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WELCOME  TO  THE CALGARY  BACH CHOIR
               Calgary Bach Choir in Rehearsal November 2021

Baroque & Beyond with Covid Safety Protocols

CALGARY BACH CHOIR is now auditioning choristers for all voice parts.  If you're an alumnus of one of Calgary's many fine choruses and you love to sing the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other great composers from the Baroque or Classical era, you are encouraged contact us for an audition. 

We would like to thank all those who supported us in our recent casino.  Without you we would not be able to do what we do best - singing great music!  We are celebrating our 35th season in 2022-2023 with three wonderful concerts, and we hope to see you there!   

CALGARY BACH CHOIR

 

"...a significant voice in the early music landscape in Western Canada."

(Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald)

The Calgary Bach Choir is a DYNAMIC organization offering an exciting, three-concert season to Calgary audiences. 

Our choristers are adults from all walks of life who are PASSIONATE about the music of classical music’s greatest composer, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH.

We promote an APPRECIATION and ENJOYMENT of classical music to the general public, with a focus on the Baroque period (1600-1750) and the music of J.S. Bach, his musical predecessors, contemporaries and heirs. 

We strive for musical EXCELLENCE in our performances. We provide experienced, auditioned, amateur choral singers with an INSPIRING and challenging opportunity to immerse themselves in this WONDROUS MUSIC and to experience the thrill of performing it with professional musicians for the public.

We are a strong, welcoming, affirming and inclusive CHORAL COMMUNITY. 

We offer a season-long series of choral WORKSHOPS with guest conductors. 

We also nurture the next generation of artists by providing performance opportunities.

We are a registered non-profit charitable organisation enriching the Calgary community with

GREAT CLASSICAL MUSIC since 1988.

If you'd like to join us, click the "Get In Touch" button below to contact our Artistic Director, Terry Edwards.

Calgary Bach Choir is proudly supported by grants from AFA and Calgary Arts Development, as well as by funds from AGLC and individual donors!

Sign up for concert reminders and newsletters - use the "Get in Touch" button below to contact us.

Calgary Bach Choir, PO Box 30032, 6455 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2V8

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ABOUT CALGARY BACH CHOIR

Inspiration through Music

In 1988 Christine Azad and Susan Lyle dreamed of creating a society with choir and orchestra to perform works by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.​​​​​​​

In thirty-five years of music-making we have created some remarkable musical memories:

Bach, Baroque and Beyond...

(* denotes Calgary Premier)

Choral Music of J.S. Bach

B Minor Mass, Four Missa BrevesSt. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Easter OratorioSix Motets, and numerous canatas.

 

​Choral Music of G.F. Handel

Handel's Four Coronation Anthems, Dixit Dominus* and Chandos Anthems Nos. 6a* and 10*.

Choral Music of Purcell

I was glad when they said unto me (Coronation Anthem, 1685)*, Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei Z. 145*

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G minor Z. 231*, Rejoice in the Lord Alway Z. 49,

Te Deum and Jubilate for St. Cecilia's Day

 

Italian Late Renaissance and Baroque Choral Music

Gabrieli's Christmas Motets, Vivaldi's Magnificat* and Glorias RV588* and RV589, Durante/Bach Missa in C minor*

Allegri's Misereri, Lotti's Missa Sancti Christophori*, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater* for 10-voice choir

 

French Baroque Choral Music

Rameau's 'Grand Motet' In convertendo* and Charpentier's Te Deum

 

Choral Music of the Sons of J.S. Bach

CPE Bach's Magnificat* and J.C. Bach's Gloria in excelsis Deo*

 

Romantic Choral Music

Mendelssohn's Magnificat*.

 

Twentieth Century Choral Music

Howells's Like as the Hart, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb and Duruflé's Requiem.

The Calgary Bach Choir is funded by Calgary Arts Development, AFA, ALGC Casino revenues, membership dues, and private donations.

The Calgary Bach Society is a registered charitable society #88797-7049RC.  Your donations are appreciated and tax deductible, too!  For information about how you can donate to the Calgary Bach  Choir, click on Support.

We acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani, and Kanai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.  We honour this land and all those who share it in a spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

 

2022-2023
35th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

What’s Coming Up

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CONCERT  1
SOUND THE TRUMPETS
 

20 November 2022

3 pm

Knox United Church 

506 - 4th Street, S.W.

J.S. Bach - Cantata, BWV 191 "Gloria in excelsis Deo"

J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suite 3, BWV 1068

G.F. Händel - Four Coronation Anthems (1727)

HWV 258-261:

"Zadok the priest"

"Let thy hand be strengthened"

"The King shall rejoice"

"My heart is inditing"

program subject to change

Jonquil Koddo, soprano

Jason Ragan, tenor

 

Calgary Bach Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Terry Edwards, Artistic Director

Adult/Senior: $20

Student: Free

 

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CONCERT  2
MUSIC OF THE BACH FAMILY



2  April 2023

3 pm

Knox United Church 

506 - 4th Street, S.W.
 

J.E. Bach - Unser Wandel ist im Himmel

C.P.E. Bach - Symphony in E Flat Major, Wq 179

J.S. Bach - Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159

J.C. Bach - Introit and Kyrie from Requiem Mass, W E11

F.J. Haydn - Kleine Orgelsolomesse, Hob. XXII:7

J.C.F. Bach - Symphony in D Minor, W 1/3

W.A. Mozart - Regina coeli, KV 127

 

program subject to change

Calgary Bach Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Terry Edwards, Artistic Director

Adult/Senior: $20

Student: Free

 
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CONCERT  3
 

11 June 2023

3 pm
Knox United Church
506 - 4th Street, S.W.

Calgary Bach Choir, 

Terry Edwards, Artistic Director

 

Adult/Senior $20

Students Free

 

Calgary Bach Choir

PO Box 30032

6455 Macleod Trail S

Calgary, Alberta

T2H 2V8

 

FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES OR TO REQUEST AN AUDITION

For general enquiries please type your question in the message area.  We will contact you. 

To request an audition, in the message area please describe your voice part (SAT or B), your musical or vocal training and in which choirs you have sung.  We will then contact you to set up an audition.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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