20th season 2016-2017

  • Five concerts:  A Brand New Day; A TIme of Snow; Into the Night; Sing Out for Joy; Resounding Joy; 
  • Midtown Mosaic Art Show at St. Stephen's 
  • Music Conference Alberta at the Banff Centre
  • Field of Crosses Remembrance Day Service
  • Ladies Luncheon:  Mary Rozsa de Coquet, guest speaker
  •  Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  A Traditional Christmas
  • Calgary Opera:  Filumena
  • Calgary Pro Musica:  Girl Who Loved Wild Horses with 
  • Land's End Ensemble, Dean Bareham puppeteer
  • Luminous Voices:  Youth Spotlight Concert
  • Calgary OperaTurandot

CANTIGA TOUR to Southwestern Alberta

CANTARE / CANTANDO BATTLEFIELDS TOUR (The Netherlands, Belgium, France)

 

19th season 2015-2016

  • Five concerts:  Once Upon a Rhyme, Frost and Fire, Now's the Time, Come With Hearts and Voices Sounding, Moments
  • Midtown Mosaic Art Show at St. Stephen's Church
  • Voices into Action Program Launch at Leacock Theatre
  • Field of Crosses Remembrance Day Service
  • Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Helen Vanderburg, Guest Speaker
  • Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
  • Calgary Performing Arts Festival
  • Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
  • Spiritus Chamber ChoirConnect ... Create! with Chronos Vocal Ensemble at Eckhart Grammate Hall
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Damnation of Faust, Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the world premiere of Daughter of ElysiumMahler's 8th Symphony,

CANTIGA TOUR to Southeastern Alberta

CANTARE / CANTANDO NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR (Jasper AB, Grand Prairie AB)

 

18th season 2014-2015

  • Five concerts:  Reflections of Canada, Frost and Fire, Sing of Wondrous Things; How sweet the Sound, Come Ye Makers of Song.
  • Field of Crosses Remembrance Day Service
  • Foster's Garden Chapel Candlelight Memorial Service
  • Cantiga School Concert Tour:  Prince of Wales,Blessed Cardinal Newman, Chapparral, Cranston, Monsignor J Smith.
  • Alberta Choral Federation Spotlight Concert
  • Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker: Sheila O'Brien
  • Jim's Swim at the Eau Claire YMCA
  • Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
  • Calgary Civic Symphony:  Bach for the Holidays 
  • Calgary Opera:  Carmen, Marriage of Figaro
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Carmina Burana

CANTIGA CENTRAL ALBERTA TOUR

 Sarah Thompson School [Langdon]; Brentwood School [Strathmore]; Trochu Valley School; Ecole Sifton, Chester Ronning School, Jack Stuart School [Camrose]; Rosealta Lodge[Camrose]; Planeview Place [Leduc]; Bethel Lutheran Church [Camrose].

CANTARE/CANTANDO OTTAWA TOUR and UNISONG Festival

National Arts Centre with the NAC Orchestra; St. Thomas Anglican Church; Ecole de la Salle

 

17th season 2013-2014

    • Four concerts: It Begins With a Song,  Frost and Fire, The Song Begins In Me, The Earth Sings
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
    • Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Jenny Belzberg, Guest Speaker
    • Native Song and Legends with Treffrey Deerfoot
    • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  'Tosca' in Concert, A Traditional Christmas, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  Education Concert Series
    • Calgary Opera:  The Flying Dutchmen, Madame Butterfly

    CANTARE / CANTANDO ENGLAND TOUR Holy Trinity Church [Stratford-upon-Avon]; Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral; Cantare in concert at Canterbury Cathdral; Gala Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; St Martin's Parish [Canterbury]; Festival Gala Concert at Southwerk Cathdral [London

     

