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Since its inception in 1994 (Incorporation followed in January of 1997), the Calgary Men’s Chorus has sought to broaden its audience and to establish its place in the Calgary Arts Community.  While welcoming men of all orientations and birth genders, a majority of our members are from Calgary`s LGBT community.  CMC supports many causes but continues to be an important and visible component of the LGBT community.

The accomplishments of the Chorus are numerous, more than can be listed here. CMC has had the opportunity to support the fund-raising efforts of many local organizations, most recently Camp fYrefly, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Child Find Alberta, AIDS Calgary, Calgary Health Trust (Sing for the Cure in 2010), the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, and the Carewest Music Therapy Program at their Calgary Sings event.

It has also been the good fortune of the Chorus to share the stage with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and their Chorus, EnChor Chamber Chorus, Savridi Singers, Cum Vino Cantus, Cantaré Children’s Choir, One Voice Chorus and many more. We have travelled to Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver, Denver, Miami and have performed twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City. We have participated in the national Unison and international GALA festivals of the LGBT community honouring their exceptional talent and contribution to society.

We believe in coming together in song and have welcomed start-up groups to our stage, supporting them on their road to success. We believe in the power of music, and in its ability to build bridges and remove walls. We believe in reaching out to others.

Our programs and performances are a tribute to the richness and beauty of male choral music. We hope you will be moved and inspired by our presentations.

 

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