety of musical backgrounds. Some are also instrumentalists. Some have considerable background with solo and ensemble singing. But the main criteria for membership is that you have a good feel for pop music rhythms and a good ear for harmony singing. Basic music reading is an asset, but recordings are also made available online to assist with part learning.
There are many opportunities for musical growth within the group. Every year there are opportunities for solo and small ensemble singing, as well as a bit of choreography for those so inclined. Workshops, community and stage performances round out the experience.
EKOSingers also likes to travel when possible. We spent a week in New Orleans in 2015. In July 2013 we had a wonderful experience at Festival 500 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Past trips have included Cuba, Vancouver, Ohio, as well as small communities close to Edmonton, and we are currently fantasizing about Ireland.
If you are interested in finding out more, please see our website http://ekosingers.com
(A note about this page: it is used for recruitment only. Joining this meetup will keep you informed about opportunities to visit EKOSingers rehearsals and/or audition)