Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff Retirement Celebration & Alumni Choir

Update March 13: Because of our concern over public health and the well-being of our students, staff, and faculty, many activities and events in the Department of Music are being modified, postponed or canceled. Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff's Retirement Celebration (originally scheduled for March 28) has been postponed, with a new date to be determined. Thank you for your understanding.
Celebrate the achievements and contributions of Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff

Celebrate Dr. Ratzlaff's long legacy as professor, teacher, conductor and mentor by joining us for special retirement dinner at the University Club where we will share memories, hear tributes, and take in a performance by 2019-2020 Madrigal Singers conducted by Dr. Timothy Shantz.

Take advantage of the special opportunity to sing in an alumni choir as a finale to the concert and tribute to (Len), Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff.

Join the Department of Music, The University Symphony Orchestra, the University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, Concert Choir, Augustana Campus Chamber Choir, colleagues and friends of Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff as we honour his 39-year legacy with the institution in a performance. Hear Beethoven's 5th Symphony performed by The University Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Peter Dundjerski. Also, hear the above combined choirs with The University Symphony Orchestra perform Haydn's Hamoniemesse conducted by Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff. As a finale, enjoy the sound of Alumni performing together under the direction of Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff in some of his favourites.

Alumni Choir and Rehearsal Schedule

Join in rehearsal and performance with other alumni of both University of Alberta Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir curing Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff's time conducting the ensembles. Visit with friends and enjoy light refreshments during the Meet and Greet and perform together at The Winspear Centre in the Department of Music Main Stage concert.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Meet and Greet, Registration for Alumni Choir
2:00 - 4:30 pm - Rehearsal for Alumni Choir
Room 1-29, Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta

Sunday, March 29, 2020
12:45 - 1:30 pm - Warm-up and Rehearsal for Alumni Choir at the Winspear Centre
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Winds of Fate Performance

Retirement Dinner for Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff

Saturday, March 28, 2020

5:30 - 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception

6:30 - 10:00 pm - Dinner, Performance, Speeches

University Club (formerly the Faculty Club), 11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW, University of Alberta North Campus, Edmonton.

To purchase tickets for Retirement Dinner, please click here.

$125 (includes full dinner buffet with vegan and gluten free options, and a tax receipt for the eligible amount, supporting The University of Alberta Madrigal Singers; cash bar available).
Tables of 6, 8, 10 & 12