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EDMONTON & AREA CONCERT LISTINGS

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
EDMONTON COLUMBIAN CHOIRS | A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS
McDougall United Church, 10025 MacDonald Drive, EDMONTON
The Edmonton Columbian Choirs presents their 50th annual Celebration of Christmas Concert. Join Edmonton's family of choirs in welcoming the Christmas season with an evening of beautiful holiday choral music. Featuring performances by singers of all ages from our four choirs; the Young Columbian Singers, Vocal Motion, The Chanteuses, and The Edmonton Inner City Choir, this is sure to be an evening to get you in the Christmas spirit. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season, as well as our 50th season as a member of the Edmonton choral community.
TICKETS available online athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-christmas-tickets-28821020448 or available for $15 at the door

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
KOKOPELLI CHOIRS | WINTER STARS
McDougall United Church, 10025 101 Street, EDMONTON
Music delivers warmth and light at a time of year when we need it most. All six Kokopelli choirs take the stage together to celebrate music of the season. (Please note: Tamariki appears only at the 2 p.m. concert.)
TICKETS $20 ($15 Students) Available from choir members, from Tix on the Square, or at the door.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 |3:00 p.m.
CONCORDIA COMMUNITY CHOIR & BELLE VOCE CONCORDIA | BREATH OF HEAVEN
Robert Tegler Student Centre, Concordia University of Edmonton
Concordia’s community ensembles trace the shape of the Advent/Christmas season, from darkness to light, from the ache of longing to the joy of fulfillment in the birth of the Christ Child. Choral, handbell, and congregational voices weave through a program that features traditional French and German carols alongside contemporary Canadian pieces, including a new work, centered around four beloved carols, that has been written for handbells by Jubiloso ringer and prize-winning composer Betty Radford.
TICKETS $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and are available from Tix on the Square (780.420.1757), Concordia’s Student Accounts Office, or at the door. Special Family Admission: $40 (available at the door only).

Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
LES CHANTAMIS, MÉLODIE D’AMOUR, L’ENSEMBLE VOCAL CLÉ | IN TERRA PAX
St. Thomas Aquinas church, 8410 - 89 St. EDMONTON
Join Les Chantamis, Mélodie d’Amour and l’Ensemble Vocal Clé for their Christmas concert IN TERRA PAX. The performance at 14h00 will also feature the youth choir from École Sainte Jeanne d’Arc. They will be accepting donations in kind for the YESS at the door.
TICKETS Available from choir members or at the door. 15$ adults/10$ students and seniors/children under 5 free.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.
CHOIR OF ROBERTSON-WESLEY | A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street, EDMONTON
The service of Lessons and Carols takes place at Robertson-Wesley United Church on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. This is an afternoon of traditional congregational carols, scripture readings and music sung by the Choir of Robertson-Wesley, directed by Tammy-Jo Mortensen and accompanied by Belinda Chiang. The music includes several traditional favourites and some newly composed music as well. The gentle beauty of the dissipating winter light combined with the music, candles and the Christmas story creates a magical afternoon. Please come and invite your friends and neighbours! This has become a favourite tradition for many. No charge, freewill offering.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 8:00 p.m.
TENORE (with special guests) SANGKOR WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE | CHRISTMAS WITH YOU
Lougheed Centre - Cargill Theatre, 4501 50 St, CAMROSE

Since the release of its 2011 debut album, Tenore shot to international acclaim winning the GMA’s Covenant Awards for Traditional Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Fan Choice of the Year. Tenore (a Camrose holiday favourite) will be joined by Sangkor: Augustana’s Women’s Chorus in a concert that is sure to get you into the spirit of the holiday season!
TICKETS $31 (adults); $28.50 (students/seniors/children). Available through the Lougheed Centre box office ph. 780.608.2922 | boxoffice@camroselive.ca.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
EDMONTON YOUTH AND CHIDLREN'S CHOIRS | WINTER WONDERLAND
McDougall United Church, 10025 101 Street, EDMONTON
This year the choirs are thrilled to welcome Charlie Austin and Friends as we present a jazz-themed concert featuring Bob Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass, along with many other jazzy takes on holiday standards, all gloriously sung by the140 voices of our Primary, Junior, Boys', Girls', and Youth Choirs. Come join us for this entertaining holiday tradition.
TICKETS Adults $20, Seniors, Students $15, Age 9 & under free.

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 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.