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The Music of the Movies

on Mon, 08/16/2010 - 11:04

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So much has changed over the past 100 years as technology and people's need for escape have driven the entertainment industry.  Once upon a time, music was not nearly as accessible as it is today.  Large scale productions took the form of opera and symphony, and the introduction of the piano was considered a major advancement since it allowed for music to be heard in the home.  Of course, opera and symphony continue to be popular musical genres, however the movies are really the playground for the new musical geniuses of our generation.

While Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven may be household names to this day, the cinematic composer hasn't yet reached immortality.  But such names as John Williams, Ennio Marricone, Max Steiner and Elmer Bernstein are considered to be in the top 100 film composers of all times.   

A film score is the background music of a film (which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film). The term soundtrack may be confused with film score. A soundtrack, however, contains everything audible in the film including sound effects and dialogue. Soundtrack albums may also include songs featured in the film as well as previously released music by other artists.

ARCS 2017 Talent Show & Silent Auction

on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 00:00

ARCS 2017 Talent Show & Silent Auction: Made in Canada took place last night at the Gate at SAIT and, oh, what a night it was! Talent galore took the stage in a non-stop salute to Canadian music and Canadian artists. Appearances by "Captain Kirk", "Edith Prickley" and "Doug McKenzie" and Bob's hoser sister helped move the evening's three acts along in hilarious style (eh), while a full house bid on an array of Silent Auction items and a wine raffle.
The evening was a smorgasbord of talent from within the ranks of ARCS' "She's Up2Something" and "Up2Something" choirs - solos, duets, trios and ensembles dazzled and entertained. The audience was treated to 23 entries - from Gordon Lightfoot to Leonard Cohen, Ian Tyson to Alannah Myles - and everything in between.
A huge volunteer force supported this annual ARCS event, contributing hundreds of hours to planning, decorating, organizing, logistics, graphic design, set-up, tear-down, production, and much more. We are so grateful to each and everyone who played a part in the huge success of this event.
Our thanks to the many friends and family of ARCS who joined us to celebrate the incredible talent within our organization. This was a stellar presentation of fine performances and it was a pleasure and privilege to share it with our audience.
To those who took the stage - putting in so much time and effort in preparation for the event -

Something Christmas

on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:03

"Something Christmas" has become a family favourite. Celebrate the holidays with a variety of music that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. An assortment of Christmas favourites and special performances await, including music by some special Canadian composers and artists, as we invite you to come "home for the holidays".

​Join us at one of our three performances: Sunday, Decemiber 4 at 3:30PM and 7:00PM and Monday, December 5 at 7:00PM. Tickets are now on sale for $15 each, with a portion of proceeds supporting Music Therapy at Carewest through the Calgary Health Trust.

NOTE: There are still tickets available for tonght's performance.   They will be on sale at the door for $20 each.  Doors open at 6:00pm.

2016 marks the 13th Anniversary of "Something Christmas". Join the choirs of ARCS as we share the joy of what it means to be "Home For Christmas"!