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2015 - 2016

Cabaret and Cabernet

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 - 7:00pm - Temple B'Nai Tikvah

Hosted by the Calgary Men's Chorus, three Calgary-based choruses, who travelled to the 2016 GALA Festival, participated in a licensed cabaret. Featuring One Voice Chorus and the BarberEllas!

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 - 7:30pm - Temple B'Nai Tikvah

Does life seem “jolly rotten”? If so, there’s something you’ve forgotten – and that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing!

The Calgary Men’s Chorus was joined by the Lily String Quartet for “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, a musical journey through happy times. From Mozart to Michael Jackson, there’s a pop song, Broadway tune, lullaby, or spiritual in this show guaranteed to make you smile!

Ringing in the Season!

December 5th, 2015 - 7:30pm - Temple B'Nai Tikvah

Celebrating that special time of the year.

Community Voices - A World AIDS Day Celebration!

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 3:00pm - St. Stephen's Anglican Church

In recognition of World AIDS Day, a celebration including the outstanding talents of three community choirs: Calgary Men's Chorus, Enchor and One Voice Chorus.

Bella Concert Hall Opening - Luminous Night Choral Showcase

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 3:00 pm -  - Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University

A 250+ voice choral extravaganza featuring Mount Royal Conservatory's Kantorei and Artio choirs together with Calgary’s finest choirs and vocal ensembles

 

2014 - 2015

- Sunday October 26, 9:00am - Affirmation Celebration - Wild Rose United Church

- Wednesday December 3, 7:00pm - Christmas with the Centennial High School Chorus

A Choral Christmas

Sunday December 7, 7:00pm - St. Gerard's Parish

A wonderful evening of Christmas music with Cum Vino Cantus

A Traditional Christmas

Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00pm; Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:00pm and 7:00pm - Grace Presbyterian Church

Calgary’s beautiful 100-year-old Grace Presbyterian Church provided the backdrop for this beloved CPO annual Christmas tradition.  The spirit of the season was celebrated with a selection of sacred and secular holiday favourites performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Calgary Men’s Chorus and Cum Vino Cantus.

- Saturday January 24, 3:00pm - Bella Theatre, Mount Royal University; Sneak-a-peek at the unfinished Bella and dedicate it to music.

Exorior 

Tuesday May 5th, 2015, 7:00pm - Wright Theatre, Mount Royal University

From the ashes of the fire we will find a renewed spirit and the power to soar again.

“Exorior” featured a wonderful mix of music that explored the idea of “rising from the ashes”. Movement and dance featuring Gessuri Gaitan explored the idea of breaking free, and aerialists Patrick Chan, Tyler Ayers, and Meaghan Wegg visually pulled, twisted, and soared above the stage in this multi-disciplinary collaborative performance aimed at exploring the mythological story of the Phoenix.

In addition to our feature dance and aerial artists, we were joined by singers from Cum Vino Cantus and the Savridi Singers.

Journeys

Saturday June 13th, 2015, 7:00pm - Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

Sometimes in looking back we are able to glimpse the road ahead.

“Journeys” was a look back to our history as we shared the stage with some of the artists who have helped to shape our identity as choral arts ensemble, and an exciting look to the future as we embark on the next chapter in our chorus’ history. 

We were joined by special guests Graeme Climie and Canadian Pop artist, Luba!

 

2013 - 2014

Beautiful City

Friday June 13, 8:00pm; Saturday June 14, 3:00pm and 8:00pm - Nickel Theatre, Mount Royal University

"Out of the ruin and rubble"; this opening lyric from "Beautiful City" captures the overarching theme behind the music and dance that was part of this performance.

This collaborative performance adventure - featuring choreography by Paul Chambers and a cast of dancers - journeyed through images of destruction and ruin into the hope and perseverance that rise to the surface when we choose to confront challenges head on.

Invictus

Friday May 9, 2014 - 8:00pm, St. Mary's Cathedral

The Calgary Men's Chorus were guest of Mount Royal Kantorei for this concert.  This choral concert explores the relationship between poetry and music by featuring compositions whose texts inspired composers with their power, lyricism and beauty. Central to the performance is Joshua Rist’s setting of William Ernest Henley’s famous poem, Invictus, a poem said to have inspired Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment.

