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EDMONTON & AREA CONCERT LISTINGS

Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
BELLE CANTO WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE | BEYOND THE REACH OF PROOF
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209-123 Street, EDMONTON
Mid-Winter showcases a stunning array of choral repertoire written for the female voice.  Singers from Belle Canto will speak to the pieces, sharing their own reflections of the music, and challenging the listener to probe their own faith understandings.  The programme will feature classical and contemporary works by Schubert, Orbán, and Busto, Canadian works by Sirret, McDonald, and Donkin, as well as audience favourites by Barnwell and Ruth Moody.  Following the concert Belle Canto is pleased to offer a light reception for their guests.
TICKETS
$12/$10 students and children online | at the door: $15/$12

Friday, January 27, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.
NEW NORTH COLLECTIVE & THE AUGUSTANA CHOIR | IMAGES OF THE NORTH
Lougheed Centre - Cargill Theatre, 4501 50 St, CAMROSE

Join the New North Collective for an wonderfully innovative concert, Images of the North. Musicians are from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.Sylvia Cloutier, Pat Braden, Carmen Braden, Diyet, Graeme Peters, Robert Van Lieshout and Jan de Vroede bring their considerable musical talents and experience to bear in this exciting collective. Also featured will be our own The Augustana Choir, in a piece newly commissioned for us and written by Carmen Braden.
TICKETS $39 (adults) or $36 (students/seniors), plus GST, and available at the Box Office or through camroselive.ca.

Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
EDMONTON COLUMBIAN CHOIRS and SACRED HEART CHURCH OF THE FIRST PEOPLES | MUSIC OF THE HEART FUNDRAISING DINNER AND LIVE AUCTION
Santa Maria Goretti Community Centre, EDMONTON
The Edmonton Columbian Choirs and Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples present Music of the Heart Fundraising Dinner and Live Auction. This will be an unforgettable evening featuring performances by the Chanteuses, the Inner City Choir, and the Vocal Motion Sextet, as well as a hand carved beef buffet and fusili primavera dinner. There will be a live auction, as well as raffles, a 50/50 draw, and your chance to buy exclusive "sur-PRIZE" boxes. This evening will be a fun-filled way to support two great causes, and celebrate the Edmonton Columbian Choirs' 50th Anniversary Season! We encourage all past and present choir members to join us for this celebration, and be recognized for their contribution to 50 years of choral music!
TICKETS Eventbrite

Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
EDMONTON METROPOLITAN CHAMBER CHOIR | MISSAE BREVES
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, EDMONTON

There is a NEW choir in town… Edmonton Metropolitan Chamber Choir! The Chamber Choir was formed to meet the interest expressed by experienced choral singers in performing in a small, high-quality chamber choir, without the bother of going through auditions. They just wanted to SING! Conducted by University of Alberta choral-conducting graduates Sara Brooks and RJ Chambers, the Chamber Choir will be performing Missae Breves by William Byrd, Antonio Lotti, Anton Bruckner, and John Leavitt. The concert (one-hour in length) takes place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 – 84 AVE, Edmonton (wheel-chair accessible). Advance Tickets are available through TixOnTheSquare.ca 780.420.1757
TICKETS Advance: Adults $15; St/Sr $10; TixOnTheSquare.ca 780.420.1757; Door: Adults $20; St/Sr $15

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
KOKOPELLI CHOIRS | IN MOTION
West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015 149 Street, EDMONTON
This emotional program explores movement in many ways – physical, emotional, and even generational. Kokopelli and Òran will be joined by Kikimasu and Shumayela. (Please note: Kikimasu appears only at the 2 p.m. concert, and Shumayela appears only at the 7 p.m. concert.)
TICKETS $20 ($15 Students) Available from choir members, from Tix on the Square, or at the door.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
I CORISTI CHAMBER CHOIR | DUST TO DUST
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, EDMONTON
Themes of Ash Wednesday echo through this concert of Lenten reflection: music of creation and of death, featuring John Rutter’s beloved Requiem.
TICKETS Advance: Adult $18; Student/Senior $13; Door: Adult $20; Student/Senior $15; http://boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=3035

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. (no intermission)
EDMONTON METROPOLITAN CHORUS | Sing Strength: The Hands of Women
First Presbyterian Church, 10025 – 105 Street, EDMONTON

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, ingenious music composed by – at the hands of – WOMEN.
TICKETS Adults $40; Students/Seniors $25; Children 12 & under $10. Tickets available at www.tixonthesquare.ca

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
MANNSKOR: AUGUSTANA MEN'S CHORUS & SANGKOR WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE | A DAY AT THE MOVIES: MANNSKOR & SANGKOR IN CONCERT!
Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus, CAMROSE

Under the direction of Dr. John Wiebe, the Augustana Men's Chorus and Women's Ensemble join forces for an afternoon of music inspired by the movies. From the depths of the Misty Mountains (The Hobbit) to the cold fjords of Norway (Frozen) join us as we sing our favourite songs from our favourite movies.
TICKETS $20 (adults); $15 students/seniors/ children). Available at the door or from choir members.