    16th season 2012-2013

    • Four concerts: The Song Goes On, Celebrate the Seasons, The Song From Within, Forever Friends
    • Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
    • Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Irene Besse, Guest Speaker
    • Hosted University of Manitoba Singers
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Sing with Rajaton!
    • Harmony for Hope Benefit for Child Find Alberta (Cantiga)
    • Harvest Festival for Calgary Interfaith Network / Calgary Culture 2012
    • Commissioned work:  Coo-Coo Bird by Alice Parker (Consortium)
    • World Premiere of Shlof mayn fegele by Lee Kesselman
    • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  World Premiere Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation Jeffrey Ryan/Suzanne Steele,Beethoven Symphony No. 9, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    • Calgary Opera:  Otello

    CANTIGA SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA TOUR  Sundance School (Calgary); Percy Pegler School (Okotoks); Big Rock School (Okotoks); A. B. Daley School and the Bomber Command Museum of Canada (Nanton);  St. Michael's School (Pincher Creek); Livingstone School (Lundbreck);  Horace Allen School (Coleman); Crestview Lodge, The Vista Village, and Foothills Community Church (Pincher Creek). 

     

    15th SEASON 2011-2012

    • Four concerts: Songs for a Lifetime, Celebrate the Seasons, How Can I Keep from Singing, The Future Sings
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
    • Man Enough to Sing Workshop and Performance
    • Ladies Luncheon Guest Speaker:  Dr. Christine Friedenreich
    • Commissioned work: A World We Cannot See by Jim Papoulis (Chorus America Consortium)
    • Commissioned work:  A Celtic Blessing by Eleanor Daley (Chorus America Consortium)
    • Calgary Bach Festival Society:  Baroque Lamentaions and Rejoicing
    • Calgary Civic Symphony:  Carmina Burana (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Opera:  Pagliacci, Gianni Schicchi, La Boheme
    • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: St. Matthew Passion, Ode to Joy(John Adams On the Transmigration of the Soul and Beethoven Symphony No. 9)

    CANTIGA SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA TOUR Prince of Peace Lutheran School (Calgary); Rainbow Creeke School and Prairie Waters School (Chestermere); Seven Persons School; Bow Island Elementary School; Burdett School; Winnifred Colony; Chinook Village;  Riverview Care Centre; Westminster United Church (Medicine Hat)

    CANTARE / CANTANDO WASHINGTON DC TOUR at the Serenade Festival Opening Celebration at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Alexandria); Worship at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church; Celebration Concert at Presbyterian National Church [Maryland); Celebration of Youth at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (DC).

     

    14TH SEASON 2010-2011

    • Four concerts: The Colours of Autumn, Celebrate the Seasons, You Are The Music, We Raise Up Our Voices
    • Raise Your Voice for Homeless Awareness Week 
    • Harmony for Hope Benefit for Child Find Alberta
    • Hullelujah for Hull Child and Family Services (Cantiga)
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • John Burge Composer in Residence
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
    • Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Commissioned Work: Spiritual Musick by David Brunner (Chorus America Consortium)
    • Commissioned Work:  Every Time I Feel the Spirit by Rollo Dillworth (CA Consortium)
    • Calgary OperaThe Inventor
    • Calgary Civic Symphony:  John Burge Angels' Voices
    • Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Paul McCartney Ecce Cor Meum
    • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:  A Traditional Christmas

    CANTIGA SOUTHERN ALBERTA TOUR Cranston School (Calgary); Carseland School; Vulcan Prairieview School; Ecole Agnes Davidson, St. Patrick Fine Arts School, Pemmican Lodge, Immanuel Lutheran Church (Lethbridge).

    CANTARE/CANTANDO NEWFOUNDLAND TOUR PERFORMANCES Send Off Concert; Atlantic Place, Mary Queen of Peace Church, Gower Street United Church, Arts and Culture Centre and Mile One Centre.