Ottawa Bound!

Saturday May 3, 2014 - 8:00pm, Christ Church Elbow Park

One Voice Chorus, the Calgary Men's Chorus, and the BarberEllas prepared to take the nation's capital by storm at the 2014 Unison queer choir festival! The Ottawa Bound! concert showcased the music that each ensemble sang at the Unison festival in Ottawa during the May long weekend.

Don't Be Afraid

Saturday April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm, Knox Presbyterian Church

Benefit Concert and Forum as a part of the Don't Be Afraid campaign.  Featuring the Calgary Men's Chorus, yhe choirs of Knox Presbyterian Church and St Matthew's United Church, Soprano Laura McLean, and Soprano Janice Marple. With Evan Mounce, piano and Jim Picken, organ. Supporting the Affirm Refugee Project in Calgary and supportscottjones.com

Seasons of Light

Saturday December 7th, 2013, Temple B'Nai Tikvah

With guest choruses Enchor Chamber Choir and Savridi Singers we marked this "season of light" by singing a few Jewish selections, some Christmas carols and other seasonal selections to celebrate our orbital joy.

United Voices

Saturday November 30, 2013, Scarboro United Church

A fundraiser for Calgary's HIV Community Link - showcasing the talents of three local choirs: Calgary Men's Chorus, Enchor Chamber Choir and One Voice Chorus.

Bravo! Broadway

Thursday November 21 and Saturday November 23, 2013, Jack Singer Concert Hall

The glamour, glitz and bright lights of Broadway are celebrated with popular musical standards including West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Cats, Chicago, Les Misérables and Mamma Mia!, performed by current Broadway stars!

 

2012 - 2013

Stomp & Swoosh

Saturday July 6th, 2013

An evening of beautiful noise! Stomp and Swoosh explored smooth choral sounds with visually and auditory stimulating body percussion!

In addition to our main show on July 6th, the Calgary Men's Chorus added two new benefit shows featuring selections from Stomp and Swoosh - with all proceeds from all 3 shows to benefit Alberta flood relief!

 

Calgary Sings! 2013

April 20, 2013

Nine great choirs...one unforgettable night!

The 2013 edition of Calgary Sings! featured a rich assortment of adult choirs from Calgary and area, each unique and special, all were eager to share their love of singing!  The event, presented by the Adult Recreational Choir Society of Calgary (ARCS) and hosted by the Heebee-jeebees, culminated in a breathtaking Mass Choir performance of more than 400 voices. 

Calgary Sings! is a celebration of choral music in our community.  Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Calgary Health Trust in support of Music Therapy for residents of Carewest Continuing Care Centres in Calgary.  ARCS has provided more than $50,000 of funding to this worthwhile cause since 2005 in large part through the success of Calgary Sings!

 

The Calgary Boys' Choir 40th Anniversary "Celebration of Male Song" & "Grand Celebration Gala"

April 26 & 28, 2013

Calgary Men's Chorus performed in The Calgary Boys’ Choir 40th Anniversary Festival. The "Celebration of Male Song" and "Grand Celebration Gala" engaged city-wide audiences with choral concerts and solo recitals, all hosted by and showcasing The Calgary Boys’ Choir. Local and visiting choirs/artists were featured as well, with a guest conductor, massed ensemble events and new works commissioned especially for the occasion.

 

Comfort & Joy

EnChor Chamber Choir, the Savridi Singers and Calgary Men's Chorus - Three of Calgary’s top choirs joined together for a celebration of songs of the season.

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue SW

Broadway Rocks! with the Calgary Philarmonic Orchestra

New York Pops’ Steven Reineke led the Orchestra and Broadway Stars in this high-energy revue of the hit shows of the stage. Fans heard music from Rent, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and much, much more.

