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The Value of Touring

Tour is just one of the many exciting benefits of joining a choir. The Calgary Children’s Choir tours every two years, and we carefully select touring destinations that enhance our music knowledge, and our cultural experiences. Here are three reasons why going on tour is such a valuable experience:  […]

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Classical Era Music Versus Classical Music

The term “classical music” has become something of  a misnomer, used to describe virtually any music that was not written within the last fifty years. This can be quite misleading, as the term “Classical Music” is actually used to describe a very specific time period in music history. Most importantly,[…]

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Welcome to 2014!

    Welcome to 2014! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday! We are so excited to be starting another great season of singing. There are a number of exciting events planned for the coming months. In March, we have our Folk Concert entitled Cantar! Spain, in Song. The concert[…]

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The Importance of Analysing Text

    Text is an integral aspect of music, and is generally only found in vocal music. For the most part, instrumentalists do not have to worry about diction, enunciation, pronunciation, and most importantly, the detailed process of understanding the text. For singers, text is an inherent facet of music;[…]

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Notre-Dame and Saint Eustache

What can I say about today that will do it any justice? One thing is certain: it is unanimous among the touring choir that today was one of the most amazing days ever! It began with the world-famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, which is hard to even describe if you have never[…]

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A Fauré Into Spring: Concert Roundup

Our final spring concert of the year, ‘A Fauré Into Spring’, was held Saturday evening in the Rosza Centre at the University of Calgary. The concert was emceed by our fantastic vocal coach, Jessica Lutzak, whose positive energy and cheerful words, helped to create the perfect spring mood. The concert[…]

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Thom(p)son Grey Tartan

One of the most important symbols of the Calgary Children’s Choir is the iconic kilt worn as part of our dress uniform. Our kilt is made from an authentic Scottish pattern called a tartan. The specific pattern we use is called the Thom(p)son Grey tartan, and it was registered with[…]

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