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

2018 / 2019 presentations:
Magnificat: A Christmas Celebration
Let The People Sing!
The Vancouver Chamber Choir
Community Sing-In with The Festival Chorus
A German Requiem – Ein deutsches Requiem: Johannes Brahms

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Magnificat: A Christmas Celebration

with The Festival Orchestra,
Colleen Athparia, Organist

Saturday, December 8, 2018

8:00 pm
Knox United Church
506 – 4 Street SW,
Calgary, AB
Tickets:
General $27
Seniors (65+) $25
Students/Children $15
Featuring the works of J.S. Bach including his brilliant Magnificat in D, with its resounding trumpets, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and Sleepers Awake. Additional selections by Praetorius, Mendelssohn, and audience favorites such as O Tannenbaum and Silent Night.
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The Vancouver Chamber Choir

with:
The Vancouver Chamber Choir
– Jon Washburn, Conductor & Artistic Director
and
The Festival Chorus
– Mel Kirby, Artistic Director
– Colleen Athparia, Pianist

Sunday, February 24, 2019

2:30 pm
Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University
75 Mount Royal Circle SW, Calgary AB
Tickets:
General $30
Seniors (65+) $25
Students/Children $15
The Festival Chorus celebrates its 60th Anniversary in a weekend workshop and joint concert with one of Canada’s national choral treasures, an outstanding, world-renowned ensemble famous for its performing excellence.
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A German Requiem – Ein deutsches Requiem: Johannes Brahms

– with The Festival Orchestra
and vocal soloists from Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:00 pm
Knox United Church
506 – 4 Street SW,
Calgary, AB
Tickets:
General $30
Seniors (65+) $27
Students/Children $15
Brahms’ greatest composition offers consolation and hope in response to tragedy.
Its Romantic-period lyricism and orchestral colour perfectly express the emotional depths and aspirational heights of human experience.
[sung in German]


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