Steven Reineke, Conductor
Christiane Noll, Vocalist
Capathia Jenkins, Vocalist
Hugh Panaro, Vocalist
Darius de Haas, Vocalist
Calgary Men's Chorus, Vocal Ensemble 

Friday, November 30, 2012 – 8pm
Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 8pm 
Jack Singer Concert Hall

Harmony for Hope

In Support of Child Find Alberta!  Celebrating Universal Children's Day. Together we can achieve our vision of 'Every Child Safe from Harm'.  This concert showcased the outstanding talent of five local choirs: Calgary Men's Chorus, Cum Vino Cantus, Cantaré Children's Choir, Mount Royal Youth Choir and Il Sono. The concert took place at the Boyce Theatre, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

One Love: A Sacred Music Celebration

Sunday, October 7, 2012

As part of the Calgary 2012 celebrations, CMC joined host Tom Jackson and six female soloists together with a choir of 100+, as we enjoyed an eclectic mix of music from around the world inspired by the rich and diverse systems of beliefs that enrich our world and our own cultural community of Calgary.  Learn more here, or from the Calgary 2012 website.

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

September 23, 2012

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is a national awareness and fundraising event that takes place every year in communities all across Canada. Funds raised support direct programs and services for Canadians living with HIV/AIDS in their communities. http://www.aidswalkforlife.ca/

 

2011 - 2012

ICARUS

June 9, 2012
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
This year's spring concert had Calgary Men's Chorus explore through song the themes of Icarus. Icarus is a cautionary tale of over ambition, but it is also a story about longing to escape and finding freedom elsewhere.

Artist - Jennifer Georgeadis

Longtime supporter and friend of the Calgary Men's Chorus Jennifer Georgeadis, has created many of the unique paintings that have adorned our concert posters and programs, adding to the unique look of the Calgary Men's Chorus concerts. Her most recent work Icarus, featured on our June 9th concert posters and programs, has added to our continued collaboration across artistic disciplines. To see more of Jennifer's work or to contact her, visit her website at: azuredragonfly.ca

One Voice - Debut!

June 3, 2012
Unitarian Church of Calgary
One Voice - Calgary's newest LGTB choir presented their first concert Debut! featuring the Calgary Men's Chorus.

Affirmation Celebration, Knox United Church

May 6, 2012
Knox United Church
The Calgary Men's Chorus performed at the 5 Year Anniversary of Knox United Church as an Affirming Congregation. The Calgary Men's Chorus were their guests at the original ceremony 5 years ago.

The Savridi Singers - A Trip Around the World

May 5, 2012
Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University
The Savridi Singers - Calgary's Premier Women's Choir presented A Trip Around the World! featuring theCalgary Men's Chorus and Instrumentalists. 

Mad World

December 3, 2011
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
This year's winter concert honoured World AIDS Day and all those who have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Mad World featured songs surrounding themes related to HIV and AIDS. $5,000 was raised for AIDS Calgary.

 

2010 - 2011

BLUE 

May 27 and May 28 (three sold out shows!)
SAIT Aquatic Centre
Our most adventurous concert to date featured aqua ballet choreographed and performed by Undercurrent Productions with special guest Bill May from Cirque du Soleil's "O" in Las Vegas.

ICE: Stories & Music of the Arctic

December 18, 2010
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
This year's December concert featured Mitaartut: Inuit Dreams & Voices (Inuit throat singers, drummers and story-tellers from Nunavut).

Harmony for Hope

November 20, 2010
We joined five other local choirs at the Jack Singer concert hall to perform in this benefit concert for Child Find Alberta. 

Margaret Cho's Cho Dependent Tour

October 1, 2010
Margaret Cho surprised her Calgary audience with the Calgary Men's Chorus at the very end of her show. It was lots of fun and Margaret was a sweetheart. Read More

Raise Your Voice

September 23, 2010
The Calgary Men's Chorus joined seven other local choirs at Knox United Church for this Homeless Awareness Week concert.

 

2009 - 2010

Canadian Choral Festival: Unison 2010

May 21 - May 24, 2010 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
We delivered a very eclectic set of 8 pieces at Unison 2010 and the audience loved us. We definitely held our own amidst many other talented GLBTT choirs from across Canada. Go to YouTube to watch amateur video clips of our 8 Winnipeg performaces. Search for "Calgary Men's Chorus Unison 1" through to "Calgary Men's Calgary Unison 8".

