Current Season

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

2017 / 2018 presentations:
Christmas In Seville
Songs of Innocence
Community Sing-In with The Festival Chorus
The Creation: Joseph Haydn

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Christmas In Seville

with The Festival Orchestra,
Colleen Athparia, Organist

Saturday, November 25, 2017

8:00 pm
Knox United Church,
506 – 4 Street SW,
Calgary, AB
Tickets:
General $27
Seniors (65+) $25
Students/Children $15
We journey to Seville for joyous Christmas music one might hear in this most colorful of Spanish cities – lively villancicos (carols), sacred motets from the Renaissance by Guerrero and Victoria, and popular favorites like Feliz Navidad. Featuring the Calgary premiere of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Retablo de Navidad.
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Songs of Innocence

with guest instrumentalists and Colleen Athparia, Pianist

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8:00 pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Recital Hall, Rozsa Centre,
University of Calgary,
206 University Court NW, Calgary, AB
Tickets:General $25Seniors (65+) $23Students/Children $15
We see the world through the eyes of children in selections by classical composers – Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, and Copland. We cross over to pop and jazz-inflected works by John Rutter, and classics such as Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic and favorites featured in Disney movies – Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast.
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The Creation

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018

7:30 pm
(earlier start time)
Knox United Church,
506 – 4 Street SW,
Calgary, AB
Tickets:
General $30
Seniors (65+) $25
Students/Children $15
Our annual Spring full-evening oratorio extravaganza! A favorite with our audiences. In choruses, arias, and ensembles, Haydn tells the story of the first six days of creation in joyful, reverential music, combining gentle humor and child-like naiveté with profound nobility of expression. The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God.


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