Cantiga
[pronounced can-TEE-gah; a Spanish word meaning "song"]


REHEARSALS:

MONDAYS  6:45 to 8:30 PM at Lutheran Church of the Cross,
10620 Elbow Drive SW  Google Maps


ABOUT:

This ensemble is for boys and girls who are 8 to 11 years of age, have mastered the basic skills of musicianship / choral singing and who wish to continue their musical growth through the study of both unison and two part song repertoire. The children appreciate the child-centered approach offered. They further their development and enhance their growth as artists through performance opportunities.




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In addition to performing in our four concerts, Cantiga is invited to perform throughout the community. In 2017 Cantiga performed "The Girl Who Loved Horses" with Lands End Ensemble as part of the Calgary Pro Music Family Series.  In 2016 Cantiga was featured performers at Music Conference Alberta.  In 2011, Cantiga performed Carmina Burana with the Calgary Civic Symphony.  In 2006, they joined Cantaré and Cantando as featured artists in a performance with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as part of their Discovery Series.  Cantiga is also invited to sing at prestigious events such as Harmony for Hope in support of Child Find, Hull Child and Family Services, Calgary Opera’s Dinner on the Set, Calgary Bach Festival Society, and with the Corpus Christi Male Chorus. Our popular School Concert Tours provide our singers with the opportunity to share their love of singing with Calgary area school children.

Members of our Cantiga ensemble have also performed in Calgary Opera’s productions of The Inventor, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Carmen, Dead Man Walking, Turandot, Sweeney Todd, La Boheme and Filumena. 

Cantiga’s annual tours provide the opportunity for our choristers to share their joy of singing in schools, senior’s residences, churches and performance venues throughout Alberta.  It also allows our choristers to explore and learn about historic and cultural sites throughout our province.





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AWARDS:
National Music Festival of Canada 12 & Under
Second prize (2016, 2003, 2002)
Finalist (2008, 2007, 2004, 2001, 2000)

Alberta Provincial Choir Festival (National Stream) 12 & Under:
First Prize (2017, 2016, 2008 - 2000)
Heather Bedford-Clooney Plaque and Alberta Music Festival
     Trust Fund Scholarship [2017, 2016]
Olga Nickle Memorial Scholarship and Olive Emond Memorial     Plaque (2008)
Donna and Larry Johnson Scholarship and Calgary Kiwanis                Plaque (2007)
Olga Nickle Scholarship & Calgary Kiwanis Plaque (2005)
Olga Nickle Scholarship & Diane Johnston Plaque (2004 - 2000)

Alberta Provincial Choir Festival Provincial Stream 12&Under
First Prize (2016, 2011, 2010)
Donna and Larry Johnson Scholarship and Calgary Kiwanis                Music Festival Plaque (2016, 2011, 2010)

Alberta Provincial Choir Festival: Provincial Stream 14 &Under
Second Prize [2016]

Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
Numerous gold seals (2017, 2016, 2013 - 2000)
Kiwanis Club of Calgary Scholarship (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
Calgary Performing Arts Festival Award - General (2016)
Calgary Performing Arts Festival Award - Recital (2017)
Calgary Foundation Scholarship (2007 - 2001)
Knights of the Round Table Award (2017, 2016, 2011, 2008)
Dalton Memorial Medal (2007, 2001)
T. Eaton Medal (2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2002)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Medal (2007, 2005, 2002, 2000)

Choralfest (presented by The Alberta Choral Federation):
Superior Rating (2011 - 1998)

TOURS:
Southwestern Alberta and the Crowsnest Pass (2017)
Southeastern Alberta and Medicine Hat (2016)
Central Alberta and Camrose (2015)
Southwestern Alberta and the Crowsnest Pass (2013)
Southeastern Alberta and Medicine Hat (2012)
Southwestern Alberta and Lethbridge (2011)
Central Alberta and Camrose (2010)
Southwestern Alberta and the Crowsnest Pass (2009)
Southeastern Alberta and Medicine Hat (2008)
Central Alberta  and Leduc (2007)
Southwestern Alberta and the Crowsnest Pass (2005)


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