Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Calgary Choir Wins

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Spiritus Chamber Choir of Calgary will be performing a concert of Ukrainian Sacred Music in late September!  Not once, but twice! Even more fabulous news though!  Just yesterday it was announced that Calgary's Spiritus Chamber Choir has just won the 2013 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs!  Not only did the choir place first in their categories for mixed voice adult choir and contemporary music categories, but also won the prestigious Healy Willan Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts!
Spiritus in Dijon, France - 2011

The choir's first concert in the 2013-14 season will be Ukraine: Sacred Choral Concerti - a performance sponsored by the Ukrainian Millennium Foundation.  The first performance will be at St. Stephen's Ukrainian Catholic Church on Friday, September 27th at 8 PM, and the second on Sunday, September 29th at 2:30 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

So for the first opportunity this season to hear this amazing group performing masterpiece treasures of the Slavic Tradition, specifically the music of Artem Vedel' - perhaps including others, make sure to check the website and order your tickets to the performances and the reception in advance!

So when people ask what I do for fun,  this is my fun! I love it!  With a smile from ear to ear,  and with my singing compatriots - Spiritus-ers - in the "best choir" category for 2013 - and the fabulous maestro Tim Shantz - I invite you!
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