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!

Eclipse Christmas Concert, December 1, 2013

Love_for_the_Arts_by_DelacorrJoin us for an evening of songs of love, peace and happiness to get your ready for the Christmas season!   The theme for this concert, “Love Came Down at Christmas” is filled with the spirit of joy and harmony that is Christmas. Joining us are band members Wes Froese, Bruce Wilkinson, and Rick Van Dusen.

The concert is December 1, 2013, 7:30 at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.  Tickets are $20 per person, and can be purchased in advance from the Broadway Theatre box office or any group member.

 

Top 10 Reasons to Join Eclipse Chorus

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  1.  It’s fun!  Where else do you get to sing a variety of pop, rock, soul, swing, jazz and gospel live in front of an audience, with a band?
  2. Singing just makes you feel good.  It releases endorphins, the “happy” chemical for your brain.
  3. You make a great bunch of new friends.   And the more you get involved, the closer you become with those friends.
  4. We work hard at giving you the tools you need to succeed at learning your music.   From section-specific rehearsal tracks to a supportive learning environment, we try to make it as easy as possible.
  5. You are part of the larger community.   Our mission is to promote choral singing as an arts form.   An interesting arts form.   A feel-good arts form.  Eclipse is a registered Canadian charity.
  6. Music is good for the brain.   It has been suggested that “…music training does for brain what exercise does for body fitness“.  It makes you smarter and improves certain parts of your memory.   (Now where did I put my keys?)
  7. It builds teamwork skills.  Canadian astronaut Julie Payette credits her years in a choir as helping her be part of the space team.
  8. Your friends and family get to to see you doing something joyful.  The comment we hear over and over again is that we seem to be having so much fun on stage.
  9. You have a say.   Eclipse is owned by its members.  It is managed by a board of directors elected from its members.   Can’t get much more democratic than that.
  10. It is time in the week that is just for you, away from all the pressures of whatever else might be bothering you.   A time to take a deep breath, release yourself, and immerse yourself in sound.   Now what could be better than that?

Join Eclipse Chorus

Ever wanted to sing on Broadway?  With a band?  Then join Eclipse, Saskatchewan’s most vibrant community choir.   From classic hits to southern gospel, we cover a range of songs that we love to sing and audiences love to hear.   How much better can life get, with good friends and great music!   For more information, check out our Join page.   Now’s the time — what are you waiting for?  The lights of Broadway are calling….DSCN0188

 

Eclipse Registration, Fall 2013

Eclipse registration will take place at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Christ Church Anglican, 515 28th Street West, Saskatoon, SK.   If you are new to the group, make sure you first check out our Join page.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and to a new season of music!