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Baroque & Beyond

The Calgary Bach Choir is a dynamic organization now 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 scholarships and performance opportunities. We are a registered non-profit charitable organization 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.

Tickets for November 17 concert on sale at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4342093 - use the "purchase tickets online" button on the "events" page

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

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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 years of music-making have seen some remarkable milestones:

Bach, Baroque and Beyond...

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

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

  • Gabrieli's Christmas Motets, Vivaldi's Magnificat and Glorias RV588 and RV589.

  • Rameau's 'Grand Motet' In convertendo and Charpentier's Te Deum.

  • Allegri's Misereri, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater for 10-voice choir

  • Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello and Four Orchestral Suites.

  • Mendelssohn's Magnificat.

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

  • 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 


2019-2020 SEASON

What’s Coming Up


Sunday 17 November 2019, 3:30 pm
Knox United Church 
506 - 4th Street, S.W.

J.S. Bach: Cantata 150

J.C. Bach: Sinfonia in C Major

W.F. Bach: Adagio & Fugue in D Minor

W.A. Mozart: Regina Coeli, KV 108

Calgary Bach Choir and Orchestra

Jonquil Koddo, soprano

Terry Edwards, conductor

Adults/Seniors: $20

Students: Free

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


Sunday 29 March 2020, 3:30 pm
Knox United Church
506 - 4th Street, S.W.

Palestrina - J.S. Bach - Missa sine nomine

J.S. Bach - Motet, BWV 118 'O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht'

M. Praetorius - Halleluja, Christ ist erstanden

Works for Brass by G. Gabrieli and J.S. Bach

Altius Brass

Mark Lennon, Music Director

Calgary Bach Choir

Terry Edwards, conductor

Adults/Seniors: $20

Students: Free

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



Sunday 7 June 2020, 3:30 pm
Knox United Church
506 - 4th Street, S.W.

Vivaldi: Introduction, RV 642 and Gloria, RV 589

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

Lauren Woods, soprano

Jonquil Koddo, soprano

Kensington Sinfonia

Laura Reid, Artistic Director

Calgary Bach Choir

Terry Edwards, conductor

Adults/Seniors $20

Students Free

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



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!