     

    13TH SEASON 2009-2010

    • Four concerts: Though We Be But Children, Celebrate the Seasons, It Sings In Me, A Summer Day
    • Spring Sip 'N Sing (Cantiga)
    • Gloria (Cantando)
    • Songs Old and New (Cantatrice)
    • Mayor's Evening for Business and the Arts
    • Calgary Foundation Stakeholder's Annual Dinner
    • Wood's Homes Gala 
    • North American Safari with Mully Children's Family Mission Choir
    • Music For a Winter Evening with Corpus Christi Male Chorale at Jack Singer Concert Hall
    • Yom HaShoah Service of Remembrance
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Commissioned Work: A Summer Day by Ruth Watson Henderson 
    • Calgary Civic Symphony: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

    CANTIGA CENTRAL ALBERTA TOUR: Prairie Waters School (Chestermere); Beiseker Community School; Three Hills School; Ecole Sifton School, Rosealta Lodge, Chester Ronning School and Bethel Lutheran Church (Camrose); Planeview Place and Salem Manor Nursing Home (Leduc)

    CANTARE / CANTANDO OTTAWA TOUR PERFORMANCES 

    Farewell Event for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIat Rideau Hall; In worship service at Christ Church Cathedral; Centre Block Rotunda and Peace Tower, Parliament Hill; St. Lawrence Place (Kingston); St. Thomas the Apostle; Manoir St. Joseph; and St. Patrick Retirement Residence.

     

    12TH SEASON 2008-2009

    • Four concerts: The Prairie Sings, Celebrate the Seasons, Sing Spring In, Imagine A World...
    • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Inaugural Arts Day 
    • Hadassah National Convention Opening Ceremonies 
    • Yearning for Peace "Yom Hazikaren" Service at Temple B'nai Tikvah 
    • Holocaust Remembrance Service for Calgary Council of Christians and Jews
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Release of 4 CD's:  A Little SongThe Music in MeLet the Music BeginI Have A Dream
    • Commissioned Work: Witness by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory (Chorus America Consortium)
    • Commissioned Work: A Prairie Tribute (Vanishing PointHow I Spent My Summer VacationWho Has Seen the Wind) by John Burge
    • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings Symphony
    • Calgary Civic SymphonySongs of the Season
    • Apollo Fire Baroque Orchestra for Calgary Pro Musica Society 

    CANTIGA SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA TOUR: Dr. Morris Gibson Elementary School (Okotoks); Good Shepherd School (Okotoks); Spitzee Elementary School (High River); AB Daley School (Nanton); Frank J Mitchell Elementary School (Sparwood, B.C.); Horace Allen School (Coleman); Isabelle Sellon School (Blairmore); Crestview Lodge (Pincher Creek); and Foothills Community Church (Pincher Creek).

    CANTARE / CANTANDO GERMANY CONCERT TOUR

    Concerts in: Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, Halle, Weimar,and Eisenach. Performances in: Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Halle, Erfurt, Arnstadt, Dorheim, and Eisenach. 

     

    11TH SEASON 2007-2008

    • Four concerts: The Song Within, Celebrate the Seasons, I Have a Dream, Give Us Hope
    • Alberta Choral Federation Choralfest Spotlight Concert
    • Song for a Mid Winter’s Evening for McDougall United Church
    • Estate Planning Council Christmas Event
    • Candlelight Memorial Service at Foster’s Garden Chapel
    • CBC Blitz Day 
    • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Dinner
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Release of 2 CD’s: Winter’s Song and Candles and Carols
    • Calgary OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe, Tosca
    • Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Paul Winter Missa Gaia
    • Calgary Bach Festival Society: Children's Concert

    CANTIGA SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA TOUR PERFORMANCES Brentwood School (Strathmore); Rosemary School (Rosemary); I.F. Cox Elementary School and Margaret Wooding School (Redcliff); River Heights Elementary School, St. Mary School and St. Michael School (Medicine Hat); Riverview Care Centre, Unity Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church (Medicine Hat)

    CANTARE / CANTANDO NIAGARA TOUR PERFORMANCES Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church (Niagara Falls); Mandeville Theatre, Ridley College (St. Catharine's); Mountainview Christian Reformed Church (Grimsby); and Calvary Church (St. Catharine's).

