Event Archive

Highlights from past seasons are featured below.

20th SEASON 2016-2017
Five concerts:  A Brand New Day; A TIme of Snow; Into the Night
Midtown Mosaic Art Show at St. Stephen's
Music Conference Alberta at the Banff Centre
Field of Crosses Remembrance Day Service
Ladies Luncheon:  Mary Rozsa de Coquet, guest speaker
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  A Traditional Christmas
Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
Calgary Opera:  Filumena
Calgary Pro Musica:  Girl WHo Loved Wild Horses with
     Land's End Ensemble, Dean Bareham puppeteer
Luminous Voices:  Youth Spotlight Concert
Calgary Opera: Turandot



CANTIGA TOUR to CROWSNEST PASS

CANTARE / CANTANDO TOUR to the BATTLEFIELDS of the Netherlands, Belgium and France







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19th SEASON 2015-2016
Five concerts:  Once Upon a Rhyme, Frost and Fire, Now's the Time,
With Hearts and Voices Sounding, Moments
Connect ... Create! with Spiritus Chamber Choir and Chronos Vocal Ensemble at Eckhart Grammate Hall
Midtown Mosaic Art Show at St. Stephen's Church
Voices into Action Program Launch at Leacock Theatre
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Damnation of Faust
Field of Crosses Remembrance Day Service
Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Helen Vanderburg, Guest Speaker
Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's 9th Symphony and
              the world premiere of Daughter of Elysium
Calgary Performing Arts Festival
Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Mahler's 8th Symphony

CANTIGA TOUR to Southeastern Alberta:


CANTARE / CANTANDO NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR




18th SEASON 2014-2015
Five concerts:  Reflections of Canada, Frost and Fire, Sing of Wondrous Things; How sweet the Sound, Come Ye Makers of Song.
Field of Crosses Remembrance Day Service
Calgary Civic Symphony:  Bach for the Holidays
Foster's Garden Chapel Candlelight Memorial Service
Cantiga School Concert Tour:  Prince of Wales,Blessed Cardinal Newman, Chapparral, Cranston, Monsignor J Smith.
Alberta Choral Federation Spotlight Concert
Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker: Sheila O'Brien
Jim's Swim at the Eau Claire YMCA
Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
Calgary Opera:  Carmen, Marriage of Figaro
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Carmina Burana

CANTIGA CENTRAL ALBERTA TOUR  Sarah Thompson School
[Langdon]; Brentwood School [Strathmore]; Trochu Valley School;
Ecole Sifton, Chester Ronning School, Jack Stuart School [Camrose]; Rosealta Lodge[Camrose]; Planeview Place [Leduc]; Bethel Lutheran Church [Camrose].
CANTARE/CANTANDO OTTAWA TOUR and UNISONG Festival
National Arts Centre with the NAC Orchestra; St. Thomas Anglican Church; Ecole de la Salle



17th SEASON 2013-2014
Four concerts: It Begins With a Song,  Frost and Fire, The Song Begins In Me, The Earth Sings
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  'Tosca' in Concert
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  A Traditional Christmas
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Education Concert Series
Calgary Opera:  The Flying Dutchmen
Calgary Opera: Madame Butterfly
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Jenny Belzberg, Guest Speaker
Native Song and Legends with Treffrey Deerfoot

CANTARE / CANTANDO ENGLAND TOUR Holy Trinity Church [Stratford-upon-Avon]; Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral; Cantare in concert at Canterbury Cathdral; Gala Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; St Martin's Parish [Canterbury]; Festival Gala Concert at Southwerk Cathdral [London].


16th SEASON 2012-2013
Four concerts: The Song Goes On, Celebrate the Seasons, The Song From Within, Forever Friends
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  World Premiere Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation   Jeffrey Ryan/Suzanne Steele
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Calgary Opera:  Otello
Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Irene Besse, Guest Speaker
University of Manitoba Singers
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Sing with Rajaton!
Harmony for Hope Benefit for Child Find Alberta (Cantiga)
Harvest Festival for Calgary Interfaith Network / Calgary Culture 2012
Commissioned work:  Coo-Coo Bird by Alice Parker (Consortium)
World Premiere of Shlof mayn fegele by Lee Kesselman

CANTIGA SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA TOUR  Sundance School (Calgary); Percy Pegler School (Okotoks); Big Rock School (Okotoks); A. B. Daley School and the Bomber Command Museum of Canada (Nanton);  St. Michael's School (Pincher Creek); Livingstone School (Lundbreck);  Horace Allen School (Coleman); Crestview Lodge, The Vista Village, and Foothills Community Church (Pincher Creek).