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.
GREENWOOD SINGERS | OH CANADA! A SESQUICENTENNIAL SPRING CELEBRATION
All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 Street, EDMONTON
The program will feature the music of Canadian composers, Healey Willan (“An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts”), Ronald Hannah (“Song of Weeds”) and Stephen Chatman (An Elizabethan Spring) and arrangements of Canadian folk songs by Canadian composers, Keith Bissell, Harry Somers, and Donald Patriquin. The concert will include three madrigals for the coming of spring by the Elizabethan composer, Thomas Weelkes, and will close with selections from the iconic Canadian musical, Anne of Green Gables.
TICKETS $20 for Adults and $18 for Students/Seniors and are available at TIX on the Square (9930 102 Avenue) 780.420.1757 or www.tixonthesquare.ca, from choir members, and at the door.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
THE AUGUSTANA CHOIR | SPRING CONCERT
Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus, CAMROSE

Join the choir as they perform a concert in celebration of life, with works by Laura Hawley, John Estacio, Robin King, Carmen Braden, Vytautas Miškinis and more.
TICKETS Tickets: $20 (adults); $15 (students/seniors/children). Available at the door or from choir members.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
KOKOPELLI CHOIRS PRESENTS RAJATON
Francis Winspear Centre for Music, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, EDMONTON
“[Rajaton’s] wonderful singing is comparable to the best of the famous close-harmonygroups including The Hi-Lo’s, The King’s Singers, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6.” New York Arts Review. Kokopelli is thrilled to bring Rajaton back to Edmonton. This acclaimed six-voice Finnish vocal ensemble brings a mixture of pop, contemporary, and traditional songs transformed by unconventional timbres and techniques.
TICKETS Katy at 780-977-7295 • tix@ikokopelli.com | kokopellichoirs.com

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
KOKOPELLI CHOIRS | A CANADIAN ROADTRIP
Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, 10821 96 Street, EDMONTON
Every spring, our three younger choirs get a spotlight concert all to themselves! Shumayela, Kikimasu, and Tamariki take you on a journey to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
TICKETS $20 ($15 Students) Available from choir members, from Tix on the Square, or at the door.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
KOKOPELLI CHOIRS |VOICES FROM THE EDGE
McDougall United Church, 10025 101 Street, EDMONTON
Vacilando and Òran, Kokopelli’s adult ensembles, breathe glorious life into music that too often goes unheard in our society. This program features works composed by women and people of colour.
TICKETS $20 ($15 Students) Available from choir members, from Tix on the Square, or at the door.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. (no intermission)
EDMONTON METROPOLITAN CHORUS | Sing Justice: The Message of Movies
First Presbyterian Church, 10025 – 105 Street, EDMONTON
Featuring Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” (with two pianos & six percussionists), stirring music from “Schindler’s List”, “The Mission”, “Henry V”,and more.
The concert is on Mother’s Day. Take you mom to an afternoon concert at “the movies”, and follow it with dinner. She’ll love you forever.
TICKETS Adults $40; Students/Seniors $25; Children 12 & under $10. Tickets available at www.tixonthesquare.ca

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
I CORISTI CHAMBER CHOIR | HEAVEN AND EARTH
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, EDMONTON
i Coristi Chamber Choir and Da Camera Singers team up to present a two-concert experience. On May 27 i Coristi will sing songs of Paradise, and on May 28 Da Camera will sing songs of nature and the earth, plus a joint performance at both concerts.
TICKETS Advance: Adult $18; Student/Senior $13; Door: Adult $20; Student/Senior $15; http://boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=3037

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
KOKOPELLI CHOIRS | JOURNEY
Church Street, Various Locations, 96 St, EDMONTON
It’s a choir crawl! Back by popular demand, this concert takes you on a freeform journey between little-known Edmonton church venues along our city’s historic Church Street (96 St), ending with a raucous massed-choir African singalong  in the park.
TICKETS $20 ($15 Students) Available from choir members, from Tix on the Square, or at the door.

Tuesday - Sunday, August 8 - 13, 2017
23 International Kodály Symposium and Music Festival: Singing the Circle: Kodály-Inspired Music Education From Birth to Adult.
Augustana Campus and Lougheed Centre, CAMROSE

This international symposium and concurrent music festival, hosted on the Augustana Campus features world class presentations, posters, workshops, and concerts. Sessions are delivered by internationally renowned presenters to address performance, research, and pedagogy as connected to classroom, to choral, and to studio, at every age and stage of life. Tickets for the symposium music festival are included with symposium registration and will also be available for purchase by the general public. For more information and registration please visit www.kodalysymposium2017.com.