Current Season

The Festival Chorus under the direction of Artistic Director Mel Kirby has been
revered for it’s professionalism, musicality, and inventive programming.

This year’s presentations:
Christmas In Paris
Hallelujah Get Happy
Community Sing-In with The Festival Chorus
The Passion According To St. John

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CHRISTMAS IN PARIS

with The Festival Orchestra,
Colleen Athparia, Organist

Saturday,
December 3, 2016

8:00 pm
Knox United Church,
506 – 4 Street SW,
Calgary, AB
Tickets:
General $25
Seniors 65+ & Students $20
Children (12 and under) $15
Celebrating with festive music from the French capital. Featuring the Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Midnight Mass for Christmas) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier based on popular French noëls. French and Latin seasonal favorites, virtuoso organ ‘fireworks’, selections by Berlioz, Poulenc, and Daquin. O Holy Night !
Hallelujah graphic

HALLELUJAH,
GET HAPPY!

with Colleen Athparia, pianist and guest instrumental trio

Sunday,
March 5, 2017

2:00 pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Recital Hall, Rozsa Centre,
University of Calgary,
206 University Court NW, Calgary, AB
Tickets:
General $25
Seniors 65+ & Students $20
We explore the reach of Afro-American spirituals and the Jazz tradition into the Hollywood musical. A theatrical afternoon showing our showbiz side!
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THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. JOHN

Johann Sebastian Bach
– with The Festival Orchestra, Timothy Shantz, Tenor/Evangelist
and vocal soloists from Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program

Saturday,
April 29, 2017

7:30 pm (earlier start time)
Knox United Church,
506 – 4 Street SW,
Calgary, AB
Tickets:
General $30
Seniors 65+ & Students $25
Children (12 and under) $15
An intimate and human account of Christ’s betrayal, suffering, and passing. Bach’s St. John Passion sets scripture and poetry in eloquent and deeply expressive Baroque music. This Festival Chorus signature work will be performed partially staged, heightening its drama. Sung in German with projected English translation.


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