Camrose Camerata is an auditioned, community-based adult chamber choir that came into existence in the Fall of 2003. The name Camerata is an Italian word first used in the Renaissance to describe a group of individuals who share a strong passion for a particular art form, and who get together (often in a chamber or camera) to share their loved art form. We believe this reflects the spirit of this group.
The 2013-2014 season marked the 10th anniversary year for our ensemble. Throughout our more than ten years of singing and performing together, our mission has been threefold:
- to take advantage of the high level of musicianship that already exists within the Camrose community, giving singers of a variety of levels of experience and ability the opportunity to expand their choral horizons
- to bring high calibre choral music from all styles and eras, languages and cultures to our members and our audience in the greater Camrose community
- to teach and learn about great choral music and artistic expression both within our choir and within the community at large
Like most endeavours in the performing arts, our 2020-2021 is looking radically different this year! Normally, our season would include our annual shared Lessons and Carols with Camrose and Area Children’s Choirs and EmBellish Handbell Choir on a Sunday in December, a full concert of gorgeous music sometime in later January, and a Coffeehouse or other fun and slightly more informal performance in April. Instead, this year presents us with some challenges:
- How will we manage to rehearse?
- What will any performances look like?
- Can we have live audiences?