Sing for the Cure

March 7, 2010
The Calgary Men's Chorus partnered with the Savridi Singers to present this benefit concert at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. We raised just over $45,000.00 for the Calgary Breast Health Program.

Glory:  An Encore

December 21, 2009
Cum Vino Cantus hosted the Calgary Men's Chorus at Knox Presbyterian Church to sing highlights from the sold out December 20 performance of Glory. The concert was followed by a reception with family, friends and fans.

Glory

December 20, 2009
With guest choir Cum Vina Cantus, the Calgary Men's Chorus' annual Christmas concert was a celebration of African-American music.  This concert SOLD OUT two weeks in advance.

Knox United Church and CBC Radio Calgary 2009 Carol Festival

December 7, 2009
The Calgary Men's Chorus enjoys performing in this festival every year! Carol Festival is held in support of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

Annual Candlelight Memorial Service, Foster's Garden Chapel

December 2, 2009
The Calgary Men's Chorus was hired to perform as part of this very meaningful and touching memorial service.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

November 28, 2009
The Calgary Philharmonic Chorus invited the Calgary Men's Chorus to perform with them in the CPO's "Romanian Rhapsody" concert.

4th Annual Learning Affirming Conference

October 24 and 25, 2009
The Calgary Men's Chorus was honoured to be part of this conference. We performed twice:  October 24 at Symon's Valley United Church and October 25 at Wild Rose United Church.


2008 - 2009

Eclipse

June 20, 2009
Inspired by our heroes - both human and superhuman - we explored the subject of "dual identities" through an unexpected and very diverse mix of beautiful songs, comedy and other forms of musicality.

Calgary Sings!

March 28, 2009
The Calgary Men's Chorus was part of Calgary Sings!, a bi-annual celebration of choral music for adult choirs hosted and produced by the Adult Recreational Choir Society of Calgary (ARCS). Proceeds from this bi-annual event support the Music Therapy Program at Carewest. This year's event featured guest hosts, The Heebee-jeebees, and nine choirs: Up2Something, Calgary Men's Chorus, Sweet Adeline's Chinook Winds, Irish Cultural Society Choir, Petro-Canada Choir, Revv52, Savridi Singers, She's Up2Something, and Stampede City Chorus.

The Sword and the Cross

February 28, 2009
The Calgary Men's Chorus performed as a guest of the Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players, along with guests Airdrie Community Choir and EnChor Chamber Choir. This extraordinary event featured four choirs coming together along with an impressive ensemble of instrumentalists for the performance of two of Giovanni Gabrieli's poly-choral works, Omnes Gentes and Buccinate. These pieces, written for four choirs, organ and various instruments, are rarely performed and the Calgary Men's Chorus was very excited to be a part of this unique concert.

A Christmas Carol

December 20, 2008
The Calgary Men's Chorus collaborated with film director, actor and Professor Seth Michael Donsky (from New York City) to present an original choral concert inspired by Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" - a timeless story with an important message that still applies today.

CBC Radio's "Blitz Day"

December 17, 2008
The Calgary Men's Chorus joined numerous other choirs to sing at CBC Radio's "Blitz Day" in support of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

WestJet's Christmas Party

December 5, 2008
The Calgary Men's Chorus was proud to be the opening act for WestJet's Christmas Party which was attended by over 2500 WestJet employees.

Knox / CBC Carol Festival

November 29, 2008
The Calgary Men's Chorus joined over twenty other Calgary choirs in this three-day festival in support of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

University of Calgary Chorus' Fall Concert

November 27, 2008
We were extremely honoured when the University of Calgary Chorus invited us to sing with them at their annual fall concert.

Cum Vino Cantus Remembrance Day Fundraiser

November 9, 2008
The Cum Vino Cantus choir invited us to join them at the Auburn Saloon to raise money for the Veterans' Food Bank.

Affirmation Celebration, Scarboro United Church

October 26, 2008
When Calgary's Scarboro United Church became an affirming congregation, they invited the Calgary Men's Chorus to be part of their service of celebration.

 

 

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