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ALBERTA-WIDE CONCERT LISTINGS

FRI, 13 May 2016, 7:30 p.m.
THE NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR OF CANADA | SPRING TOUR
Augustana Campus Faith & Life Chapel, CAMROSE
Every two years, the finest choral singers between the ages of 18 and 25 are auditioned across the country to form Canada’s National Youth Choir. Since its formation, the choir has won critical acclaim from audiences coast to coast. Renowned Canadian choral conductors have been invited to conduct the choir. The NYC has performed at all Choral Canada Podiumnational choral conferences since 1984 and also at the 1993 World Symposium on Choral Music in Vancouver. NYC concerts have been broadcast nationally on the CBC Stereo Network. The National Youth Choir conductor for 2016 is Edmonton’s Michael Zaugg. Between May 7th and May 14th the NYC will be resident choir on our very own UofA Augustana Campus! After one week of intense rehearsal at Augustana, the NYC will perform their first concert in Camrose before the choir embarks on a provincial tour and performances at Choral Canada’s Podium national conference in Edmonton. You will have the opportunity to hear the finest choral singing that Canada has to offer in Augustana’s glorious chapel.
TICKETS $25 (adults); $20 (students/seniors/children). For purchase in advance, drop by the Augustana Fine Arts/Music Office or ph.780-679-1532.

SAT, 14 MAY 2016, 7:30 p.m.
CALGARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA & CUM VINO CANTUS | SEPULCHER OF LIFE
BELLA CONCERT HALL, MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, CALGARY
The Calgary Youth Orchestra(CYO), Cum Vino Cantus, and Mount Royal Choirs will perform Toronto composer Christos Hatzis’s Sepulcher of Life with special guest vocalists Michele Minke and Chenelle Roberts. This dramatic piece blends the musical traditions of the Middle East and Greek Orthodox sacred music with western classical music. The CYO will also feature winners of the 2016 Frank Simpson Concerto Competition.18-year-old Solina Lee (Elgar’s Cello Concerto, 4th movement) and16-year-old Yan L (Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1st movement).
TICKETS $25 (general admission) Tickets are available by calling(403) 440-7770, online at tickets.mru.ca, or at the door

SAT, 14 MAY 2016, 7:30 p.m.
I CORISTI CHAMBER CHOIR| EDMONTON: CITY OF CHORISTERS
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 - 84 Avenue, EDMONTON
​One of the many benefits to living in Edmonton is enjoying an unparalleled wealth of choral music. i Coristi Chamber Choir celebrates our city with a program full of music from or about Edmonton, with music written by the many composers with strong ties to our wonderfully musical city. 
TICKETSSeason Subscriptions are available through TixOnTheSquare.ca  780.420.1757

SUN, 15 MAY 2016, 7:00 p.m.
SAVRIDI SINGERS | OLD WORLD NEW WORLD
Wright Theatre at Mount Royal University, CALGARY
Join the Savridi Singers women's Chorus as we celebrate our 30th anniversary with "Old World, New World". We'll have musical guests and will be featuring the premiere of two Canadian commissioned works. You'll be entertained with jazz numbers, madrigals, opera choruses and Canadian folk songs.
TICKETS $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth; they are available at tickets.mru.ca

SUN, 15 MAY 2016, 3:00 p.m.
VOCAL ALCHEMY | THE HEART'S SONG
McDougall United Church, 10086 MacDonald Drive, EDMONTON
Vocal Alchemy celebrates the importance of music through works exploring the themes of music and singing. Welcoming guests Ante Meridiem and participants from Vocal Alchemy's annual Men's Workshop, Vocal Alchemy presents a program featuring music from Renaissance and Baroque composers, folk music, spirituals, and contemporary settings for choir a cappella and with piano accompaniment. Vocal Alchemy's 2015-16 Choral Assistant Graham Fast will conduct a portion of the program. The program will be about an hour and 45 minutes in length. Reception to follow, hosted by the choir.
TICKETS $17 ($15 students/seniors) in advance, or $20 ($18) at the door -- now accepting payments by credit card!

SUN, 15 MAY 2016, 2:30 p.m.
LES CHANTAMIS | MAGNIFICO SPRING CONCERT
Concordia Unviersity of Edmonton, 7128 Ada Boulevard, EDMONTON (wheelchair accessible)
Les Chantamis, a Francophone choir from the greater Edmonton area will be presenting its annual Spring Concert for the whole family to enjoy. There will be a wide-ranging repertoire with music from the Renaissance to modern days including folklore, Gospel and arrangements of ‘Queen’. Come listen to soloists Guy Hébert, Corinne Richard, Claude Heppelle, Sympa César and Natasha Paquette under the direction of Marie-Josée Ouimet.
TICKETS available at the door: $15:  Adults; $10:  18 and under and Seniors; FREE: 5 years and under

SUN, 15 MAY 2016, 3:00 p.m.
EDMONTON METROPOLITAN CHORUS | OUR HOME & NATIVE LAND
First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 Street NW, EDMONTON
The final concert of the season, “Our Home and Native Land”, is a tribute to our noble First Nations Peoples… EdMetro Chorus performing with Inuit throat singers and drummers, Aboriginal musicians, dancers and artists. A visual and musical treat! A celebration of nature and life. (one hour; no intermission).

