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 continues 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 Members as special guests.

Current Executive
President: Paul Davies
Vice President: currently vacant
Treasurer: Peggy Kett
Secretary: Irene Langille

Co-Directors
 

Co-Director/Conductor :

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, conducting.

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 website at:

www.nancyjackson.ca e: IConductCMC@shaw.ca

 

 
               

   

2009-16 Calgary Multicultural Choir
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