Our choirs

IMPORTANT: In accordance with Alberta Health guidelines for choral singing, ARC will be providing a Virtual Choir experience for the 2020-21 Season. (Please see ARC's Pandemic Response Plan for further details regarding Covid-19).




We will sing again. Combining together into a choir with one purpose, our anthems will no longer be silenced. How Can I Keep From Singing will take ARC members through a unique trifecta with the ‘soul’ purpose of awakening, nurturing, and sharing the magic of voices in virtual harmony!


NURTURE


After AWAKENing to the reality of Virtual programming, ARC is looking forward to some musical NURTURing! Semester two: Music that will feed your soul, sharing/observing opportunities that will nurture your vocal growth and development, and a tight-knit community that will surround you from afar. ARC knows that winter can be cold and dark, but from January to April, we will be turning up the heat on your Wednesday nights and shaking off those winter blues! 

Ending in ECLECTICA our 2021 ARC Talent Show, Nurture is a semester where anything goes! The sky's the limit this semester - no matter what song, sung lyric, genre, solo artist, band or group, and costume nurtures your heart, it is fair game!
Each month you can look forward to:
  • SINGing and laughing with your choir makes through rounds, exercises, and vocal challenges. (1x per month)
  • Learn a choral selection through sectionals (2x per month)
  • GetOnUP Coffee House: Participating in, or watching others try out songs they are working on over Zoom. Anything goes - solo (or ensemble) selections...something else? (1x per month)
  • Continue expanding your vocal instrument in reSOUND 2
    • Add to your toolbox of techniques and theory-based skills
    • Work will a MYSTERY special guest vocal coach (one workshop within the reSOUND 2 series)
Keep the momentum going - Come and be NURTURed - ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!
Choral Director: Michelle Kotelko

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ARC offers adult singers a place to develop their musical skills in an enriching and fun-loving community. 

 

Membership Requirements for all ARC Choirs:

The ability to match pitch and a commitment to regular attendance are requirements of membership. 

No auditions are required.

 


 

up2something

up2something Choir
Established in 2003, is a diverse group of men and women who enjoy eclectic, fun and often challenging repertoire. Starting each fall, this non-auditioned mixed choir offers those with and without choral experience or the ability to read music a place where they can enjoy the camaraderie of others with similar interests. Costumes, staging, as well as "age and stage-appropriate" movement and choreography are used to enhance the music and bring their performances to life. A popular Christmas production and season finale provide opportunities for family and friends to share in the choir's achievement. An annual Talent Show offers an outlet for those wishing to perform as soloists, duets and small ensembles.
 
Infused into every 
performance is a rich and diverse repertoire, often extravagant costumes, and a healthy dose of humour. The incorporation of choreography and theatrical elements makes for a fun experience for performers and audience alike. Repertoire covers a diverse range of genres and styles and affords an abundance of creative opportunities. 

Rehearsals
TBD

Performances

TBD

 



she's up2something

she's up2something
What do you get when you cross eclectic and engaging music, a group of 85 non-auditioned fun loving women, endless laughter, delicious snacks and refreshments, unique staging, choreography (hey, everyone needs to get their 10,000 steps in, right?!), and costuming? You get the best GIRL’S NIGHT in Calgary! She’s Up2Something is a warm and welcoming community of singers that is passionate about sharing the magic of voices in harmony. From weekly rehearsals, monthly workshops, to ChoralFest and our final performance in June, She’s Up2Something provides a rich and exciting environment in which to build and strengthen your musicality.


Rehearsals
TBD

Performances
TBD

                                                                  



something lite 

something lite
Now in its ninth season, Something Lite is something different – a perfect combination of great music and great people! Every Wednesday evening, from September through May, we get together to enjoy a variety of music – country, pop, rock, Broadway, and more – and good company. Whatever your musical background, here’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the enjoyment of singing without the pressure of performing. 

ARC’s choirs are committed to awakening, nurturing and sharing the magic of voices in harmony. Something Lite is no exception - offering singers of all ages and walks of life a place to develop musical skills, enjoy the benefits of recreational singing, and sharing the joy of making music. Every rehearsal is fun, fresh and leaves you feeling fine! 



Rehearsals

TBD

Performances
Something Lite is a limited-performing choir
, some community sharing opportunities may arise, based on interest. 


 



 

up2christmas

something christmas
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a new choir, friends, and community! On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a fast-paced choral season, and a new choir, friends, and community! We could go on for all twelve days but will refrain! 

One of the highlights of ARC’s season is the excitement and feeling that comes with sharing the magic of voices in harmony at Christmas time. Whether it be with one another each week at rehearsals, at Trinity Lodge with their residents, or with our friends and family at show time, the light and joy of Christmas are thick in the air all season long. If you are looking for a rich and diverse community of non-auditioned women to sing with and expand your musical abilities, you have found the right place. Join us for laughter, snacks, and refreshments that give Pinterest a whole new name, an ugly Christmas sweater fashion show and ChristmasFest in our Up2Christmas Season! 

Rehearsals
TBD

Performances
TBD


 



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