WHO THEY ARE
Over the years, Calgary Bach Choir has become "a significant voice in the early music landscape in Western Canada" (Calgary Herald).
When it comes to their future plans, this choir is blazing interesting musical trails as they continue to explore the music of J.S. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and other Baroque composers. To find out more or see them in action, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR TERRY EDWARDS
"Each decision Mr. Edwards made in his conducting was a joy to hear..." (Calgary Herald)
Terry Edwards is in his thirteenth season of presenting inspiring and imaginative programs with the Calgary Bach Choir that are designed to portray the full range of Johann Sebastian Bach's genius as well as his lasting influence, all the while enticing new listeners. Terry has become known for contextualizing Bach's music with that of his Baroque contemporaries. He and the Calgary Bach Choir have explored music of the English, French, German and Italian Baroque masters, as well as many of Bach's cantatas, masses and instrumental works. Together they have also expanded the scope of the society's repertoire by performing works of Bach's musical ancestors and descendants.
Terry earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from McGill University, Bachelor's Degrees in Arts (French and German), Music, and Education from the University of Regina, in addition to an Associate Performer's Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. He has studied orchestral and choral conducting in Canada and in England, Italy, Norway and the United States.
Terry's previous positions include Artistic Director and Conductor of Voix des Rocheuses and the Calgary Catholic School District Teachers' Choir, as well as Founder and Artistic Director/Conductor of the CCSD Arabesque Women's Chamber Choir, Substitute Conductor for the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus under Rosemary Thomson and for Cantaré Children's Choir under Catherine Glaser-Climie, and Assistant Conductor of Spiritus Chamber Choir under Pierre Simard. A former Consultant for the Fine Arts in the CCSD; Terry is now the head of the International Languages and Fine Arts departments at a high school where he teaches French and directs a large choral program.
PAST ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
CHRISTINE AZAD & SUSAN LYLE
CHRISTINE AZAD & ROBERT SCHMIEL
CHRISTINE AZAD & JANET YOUNGDAHL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADMINISTRATION
Artistic Director, Choirmaster & Conductor
TOKIE BRIDEAUX COMMUNICATIONS
Media & Public Relations
SUE HAUKE DESIGN
Orchestral Personnel Contractor
Choral Vocal Coach
Rehearsal Accompanist & Keyboard Continuo