     

    10TH SEASON 2006-2007

    • Four concerts: The Celebration Begins, Celebrate the Seasons, With Voices United: Celebrating a Decade of Song
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Stars of the Festival
    • Holy Cross Lenten Recital Series
    • Temple B'nai Tikvah Service of Celebration
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Kamp Kiwanis Dinner with Olympian Becky Scott
    • Commissioned Work: Like a Singing Bird by Bob Chilcott (Chorus America Consortium)
    • Calgary OperaCarmen
    • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Discovery Series: The Poet, The Child, A Song, Adams On The Transmigration of the Soul and Beethoven Symphony No. 9

    CANTIGA CENTRAL ALBERTA TOUR PERFORMANCES Our Lady Queen of Peace School (Airdrie); Nose Creek Elementary (Airdrie); Olds Elementary School; Plain View Manor Place (Leduc); Peace Hills Lodge (Wetaskiwin); Town & Country Daze (Beaumont); and Grace Lutheran Church (Westaskiwin).

    CANTARE / CANTANDO COASTAL SOUND INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES Sunday worship at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral (Vancouver); Canada Day celebration at Canada Place and broadcast throughout BC on CTV Network; Opening Ceremonies and Concert at Convocation Hall, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby); Gala Performance at Chandos Pattison Auditorium (Surrey); Performance at Port Moody City Hall; and Shared Performance at First Christian Reformed Church (Burnaby).

     

    9TH SEASON 2005-2006

    • Four concerts: Many Voices... One Song, Celebrate the Seasons, A Song to Spring, With Voices United
    • Calgary OperaTurandot, Dead Man Walking, Magic Flute, Impressario Dinner at Lougheed House
    • Calgary Philharmonic OrchestraA Traditional Christmas
    • Music for a Winter Evening with the Corpus Christi Male Chorale (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Foundation Wilson Foundation Launch
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Mother's Day Luncheon

    ITALY CONCERT TOUR

    Sunday noon Mass at the Vatican in St. Peter's Basilica

    Concerts in: Como, Padua, Soave, Venice, Foligno, Florence, Assisi, and Rome

     

    8TH SEASON 2004-2005

    • Four concerts: The Music is in Me, Celebrate the Seasons, With a Song in Your Heart
    • Alberta Choral Federation Choral Conference, Edmonton
    • Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Saint Nicholas
    • CBC / Petro Canada Christmas Performance
    • Credit Union Central AGM
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Hosting Oregon Repertory Youth Singers
    • Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Edmonton

    CANTIGA TOUR TO SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA AND THE CROWSNEST PASS: Dr. Morris Gibson Elementary School (Okotoks); Spitzee Elementary School (High River); Blackie School (Blackie); Canyon Elementary School (Pincher Creek); Horace Allen School (Coleman); Crestview Lodge (Pincher Creek); and Foothills Community Church (Pincher Creek).

    CANTARE TOUR TO TORONTO to CME New Millennium Festival w/ Dr. Doreen Rao: Opening Concert / Gala Concert w/ Tampa Bay Children's Choir and Stetson Children's Choir.

     

    7TH SEASON 2003-2004

    • Fourconcerts: Voices of Angels, Celebrate the Seasons, Choose Something Like a Star, Rhymes from the Nursery
    • Alberta Choral Federation Choral Conference, Edmonton (Cantiga) 
    • CBC Knox Carolfest
    • Bishop Grandin High School Band Christmas Concert 
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Global Television Breakfast Show
    • Festival Chorus and OrchestraJoshua
    • Calgary OperaSweeney Todd

    CANTARE / CANTANDO TORONTO SEVEC EXCHANGE TOUR PERFORMANCES

    Ontario Legislative Building and Mississauga Children's Choir Festival with Simon Carrington.

    CANTARE / CANTANDO SAN FRANCISCO TOUR PERFORMANCES

    Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference Concert and Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference Lecture/Demonstration Session.

