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: Teresa Boughen
Treasurer: Peggy Kett
Secretary: Irene Langille

Our Artistic Team

Nancy (Jackson) Thomson - Artistic 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. 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)! For over 25 years, she has taught as a private singing teacher. She brings this skill to bear when helping her choirs improve their sound and musicianship.

Nancy continues to hone her skills by attending “conducting” workshops. She also attended the last three World Symposiums of Choral Music, most recently in Barcelona, where she continues to increase her knowledge and experience of authentic world music.

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Melissa Lebo - Accompanist :

Playing piano has always been a part of Melissa’s life. She has accompanied various musical productions over the years, including Storybook Theatre and Painted Fish. Melissa currently plays for Mount Royal University’s Ariosto and Arietta children’s choirs. She is also the accompanist with the University of Calgary’s Chamber Choir. Melissa recently accepted the music director position at St. Andrews Anglican Church. In her spare time Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Steve.




Deanna MacGregor - Flautist:

Deanna began to play the flute at the age of 10 in a community-based shared learning program in New Zealand. She moved to Canada at the age of 14 and joined her high school band, where her love of all things flute was fostered, forming a desire to study music at the University level. She is a freelance musician and music educator teaching private lessons as well as workshops and band camps for school and community band programs. Deanna plays flute and piccolo with the Calgary Civic Symphony and is honoured to be welcomed into the contagious enthusiasm and hearts of the CMC choir members and director, making music as one.






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