Tisdale Concert, Saturday April 25, 2015

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What better way to spend a spring evening than listening to the upbeat sound of Eclipse Chorus! We’re off to Tisdale, Saskatchewan to sing an upbeat medley of jazz, rock and pop tunes, accompanied by our smokin’ hot band.   We are ready to rock the stage, Tisdale, so come on out!

The concert is at the Maurice Taylor Performing Arts Theatre on April 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm, courtesy of the Tisdale Arts Council.   Advance tickets can be purchased through Ticket Pro.

 

City of Saskatoon Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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We’re looking forward to singing at the City of Saskatoon Volunteer Appreciation Dinner being held on April 15, 2015 at the TCU Gallery in Saskatoon.   Volunteers are the part of the lifeblood and soul of this City, and we promise to sing our hearts out for you!

Term 2 Registration

music_by_melintelinas-d3aall1Registration for the second term of Eclipse will be taking place at Christ Church Anglican on Tuesday, January 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

The address is 515 28th Street W, Saskatoon. 

If you are new to Eclipse and interested in joining our group, visit our Join page for more information.

(photo courtesy of melintelinas of DeviantArt)

Yorkton, Here We Come!!!

Yorkton PicEclipse will be rocking the stage in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on January 13, 2015 as part of the Stars for Saskatchewan Concert Series hosted by the Yorkton Arts Council.  With songs ranging from classic southern gospel to modern singer-songwriter, Eclipse carries a message of hope, faith and love that will warm your heart while keeping your toes tapping and hands clapping.   And to make sure that you have a really great time, Eclipse is singing with its stage band, adding sizzle to its sound.

So stare winter down by bundling up, grabbing your family and friends, shoveling your way out to your vehicle, and meeting us in Yorkton at the Anne Portnuff Theatre, Yorkton Regional High School,  on January 13, 2015.   What a great way to start off the New Year!

For ticket information, visit the website of the Yorkton Arts Council.

 

Eclipse Chorus Christmas Concert December 14th, 2014

Eclipse Poster Graphic2Let Eclipse Chorus bring warmth to a chilly winter night with our spirited and sparkling 11th annual holiday concert, to be held on December 14th, 7:30 pm, at the Broadway Theatre.  Our mix of traditional, modern and original music offers a holiday buffet of songs and surprises. Joining us this year are special guest artists Rosie and the Riveters.  (They say they’ll charm your  socks off!).

Enthusiastically directed by the multi-talented Roy Sydiaha, we are energized by one of the finest bands in the land: Wes Froese on electric smile and keyboards, Don Tatchell on eye-twinkles and drums, Spencer Rayner on glitter notes and guitar and Bruce Wilkinson on heartbeat and bass guitar.

Tickets are $23 and can be purchased through the Broadway Theatre Box Office  or from Eclipse Chorus Members.  Tickets sell out quickly, so buy yours now!

Mid-West Sportswear Sponsors Eclipse Jerseys

Our many thanks to Mid-West Sportswear for donating 35 hockey jerseys to Eclipse for their upcomEclipseJerseying performance at the NHL pre-season game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, September 28th at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.   Mid-West is one of Saskatchewan’s last, and largest, custom apparel manufacturers, and we greatly appreciate their support.

Registration for Eclipse Fall Term 2014

Ready, set, sing!    Fall registration will take place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Christ Church Anglican.   All newcomers are welcome; for more information, visit our Join page.    It’s shaping up to be a great Christmas concert, with fun music, a chance to sing with our ever lovin’ band, and a special guest artist.   Welcome back, welcome home, or just plain welcome.   See you soon!
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Eclipse 10th Anniversary Spring Concert, Saturday May 10th

Eclipse Poster_ Spring Concert May 2014_Guitar.psdDon’t miss our 10th anniversary show at the Broadway Theatre, Saturday May 10th, 7:30 pm.   Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at any time from the Broadway Theatre by phone, online, or during box office hours.  Visit their website for more details.      Tickets are also available from chorus members.

Our anniversary show hits a variety of Eclipse’s musical highlights from the past ten years, with arrangements by current and past directors and accompanists Roy Sydiaha, Wes Froese, BJ Harris, Penny Rosten and the compositions of well-known local and internationally renowned musicians Angie Tysseland, Eileen Laverty, Burton Cummings, Trooper, Ray Charles, The Rankin Family, Marvin Gaye, Billy Joel and more.

Artistic Director Roy Sydiaha conducts the 30 voices of Eclipse, and cues our smokin’ band of seasoned musicians: Don Tatchell on drums, Jack Tatchell on trumpet, Bruce Wilkinson on bass, Michael Lander on guitar, Wes Froese on keyboard.

Special guest Ken Marco has helped to shape the evolution of the North American pop music scene.He is an original member of both Motherlode and Dr. Music and twice a guitarist with David Clayton-Thomas bands including Blood Sweat and Tears and Sanctuary: a first prize winner of Rio De Janerio’s Song Festival in Brazil. Kenny has recorded with Etta James, Moe Koffman, and Rick James among many; while Kenny’s songs have been recorded by Money Boss Players and Quincy Jones. Kenny has graced the live stages of big International and American pop festivals, as well as appearing with television icons Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett and Henry Mancini. Eclipse is enormously excited to be sharing the stage with Kenny!!

We’re looking back, but we’re also looking ahead. Eclipse is a resilient, vibrant and joyful community of singers and musicians whose passion for energetic and engaging concert experiences lifts the spirits of patrons and performers alike. Everyone leaves the theatre on a high. Don’t miss it! These shows always sell out, so buy your tickets early!

Registration for Eclipse Spring Term, 2014

4574226786_79b549f796Hello everyone!  Join us in preparing for our 10th Anniversary Year which will culminate in our spring concert “How Can I Keep From Singing” on May 10, 2014!

From our roots in the Refiner’s Choir, we had a dream to form a chorus and we made it a reality.  Eclipse was born in a classroom in Victoria School one hot night in June, 2003 and 10 years later we are still singing and celebrating our joy of music.

Our Spring 2014 concert will be a celebration of our roots, including music from Refiner’s Choir and the best of Eclipse. With our multi-talented Music Director Roy Sydiaha at the helm, we are privileged to welcome back our first Artistic Director Wes Froese in the role of accompanist and our dear friend and beloved guitarist/singer Kenny Marco.

We would welcome you to join our 10th Year Reunion Season:

Spring SeasonRegistration begins January 7 at 7:30 PM at Christ Church (Anglican) 515-28th Street West and on Tuesdays throughout January.  Regular practices continue on Tuesdays throughout the season.

We are hoping to see you — and hear you — in the New Year!