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.
Please feel free to check out Nancy’s