15th SEASON 2011-2012
Four concerts: Songs for a Lifetime, Celebrate the Seasons, How Can I Keep from Singing, The Future Sings
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Ode to Joy  (John Adams On the Transmigration of the Soul and Beethoven Symphony No. 9)
Calgary Civic Symphony:  Carmina Burana (Cantiga)
Calgary Opera:  Pagliacci
Calgary Opera:  Gianni Schicchi
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Bach Festival Society:  Baroque Lamentaions and Rejoicing
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: St. Matthew Passion
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
Calgary Opera: La Boheme
Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Dr. Christine Friedenreich
Commissioned work: A World We Cannot See by Jim Papoulis (Chorus America Consortium)
Commisionned work:  A Celtic Blessing by Eleanor Daley (Chorus America Consortium)
CANTIGA SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA TOUR Prince of Peace Lutheran School (Calgary); Rainbow Creeke School and Prairie Waters School (Chestermere); Seven Persons School; Bow Island Elementary School; Burdett School; Winnifred Colony; Chinook Village;  Riverview Care Centre; Westminster United Church (Medicine Hat)
CANTARE / CANTANDO WASHINGTON DC TOUR at the Serenade Festival Opening Celebration at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Alexandria); Worship at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church; Celebration Concert at Presbyterian National Church [Maryland); Celebration of Youth at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (DC).


14TH SEASON 2010-2011
Four concerts: The Colours of Autumn, Celebrate the Seasons, You Are The Music, We Raise Up Our Voices
Raise Your Voice for Homeless Awareness Week
Harmony for Hope Benefit for Child Find Alberta
Hullelujah for Hull Child and Family Services (Cantiga)
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  A Traditional Christmas
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
John Burge Composer in Residence
Calgary Opera: The Inventor
Calgary Civic Symphony:  John Burge Angels' Voices
Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Paul McCartney Ecce Cor Meum
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Commissioned Work: Spiritual Musick by David Brunner (Chorus America Consortium)
Commissioned Work:  Every Time I Feel the Spirit by Rollo Dillworth (CA Consortium)
CANTIGA SOUTHERN ALBERTA TOUR Cranston School (Calgary); Carseland School; Vulcan Prairieview School; Ecole Agnes Davidson, St. Patrick Fine Arts School, Pemmican Lodge, Immanuel Lutheran Church (Lethbridge).
CANTARE/CANTANDO NEWFOUNDLAND TOUR PERFORMANCES Send Off Concert; Atlantic Place, Mary Queen of Peace Church, Gower Street United Church, Arts and Culture Centre and Mile One Centre.


13TH SEASON 2009-2010
Four concerts: Though We Be But Children, Celebrate the Seasons, It Sings In Me, A Summer Day
Spring Sip 'N Sing (Cantiga)
Gloria (Cantando)
Songs Old and New (Cantatrice)
Mayor's Evening for Business and the Arts
Calgary Foundation Stakeholder's Annual Dinner
Wood's Homes Gala
Calgary Civic Symphony: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
North American Safari with Mully Children's Family Mission Choir
Music For a Winter Evening with Corpus Christi Male Chorale at Jack Singer Concert Hall
Yom HaShoah Service of Remembrance
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Commissioned Work: A Summer Day by Ruth Watson Henderson
CANTIGA CENTRAL ALBERTA TOUR: Prairie Waters School (Chestermere); Beiseker Community School; Three Hills School; Ecole Sifton School, Rosealta Lodge, Chester Ronning School and Bethel Lutheran Church (Camrose); Planeview Place and Salem Manor Nursing Home (Leduc)

CANTARE / CANTANDO OTTAWA TOUR PERFORMANCES
Farewell Event for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  at Rideau Hall; In worship service at Christ Church Cathedral; Centre Block Rotunda and Peace Tower, Parliament Hill; St. Lawrence Place (Kingston); St. Thomas the Apostle; Manoir St. Joseph; and St. Patrick Retirement Residence.


12TH SEASON 2008-2009
Four concerts: The Prairie Sings, Celebrate the Seasons, Sing Spring In, Imagine A World...
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Inaugural Arts Day
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings Symphony
Hadassah National Convention Opening Ceremonies
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Calgary Civic Symphony: Songs of the Season
Apollo Fire Baroque Orchestra for Calgary Pro Musica Society
Yearning for Peace "Yom Hazikaren" Service at Temple B'nai Tikvah
Holocaust Remembrance Service for Calgary Council of Christians and Jews
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Release of 4 CD's:  A Little Song, The Music in Me, Let the Music Begin, I Have A Dream
Commissioned Work: Witness by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory (Chorus America Consortium)
Commissioned Work: A Prairie Tribute (Vanishing Point, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Who Has Seen the Wind) by John Burge
CANTIGA SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA TOUR: Dr. Morris Gibson Elementary School (Okotoks); Good Shepherd School (Okotoks); Spitzee Elementary School (High River); AB Daley School (Nanton); Frank J Mitchell Elementary School (Sparwood, B.C.); Horace Allen School (Coleman); Isabelle Sellon School (Blairmore); Crestview Lodge (Pincher Creek); and Foothills Community Church (Pincher Creek).

