Calgary Performing Arts Festival (april)
Calgary boasts one of the largest music festivals in Canada - and we're thrilled to take part. Cantiga, Cantaré and Cantando all participate in this performance experience at the Jubilee Auditorium. Adjudicators - well known experts in the choral field - offer insight and feedback to each ensemble.
(May) Alberta Provincial Music Festival
Choirs may be recommended by the adjudicator at the local festival to represent Calgary at the Alberta Provincial Choir Festival. This of course is contingent upon their performance at the local Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival. Provincials are held in Edmonton, Alberta.
Sponsored by the Alberta Choral Federation, this is a unique opportunity in which each choir performs three or four selections, receives an adjudication during which a rating is given and then receives a 30 minute workshop from one of the clinicians. It's an excellent opportunity both from the perspective that the choir has a wonderful performance / learning experience and that this allows us the opportunity to raise our profile to adjudicators / clinicians, our peers and the general public. Our choir program has been honored to receive several special awards at this event. In previous years, all four ensembles earned a Superior Rating. Cantaré and Cantando have also performend in the Choralfest Spotlight Concert on several occasions.
(december)CBC/Knox United carolfest
This event is a Calgary tradition which features the finest choirs Calgary has to offer. Each choir performs two selections at the Carolfest which is recorded by CBC Radio. The performances are then played "on air" throughout the month of December. It's a great night to hear lots of other choirs and it's wonderful to hear our own ensembles.