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Da Camera Singers, VanEs Retreat weekend 2019.  Photo: Erik Visser

Listen to Poulenc’s Gloria!

As we head toward our 60th anniversary season in 2021-2022, we are visiting Da Camera’s CD recordings.

Enjoy this stunning work from Da Camera’s 1995 album, “Gloria: Music of the French Cathedral.” Recorded under the direction of Mel Unger with absolutely masterful accompanying by Lorretta Dueck, Poulenc’s Gloriais a refreshingly unique work featuring stunning passages for soprano soloist, spicy harmonies, and exuberant rhythms that (as Poulenc explained to those who found them irreverent) were inspired by the frescoes of the fifteenth-century master Benozzo Gozzoli, which depict angels sticking out their tongues, and by some Benedictine monks he had see playing soccer.
(Mel Unger – CD liner notes)

Da Camera Singers is seeking a passionate, energetic and creative individual to serve as Business Manager for the choir.

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The Choir:

Since its inception in 1961 Da Camera Singers has established a strong presence in the Alberta choral community and holds the distinction of being Edmonton’s longest-standing chamber choir. Under the artistic direction of Laura Hawley, the choir provides accomplished, adult singers the opportunity to perform a diverse repertoire that encompasses classical and contemporary music, from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. In addition to our own three-concert season, the choir has performed with renowned musical organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Pro Coro Canada, Spiritus Chamber Choir (Calgary), and Ariose Women’s Choir. The choir has traveled to England and Scotland (2007) and successfully completed an international tour to Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic (2015).

Learn more about Da Camera Singers at www.dacamerasingers.ca

The Position:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Business Manager’s primary responsibilities include marketing and promotion, administration / operational management, concert management and fundraising.

Da Camera Singers has recently initiated a strategic planning and visioning process to assist us in charting our musical course, and to position ourselves in a vibrant and competitive choral market in the Edmonton area. The Business Manager will be responsive to the vision and strategic direction, and essential in its implementation.

The full position description can be reviewed at www.dacamerasingers.ca/opportunities

The Person:

In addition to being passionate about the arts and choral music, we are looking for someone who is creative and enthusiastic, and who will be organized, proactive and innovative in supporting the vision of the artistic director and the choir. Attention to detail, strong communication and networking skills and the ability to demonstrate initiative are essential.

The ideal candidate will have experience in arts and cultural management and/or the not-for-profit sector, marketing, and general administration. A related degree or diploma is preferred.

Compensation:

This is an ongoing contract position of approximately 7-8 hours/week with a contract fee of $900 per month.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a resume and covering letter, including two references as soon as possible to info@dacamerasingers.ca.

We look forward to having our new Business Manager in place quickly to prepare for the 2021-22 concert season, our 60th anniversary season. This is a one-year position with an excellent opportunity for renewal.
Competition Closing Date: June 30, 2021.