CANTARE / CANTANDO GERMANY CONCERT TOUR
Concerts in: Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, Halle, Weimar,and Eisenach.
Performances in: Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Halle, Erfurt, Arnstadt, Dorheim, and Eisenach.


11TH SEASON 2007-2008
Four concerts: The Song Within, Celebrate the Seasons, I Have a Dream, Give Us Hope
Calgary Opera: The Ballad of Baby Doe
Calgary Opera: Tosca
Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Paul Winter Missa Gaia
Alberta Choral Federation Choralfest Spotlight Concert
Song for a Mid Winter’s Evening for McDougall United Church
Calgary Bach Festival Society Children's Concert
Estate Planning Council Christmas Event
Candlelight Memorial Service at Foster’s Garden Chapel
CBC Blitz Day
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Dinner
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Release of 2 CD’s: Winter’s Song and Candles and Carols

CANTIGA SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA TOUR PERFORMANCES Brentwood School (Strathmore); Rosemary School (Rosemary); I.F. Cox Elementary School and Margaret Wooding School (Redcliff); River Heights Elementary School, St. Mary School and St. Michael School (Medicine Hat); Riverview Care Centre, Unity Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church (Medicine Hat)
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CANTARE / CANTANDO NIAGARA TOUR PERFORMANCES Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church (Niagara Falls); Mandeville Theatre, Ridley College (St. Catharine's); Mountainview Christian Reformed Church (Grimsby); and Calvary Church (St. Catharine's).


10TH SEASON 2006-2007
Four concerts: The Celebration Begins, Celebrate the Seasons, With Voices United: Celebrating a Decade of Song
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus: Adams On TheTransmigration of the Soul and Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery Series: The Poet, The Child, A Song
Calgary Opera: Carmen
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Stars of the Festival
Holy Cross Lenten Recital Series
Temple B'nai Tikvah Service of Celebration
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Kamp Kiwanis Dinner with Olympian Becky Scott
Commissioned Work: Like a Singing Bird by Bob Chilcott (Chorus America Consortium)
CANTIGA CENTRAL ALBERTA TOUR PERFORMANCES Our Lady Queen of Peace School (Airdrie); Nose Creek Elementary (Airdrie); Olds Elementary School; Plain View Manor Place (Leduc); Peace Hills Lodge (Wetaskiwin); Town & Country Daze (Beaumont); and Grace Lutheran Church (Westaskiwin).
CANTARE / CANTANDO COASTAL SOUND INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES Sunday worship at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral (Vancouver); Canada Day celebration at Canada Place and broadcast throughout BC on CTV Network; Opening Ceremonies and Concert at Convocation Hall, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby); Gala Performance at Chandos Pattison Auditorium (Surrey); Performance at Port Moody City Hall; and Shared Performance at First Christian Reformed Church (Burnaby).


9TH SEASON 2005-2006
Four concerts: Many Voices... One Song, Celebrate the Seasons, A Song to Spring, With Voices United
Calgary Opera: Turandot
Calgary Opera: Dead Man Walking
Calgary Opera: Magic Flute
Calgary Opera Impressario Dinner at Lougheed House
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: A Traditional Christmas
Music for a Winter Evening with the Corpus Christi Male Chorale (Cantiga)
Calgary Foundation Wilson Foundation Launch
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Mother's Day Luncheon
ITALY CONCERT TOUR
Sunday noon Mass at the Vatican in St. Peter's Basilica
Concerts in: Como, Padua, Soave, Venice, Foligno, Florence, Assisi, and Rome


8TH SEASON 2004-2005
Four concerts: The Music is in Me, Celebrate the Seasons, With a Song in Your Heart
Alberta Choral Federation Choral Conference, Edmonton
Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Saint Nicholas
CBC / Petro Canada Christmas Performance
Credit Union Central AGM
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Hosting Oregon Repertory Youth Singers
Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Edmonton

CANTIGA TOUR TO SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA AND THE CROWSNEST PASS: Dr. Morris Gibson Elementary School (Okotoks); Spitzee Elementary School (High River); Blackie School (Blackie); Canyon Elementary School (Pincher Creek); Horace Allen School (Coleman); Crestview Lodge (Pincher Creek); and Foothills Community Church (Pincher Creek).

