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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 will move to online rehearsals commencing Monday 10 January in an effort to protect choristers from the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant.  When a return to in-person rehearsals is announced, we will continue to follow AHS guidelines of masking and physical distancing.  In addition to this, only fully vaccinated choristers who have provided the Alberta Government QR Code Proof of Vaccination may participate in rehearsals.  Choristers will have to complete a same-day COVID questionnaire before attending rehearsal.   

COVID CONCERT PROTOCOLS

ADMITTANCE to Calgary Bach Choir concerts is limited to fully vaccinated individuals.  Proof of vaccination and valid ID must be presented at the door.  All performers and in-house staff are fully vaccinated.  Masking and physical distancing will be observed throughout the concert venue at all times.

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 as well as one-on-one choral vocal COACHING. 

We also nurture the next generation of artists by providing scholarship 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.​​​​​​​

Thirty-three years of music-making have seen some remarkable milestones:

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.

 

2021-2022 SEASON

What’s Coming Up

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CONCERT #1:
Ode to Music

21 November 2021

3 pm

Knox United Church 

506 - 4th Street, S.W.

 

J.S. Bach - Selected Choruses from Cantata BWV 213

Aichinger - Regina coeli

Pitoni - Cantate Domino

Pachelbel - Magnificat in D

Purcell - Welcome to all the pleasures

(Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, 1683)

Hannah Pagenkopf, soprano

Aoife Bonaventura, mezzo-soprano

Jason Ragan, tenor

Tyler Fitzgerald, bass-baritone

Calgary Bach Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Terry Edwards, Artistic Director

 

Masking and Physical Distancing in effect. Admittance limited to fully vaccinated individuals ages 12 years and over.

Fully Vaccinated Adults/Seniors: $10

Fully Vaccinated Students ages 12 and over: Free

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CONCERT #2:
BAROQUE RARITIES

27 March 2022 

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

J.E. Bach / J.S. Bach - Unser Wandel ist im Himmel, BWV Anh 165

(Calgary Premiere)

Boyce - Alleluia

Pez / J.S. Bach - Missa in a, BWV Anh 24 (Calgary Premiere)

B. Marcello - Salmo XVIII - I cieli immenso narrano - Opening Chorus

Purcell / R. Roseingrave - Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in g, Z. 231

J.S. Bach - Cantata 192 'Nun danket alle Gott'

Vivaldi - Credo in e, RV 591 (Calgary Premiere)

Purcell - Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z. 49

Calgary Bach Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Terry Edwards, Artistic Director

Masking and Physical Distancing in effect. Admittance limited to fully vaccinated individuals.

 

Fully Vaccinated Adults/Seniors: $10

Fully Vaccinated Students: Free

Tickets on sale at door (cash only) and online at www.brownpapertickets.com

 
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CONCERT #3:
GLORY OF VIVALDI

5 June 2022

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

Vivaldi: Introduction, RV 642 (Calgary Premiere) and Gloria, RV 589

Works for String Orchestra by Richter and J.S. Bach

Lauren Woods, soprano

Jonquil Koddo, soprano

A Co-Production of

Kensington Sinfonia,

Genevieve Micheletti and Andrea Case, Artistic Directors

and

Calgary Bach Choir, 

Terry Edwards, Artistic Director

 

Adults/Seniors $20

Students Free

 

Tickets on sale at door (cash only) and online at www.brownpapertickets.com

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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