Cantidad
[pronounced CAN-tee-dad; an Italian word meaning "singing"]


Cantidad is our ensemble which combines singers from Cantaré and Cantando.  The rehearsal time shared by the two ensembles is one of the most important and unique components of our program; the leadership of our senior Cantando singers together with the larger size provides the opportunity for all the singers to experience complex, advanced, four part treble repertoire.

Cantidad is invited to perform in many prestigious concerts and events such as those with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra [Beethoven’s 9th Symphony 3 times!;  Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings Symphony;  John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls [twice!];  Yom Ha Shoah Service of Remembrance; The Holocaust Remembrance Service;  Festival Chorus [Ecce Cor Meum; Missa Gaia;  St. Nicholas;  Joshua]  and The Calgary Civic Symphony [Angels’ Voices; Songs of the Season;  Beethoven’ s 9th Symphony].

Touring is an important enrichment to the training these exuberant singers receive - and together they have traveled the world!  International trips have taken Cantidad to historic venues in Germany, Italy and Ireland.  At home, the choir has travelled extensively throughout Canada and the United States.  In 2010 Cantidad traveled to Ottawa to perform for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip in a private ceremony at Rideau Hall.


AWARDS:

Alberta Provincial Choir Festival (National Stream):
Second Prize (2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005)

Alberta Provincial Choir Festival (Provincial Stream):
First Prize (2017)
Alberta Music Festival Trust Scholarship and
Diane Johnstone Placque

Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
Numerous gold seals (2017, 2013 - 1999)
Kiwanis Club of Calgary Scholarship (2013-1999)
Calgary Foundation Scholarship - Esther Honens Fund (2005)
Knights of the Round Table Award (2009)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Award (2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005)
Dalton Memorial Award (2010)

Choralfest (presented by The Alberta Choral Federation):
Superior Rating


TOURS:

Concert Tour of the Netherlands,  Belgium, France (2017)
Northern Lights Tour (2016)
Unisong Festival and Ottawa Tour (2015)
Canterbury Festival and England Tour [2014)
Washington, DC Tour and Serenade Festival (2012)
Newfoundland Tour and Festival 500 (2011)
Ottawa Tour (2010)
Concert Tour in Germany (2009)
Niagara International Music Festival with Stephen Hatfield (2008)
Coastal Sound International Choral Festival with Bob Chilcott and      Christian Grases, Vancouver (2007)
Concert Tour in Italy (2006)
Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference,      San Francisco (2004)
SEVEC Exchange with the Bach Children's Chorus, Toronto                 (2004)
Mississauga Children's Choir Festival with Simon Carrington               (2004)
Southern Ontario and Niagara International Music Festival with           Jonathan Willcocks, St. Catherines (2003)


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