In 1979, four people had a dream of forming a choir consisting of members
from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The music was to reflect the cultural mosaic
of the members and their Canadian Heritage. Since that time, the choir has grown
from a dozen people to a group of approximately 55 choristers with backgrounds
from 26 countries.
In keeping with the original
concept that makes the choir unique, the music
to reflect the Multicultural Heritage of the
members. The chosen songs from around the world
are mostly sung in English; however, we ensure
that each season, some songs are sung
in their national language.
The Choir celebrated its 35th Anniversary in
2014 with one major Spring concert, “Celebrating
Our Multicultural Roots”. The Concert
was held at River Park Church, with Alumni
as special guests.
President: Paul Davies
Treasurer: Peggy Kett
Secretary: Irene Langille
Years ago, Nancy joined the Jr. choir at her
church. Even before she was able to read, she
loved to sing! Later, when there was no one
to lead the choir, she stepped in, and began
conducting for the first time. She was only
15! That experience launched a lifetime career
of singing, teaching singing, and of course,
Nancy went on to lead groups at her church,
in Girl Guides, as well as in school. She sang
with the Calgary Opera Chorus, Calgary Theatre
Singers and was a member of The Young Canadians
of the Calgary Stampede (and has performed
with them as an Alumni).
Nancy has continued to be involved in the music
scene in Calgary. She was the Music Director
at Living Spirit United church for 11 years
(2002-2013). Currently, she conducts the Calgary
Multicultural Choir (CMC) as well as the Calgary
Music Makers Sr. Citizens choir. She has enjoyed
conducting the CMC since September 2005. Nancy
once said that she had sung in Italian, German,
French, Latin and even Spanish before, but
never in Hungarian, Mende, Hebrew or Estonian
(to name only a few of the languages in which
the CMC has sung)! Her 25 years as a private
singing teacher and accomplished conductor
are skills that she brings to bear when helping
her choirs improve their sound and musicianship.
Nancy continues to hone her skills by attending “conducting” workshops.
In 2011, she attended the World Symposium
of Choral Conductors in Argentina, and she
thoroughly enjoyed attending the symposium
in Korea in 2014.
Please feel free to check out Nancy’s