TUES, 17 MAY 2016, 7:30 p.m.
THE NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR OF CANADA
Knox United Church, 506 - 4 Street SW, CALGARY
Come see forty of Canada’s finest young choral singers in the prestigious 2016 National Youth Choir (NYC) concert! Every two years, singers between the ages of 18 and 25 areauditioned across the country to form this exceptional choir. This year, NYC will present a week-long tour of seven concerts in Alberta. The programme includes works by Poulenc, Mendelssohn, newlycommissioned Canadian works, and more.
TICKETS $25(adults) / $20 (students/seniors)/ FREE (youth 25 and under) | Tickets are available by calling (403) 922-7021,online throughwww.brownpapertickets.com,or at the door

MON, 23 MAY 2016, 8:00 p.m.
CONSPIRARE: A COMPANY OF VOICES
Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, CALGARY
Luminous Voice, Cantaré Children’s Choir, and CADME present: Conspirare: A Company of Voices. Don’t miss the Grammy Award-winning Conspirare: A Company of Voices in concert for one night only! Conspirare is a virtuoso choir – a dream team of singers from around the U.S.A. Their concerts are mosaics of music and poetry, beautifully crafted into inventive programs designed to surprise and delight. So whatever your musical inclinations, you’ll be moved and transformed by the Conspirare experience!
TICKETS $35(adults) / $30 (seniors) / $25 (students) / $20 (MRU Community) |Tickets are available by calling (403) 440-7770, by visiting tickets.mru.ca, or at the door

SAT, 28 MAY 2016, 7:00 p.m.
CALGARY MULTICULTURAL CHOIR | PEACE
River Park Church, 3818 - 14A Street SW, CALGARY
Join the Calgary Multicultural Choiras they perform Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) by seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter. Missa Gaia features dynamic rhythms from African, Brazilian, and American gospel traditions with the voices of wolf, whale, and harp seals. The concert also features other works related to the peace. Special guests include singer/songwriter Phyllis Wheaton, saxophonist Gerry Herbert, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Choir, a 10-piece orchestra, and dancers.
TICKETS
$20 (adults) / $15 (seniors)/ $10 (students) / FREE (children 12 and under) | Tickets are available by calling (403) 288-3294 or at the door

SUN, 29 MAY 2016, 2:30 p.m.
PRO CORO CANADA | SHADOW OF DREAMS
All Saints' Cathedral, 10035 - 103 Street, EDMONTON
Featuring compositions by Eric Whitacre and Tarik O’Regan.This season-ending concert taps on ProCoro Canada’s appearance at Podium 2016 and will feature a varied collection of a cappella music. Thematically, the concert focuses on dreams, both those we have enjoyed and those that are yet to be.
TICKETS $30 Adult | $25 Student & Senior |Tickets subject to applicable service charges. Advanced tickets are available through the Winspear Centre Box Office.

SUN, 29 MAY 2016, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
EKOSINGERS | THE SOUL OF THE CITY
Westbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barn, 10330 - 84 Ave, EDMONTON
Join us “uptown” (in Old Strathcona) for a Sunday of soulful tunes:  Bobby McFerrin’s “Freedom is a Voice” and “The Garden,” “Spiritual” by Sweet Honey in the Rock, well loved jazz standards including “You Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “All The Things You Are,”  together with a few crazy show tunes like “The Madhatter” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”  As usual, we’ll have Charlie Austin on keys, heading up a hot jazz combo of Edmonton’s finest.  Directed by Paula Roberts, this urban musical “happening” is one not to be missed.  See you there!
TICKETS $20 – General Admission; TIX on the Square (www.tixonthesquare), or at the door

SUN, 29 MAY 2016, 3:00 p.m.
EDMONTON YOUTH CHOIR | RENAISSANCE TO BOLLYWOOD
St. Timothy's Anglican Church, 8420 - 145 Street, EDMONTON
On Sunday, May 29, 3:00 pm, join Edmonton Youth Choir, Edmonton’s award winning chamber choir for youth ages 14-24, as they present their last concert of the regular season. The choir, led by Dr. John Wiebe, will be performing in the intimate setting and brilliant acoustics of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 8420-145 St. Edmonton. The concert features music from the renaissance to Bollywood, and many points in between,all presenteda cappellain the Youth Choir’s truly engaging style.
TICKETS Admission: $10, Ages 16 & under - Free.For more information, contact John Wiebe:(780) 994-6539. www.EdmontonYouthChoir.ca