CANTARE TOUR TO TORONTO to CME New Millennium Festival w/ Dr. Doreen Rao: Opening Concert / Gala Concert w/ Tampa Bay Children's Choir and Stetson Children's Choir.


7TH SEASON 2003-2004
Four  concerts: Voices of Angels, Celebrate the Seasons, Choose Something Like a Star, Rhymes from the Nursery
Alberta Choral Federation Choral Conference, Edmonton (Cantiga)
CBC Knox Carolfest
Bishop Grandin High School Band Christmas Concert
Calgary Opera: Sweeney Todd
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Joshua
Global Television Breakfast Show
CANTARE / CANTANDO TORONTO SEVEC EXCHANGE TOUR PERFORMANCES
Ontario Legislative Building and Mississauga Children's Choir Festival with Simon Carrington.
CANTARE / CANTANDO SAN FRANCISCO TOUR PERFORMANCES
Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference Concert and Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference Lecture/Demonstration Session.


6TH SEASON 2002-2003
Four  concerts: Let the Music Begin, Celebrate the Season, Songburst, The Music Never Ends
Inauguration of our ensemble Cantando
Chefs for UNICEF Fundraising Gala
Calgary Opera: Hansel & Gretal
Calgary Opera: Filumena
Laudate Dominum: A Concert with The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer Choir (Cantando)
Calgary Concert Band:  A Festival of Christmas
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
The Westview Seniors Residence
Calgary Bach Festival Society Children's Concert
The Calgary Italian Club for Fogolar Fuglan di Calgary
Credit Union Central AGM
Alberta Kodaly Association Conference
CANTARE / CANTANDO SOUTHERN ONTARIO TOUR PERFORMANCES
In Worship at St. Matthew's Church (Kitchener); Heritage Doon Historic Park (Waterloo); In Concert at Lundy Lane United Church (Niagara Falls); Canada Day Celebrations (Stratford); Festival "Sharing Our Songs" (St. Catharines); and Festival Gala Concert (Grimsby).


5TH SEASON 2001-2002
Four  concerts: This Is My Home, Celebrate the Seasons, To Music, Listen to the Future
Calgary Opera:  La Boheme
Calgary Opera: Dinner on the Set Gala
University of Lethbridge Singers Holiday Festival Concert
Holt Renfrew Fashion Gala in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Kamp Kiwanis 50th Anniversary Celebration
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Release of 3 CD's: This is My Home, Two Roads to the Heartland, and Listen to the Future
Commissioned Work:  Cradle Song by Allan Bevan
CANTARE IRELAND TOUR PERFORMANCES
Festival Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall (Dublin); Festival Gala Concert at the National University of Ireland Chapel (Maynooth); St. Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin); Aula Maxima (Maynooth); Glenstal Abbey Chapel (County Murroe); and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.


4TH SEASON 2000-2001
Four  concerts: Music Makers, Celebrate the Seasons, Come Ye Makers of Song, Here's to Song
CBC / Knox Carolfest
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Grand Concert
Calgary Opera:  Susannah
Galileo Education Network Awards Ceremony
Kodàly Society of Canada national conference at the University of Calgary
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival


3RD SEASON 1999-2000
Four  concerts: The Time For Singing Has Come, Celebrate the Seasons, From Baroque to Bebop, When Children Sing
CBC / Knox Carolfest
Calgary Bach Society Choral Marathon
Choralfest Spotlight Concert
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Grand Concert
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Grammy Award Winner Bob Carlisle and Orchestra


2ND SEASON 1998-1999
Four  concerts: In Concert, Celebrate the Seasons, Baroque to Bebop, When Children Sing
'A Channel' Big Breakfast Show
Alberta Energy Company Christmas Social
Calgary Bach Festival Society Children's Concert
CBC / Knox Carolfest
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Grand Concert
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
Remembrance Day Service at the Museum of the Regiments
Word on the Street Book Festival
OTTAWA TOUR PERFORMANCES
National Arts Centre; Rideau Hall; Centre Block Rotunda, Parliament Hill; In Concert at Christ Church Cathedral and In Worship at Christ Church Cathedral.


INAUGURAL SEASON 1997-1998
Four  concerts: In Concert, Celebrate the Seasons, Path to the Moon, Here's to Song
Banff International Television Festival Awards Ceremony
Expo 2005 Celebration Event at Olympic Plaza
CBC / Knox Carolfest
Calgary Boys Choir 25th Anniversary Concert Gala
Choralfest Spotlight Concert
Winter and Spring School Concert Tours