     

    6TH SEASON 2002-2003

    • Fourconcerts: Let the Music Begin, Celebrate the Season, Songburst, The Music Never Ends
    • Inauguration of our ensemble Cantando
    • Chefs for UNICEF Fundraising Gala
    • Laudate Dominum: A Concert with The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer Choir (Cantando)
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
    • Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • The Westview Seniors Residence
    • The Calgary Italian Club for Fogolar Fuglan di Calgary
    • Credit Union Central AGM
    • Alberta Kodaly Association Conference
    • Calgary Bach Festival Society Children's Concert
    • Calgary Concert Band:  A Festival of Christmas
    • Calgary OperaFilumena, Hansel & Gretal

    CANTARE / CANTANDO SOUTHERN ONTARIO TOUR PERFORMANCES

    In Worship at St. Matthew's Church (Kitchener); Heritage Doon Historic Park (Waterloo); In Concert at Lundy Lane United Church (Niagara Falls); Canada Day Celebrations (Stratford); Festival "Sharing Our Songs" (St. Catharines); and Festival Gala Concert (Grimsby).

     

    5TH SEASON 2001-2002

    • Fourconcerts: This Is My Home, Celebrate the Seasons, To Music, Listen to the Future
    • University of Lethbridge Singers Holiday Festival Concert
    • Holt Renfrew Fashion Gala in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
    • Kamp Kiwanis 50th Anniversary Celebration
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Release of 3 CD's: This is My HomeTwo Roads to the Heartland, and Listen to the Future
    • Commissioned Work:  Cradle Song by Allan Bevan
    • Calgary Opera: La Boheme, Dinner on the Set Gala

    CANTARE IRELAND TOUR PERFORMANCES

    Festival Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall (Dublin); Festival Gala Concert at the National University of Ireland Chapel (Maynooth); St. Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin); Aula Maxima (Maynooth); Glenstal Abbey Chapel (County Murroe); and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

     

    4TH SEASON 2000-2001

    • Fourconcerts: Music Makers, Celebrate the Seasons, Come Ye Makers of Song, Here's to Song
    • CBC / Knox Carolfest
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Grand Concert
    • Galileo Education Network Awards Ceremony
    • Kodàly Society of Canada national conference at the University of Calgary
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Calgary Opera:  Susannah
     

    3RD SEASON 1999-2000

    • Fourconcerts: The Time For Singing Has ComeCelebrate the Seasons, From Baroque to BebopWhen Children Sing
    • CBC / Knox Carolfest 
    • Choralfest Spotlight Concert
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival;
    • Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Grand Concert
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Grammy Award Winner Bob Carlisle and Orchestra
    • Calgary Bach Society Choral Marathon
     

    2ND SEASON 1998-1999

    • Fourconcerts: In ConcertCelebrate the SeasonsBaroque to BebopWhen Children Sing
    • 'A Channel' Big Breakfast Show 
    • Alberta Energy Company Christmas Social
    • CBC / Knox Carolfest
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival; Alberta Provincial Choir Festival
    • Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Grand Concert 
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours (Cantiga)
    • Remembrance Day Service at the Museum of the Regiments
    • Word on the Street Book Festival
    • Calgary Bach Festival Society Children's Concert

    OTTAWA TOUR PERFORMANCES

    National Arts Centre; Rideau Hall; Centre Block Rotunda, Parliament Hill; In Concert at Christ Church Cathedral and In Worship at Christ Church Cathedral.

     

    INAUGURAL SEASON 1997-1998

    • Fourconcerts: In ConcertCelebrate the SeasonsPath to the MoonHere's to Song
    • Banff International Television Festival Awards Ceremony
    • Expo 2005 Celebration Event at Olympic Plaza
    • CBC / Knox Carolfest
    • Calgary Boys Choir 25th Anniversary Concert Gala
    • Choralfest Spotlight Concert
    • Winter and Spring School Concert Tours