SAT, 4 JUNE 2016, 7:30 PM
CANTARÉ CHILDREN’S CHOIR | MOMENTS
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121-14 Avenue SW, CALGARY

Exploring a world of rich sonorities and contemporary harmonies, experience sublime and glorious music presented with the exuberance and artistry of our award winning ensembles.  
TICKETS $20 available through Brown Paper Tickets, or www.cantarechildrenschoir.org 403.685.1132

SAT, 4 JUNE 2016, 7:30 p.m.
KOKOPELLI, ÒRAN, DOZENS OF KOKOPELLI ALUMNI | BOUNDLESS: 20 YEARS OF KOKOPELLI
McDougall United Church, 10025 101 Street, EDMONTON
Celebrating two decades of one of Canada’s top youth choirs, join us for Boundless! Featuring Kokopelli, Òran, and dozens of Kokopelli alumni from the past twenty years.
TICKETS $20 ($15 Students) Available from choir members, from Tix on the Square, or at the door.

FRI & SAT, 10 & 11 JUNE 2016, 8:00 p.m.
RICHARD EATON SINGERS | SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND: MAHLER EIGHT
Jack Singer Concert Hall, CALGARY
Roberto Minczuk, Conductor
TICKETS CALGARY PHILHARMONIC BOX OFFICE

SAT, 11 JUNE 2016, 3:00 p.m.
KOKOPELLI, SHUMAYELA, BRAILLE TONE CHOIR | ENCORE
Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, 10821 96 Street Northwest, EDMONTON
Kokopelli, Shumayela, and our special guests the Braille Tone Choir gather for this traditional concert in our original choir home, as we wrap up our exciting season of celebration.
TICKETS $20 ($15 Students) Available from choir members, from Tix on the Square, or at the door.

SAT, 11 JUNE 2016, 7:30 p.m. | SUN, 12 JUNE 2016, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
ADULT RECREATIONAL CHOIR SOCIETY (ARCS) | LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons, 205 - 8 AVE SE, CALGARY
Join the choirs of the Adult Recreational Choir Society (Up2Something and She’s Up2Something with over 150 singers) for their performance of “Love Is In the Air”. It’s a musical spectacle that celebrates music, the magic of voices in harmony, and the power of love in our lives. With only 3 shows you won’t want to miss it.
TICKETS Adult: $34.39, Students and Seniors $27.60 ; www.artscommons.ca

SUN, 12 JUNE 2016, 4:00 p.m.
EDMONTON VOCAL MINORITY | WAY OFF BROADWAY: THE SEQUEL
Royal Museum of Alberta Theatre, 12845 102 Avenue, EDMONTON
Edmonton Vocal Minority's Pride concert features the continuing story of the von Trapp family from the "Sound of Music". Actually, it is not the real story, it is EVM's slightly queer version of the story. Where are they now? Did Maria and Morticia Addams really elope? What did Kurt say to TMZ when they caught him on film wearing a dirndl to the local Walmart? Did Liesel's career as a cabaret singer really end with her singing Folk tunes at a Lesbian biker bar? What does RuPaul have to do with any of this? All in good fun, with plenty of opportunity for the audience to join in the merriment. EVM's special guest will be Edmonton mezzo-soprano, Mireille Rijavec. Putting it all together and telling the story as only he could, will be the multi-talented Darrin Hagen.
TICKETS $15 | $12

SAT, 18 JUNE 2016, 7:30 p.m.
CHRONOS VOCAL ENSEMBLE | EXULTATE DEO: SACRED MUSIC FROM FIVE CENTURIES
St. Joseph
's Basilica, EDMONTON
Beautiful a cappella music by Purcell, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Poulenc, Villette and Canadian composers King, Togni, Worthington and Enns. Winners of the 2015 Healy Willan Prize in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, Chronos Vocal Ensemble finish their tour of the Canadian prairies with a programme of music taken from their debut recording.
TICKETS www.tixonthesquare.ca or call 780-420-1757. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night.

SAT, 2 JULY 2016, 7:30 p.m.
THE SCHOLA CANTORUM OF ST. JOSEPH'S BASILICA | GIOACHINO ROSSINI PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE
St. Joseph's Basilica, EDMONTON
Described by the composer himself as “the last mortal sin of my old age”, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle is famously neither petite nor very solemn, but rather a tour de force of operatic vocal writing. The Basilica’s own professional ensemble are joined by a stellar quartet of guest soloists and accompanied by the unusual and wonderful combination of piano and accordion. Sarah Schaub, soprano; Mairi Irene McCormack, mezzo soprano; Oliver Munar, tenor, Jihwan Cho, baritone; Leanne Regehr, piano; N. Antonio Peruch, accordion; Roderick Bryce, director
TICKETS www.tixonthesquare.ca or call 780-420-1757. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night.