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The 2014-15 Edition of the Singer Handbook is Here!

on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:30
Better late than never!  For all those who are new to ARCS and all our returning singers, the 2014-15 Edition of the ARCS Singer Handbook is full of tips, guidelines and helpful information to help make your choir experience even better.  Each year we make improvements to our handbook based on feedback from you.  And there are some amazing photos from our 2014 Season Finale, "British Invasion" to help make the read interesting and entertaining.
 
Since ARCS strives to be ecofriendly, we don't produce hard copies of this document as we'd prefer you to read it online.  If, however, you do wish to print a copy, you're welcome to do so and it's formatted to fit on standard letter size paper.  We're still figuring out how to make this available as an iBook which allows for some additional content, like audio and video.  Perhaps next year!
 
As we approach the Christmas season and performances, we strongly encourage that you spend a few minutes perusing the handbook and familiarizing yourself with the content.  Everything from our organizational values to the philosophy on which we base our costuming is included.  It's a real page-turner!
We recently learned that our Singer Handbook has been used by other organizations as an example to follow - what a great compliment!  We hope that you, our members, appreciate the content as well and help us make ARCS the best it can be by putting it to use.

Welcome!

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:05
The arrival of another new season of ARCS is upon us and we continue to flourish.  A sincere welcome to all our new and returning singers!  You're part of a family of choirs that is devoted to awakening, nurturing and sharing the magic of voices in harmony.  Our theme for the season is "Dance to the Music" and the reception to the repertoire has been very positive.  Under the direction of Brian, Michelle and Brent, we're committed to creating a positive environment, learning new things, and sharing laughter and community with you.
 
ARCS is fortunate to have many dedicated people working on your behalf.  From our Board of Directors to the scores of volunteers who make our activities possible, we are reliant on an army of committed individuals who share their time and talents.  Our exceptional Admin Team lead by Robyn Jackson continues to provide strong support to our operations.  And we're blessed with a very talented Artistic Team who strive for excellence and are loved by our members.  We thrive as an organization because of all these essential ingredients.
 
If you're new to ARCS, we want to be sure you feel informed, welcomed and connected.  There are many resources to help ensure a positive introduction.  Do check out this website for updates, schedules, rehearsal plans, demo recordings and notices of upcoming events.  The Singer Handbook is in revision and will be available soon but in the meantime, please review the 2013-14 version for important information regarding your choir membership.

Registration is Now Open!

on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:51
 

Registration for ARCS’ 2014-15 Season “Dance to the Music” is Now Open!

 
ARCS marks its 13th season with music that will get your feet moving!  "Dance to the Music" is our theme this year and our repertoire will include Pharrell Williams' smash hit "Happy" and a whole lot more!  Registration for our 4 choirs is now even easier.  Click on Join Us! above to learn more about our choirs, to view the season calendar, and to register online! We are excited about this evolution – we want to make your participation in our choirs as positive as possible!
 
We wish to note at this time that our Up2Something Choir is now FULL.  
 
There are some spots left in our Up2Christmas Choir and our Something Lite Choir is still accepting new members.  We are thrilled about the response for our programs this year both from past members and new ones and we look forward to their enthusiasm lighting up the stage!
 
If you have any questions or have problems registering, please don't hesitate to contact Robyn at (403)282-4378 or robyn.jackson@up2something.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you this fall!

Something Lite - Summer! Registration Now Open!

on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:39
 
Registration is now open for our summer program, Something Lite – Summer!  Director Brent Tucker will lead this enthusiastic group through a variety of repertoire and vocal instruction over the warmer months.  Keep your vocal cords limber and your soul inspired as you sing through the likes of Phantom of the Opera, Higher Love (Steve Winwood), and Stand By Me!  Join us starting Tuesday, June 10th at 7pm at Altadore Baptist Church, session runs until August 26th.  There is a one-time fee of $150 and your registration can be processed online HERE

"British Invasion!" DVD Orders

on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:33
 
Members can now order DVD copies of ARCS most recent production, "British Invasion!".  Falstaff Productions will once again be creating the DVD.  Order your copy to replay your favourite highlights of the show and show it to friends and family who couldn't attend!  It's the perfect keepsake from your past year with ARCS!  The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, June 19.

For $40 you will receive a professionally produced DVD; for an additional $5 you can have it shipped directly to your home (within 6 weeks of the show).

Click HERE to order!

Year End Show Tickets Now On Sale!

on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:42

A Royal Treat!

on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:10

The ARCS 2014 Talent Show and Silent Auction on March 1st at the Gateway on the SAIT Campus was a huge success!  Members of Up2Something, She's Up2Something and Something Different contributed to an evening of incredible talent, entertaining acts, moving music and king-sized fun.  The evening featured 29 acts - each unique, special and well-prepared.  Drawing from the theme of our 2013-14 season, "British Invasion", the performers brought us their renditions of The Beatles, Elton John, Adele, Pink Floyd, Shirley Bassey and the Rolling Stones...and a whole lot more.
 
Each season, the members of ARCS are invited to enter the annual Talent Show and "strut their stuff".  Within solos, duets, trios and ensembles, the talent of our members is given a chance to shine.  And on March 1st, it shone bright!  What a fun night was had by all.
Congratulations to all the performers and thanks to the many volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the 2014 Talent Show & Silent Auction an incredible success.

Talent Show Tickets Now On Sale!

on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 20:08
 
Join us for the ARCS 2014 Talent Show & Silent Auction, March 1st at the Gateway, SAIT Polytechnic! 
 
Featuring performances by our members this annual event is highly anticipated and highly entertaining. 
 
You'll enjoy a casual, dinner-theatre style event in three acts, jam-packed with talent, humor and fun.
 
Come and cheer on the performers as they take the stage in solos, duets, trios and ensembles - and you may just be invited to sing along!
 
This is an ADULT ONLY EVENT (18 years and older only) and features an cash bar.   Doors open at 7:00pm and performances begin at 7:30pm.
 

Bring it On!

on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 18:19

It's a New Year and ARCS is looking forward to some exciting times ahead!  Our 2014 calendar is full of opportunities for our singers to strut their stuff and immerse themselves in the joy of singing!

With the arrival of 2014, we're pleased to set the stage for the highly anticipated annual Talent Show and Silent Auction.  Entry Guidelines and Entry Forms are available now for performing groups of all shapes and sizes.  Our season theme "British Invasion" provides a king (or queen) sized library of music from which to choose.  Whether you're a David Bowie, The Who, Queen, Clash or Adele wannabe, this is your chance to shed your reservations and show the world what you're really made of!

The 2013-14 Season is off to a sensational start and we welcome all who are new to our program.  With the success of our 2013 "Something Christmas" production behind us, we look forward to singing our way through the coming months as we prepare for the Season Finale in June.

ARCS programs have enjoyed unprecedented popularity this season - but opportunities remain for those still wanting to get in on the action, and the fun!  Please check out our website for information about our five programs and use the "Feedback" button at left if you have any questions.  We welcome you to drop in on a rehearsal if you simply want to check out what we're all about.

To all of our members, we extend our warmest wishes for a peaceful, prosperous and music-filled New Year!

Season's Greetings

on Tue, 12/24/2013 - 10:47

On behalf of the ARCS Family of Choirs, our very best wishes to you and yours for the Holidays.  This special time of year is made more so because of friends, family -- and music!  We hope that you are surrounded by all these things.

May 2014 bring you peace, happiness and prosperity in abundance!  Thank you for making 2013 such a memorable season of success for ARCS.  We look forward to singing in the New Year with you!

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