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Do You Hear the People Sing?

on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 11:57

Do You Hear the People Sing?
The ARCS Family of Choirs was proud to present "Do You Hear the People Sing?" in three performances at the EPCOR CENTRE'S Martha Cohen Theatre on June 1st and 2nd, 2013.  150 voices converged for this spectacular season finale to ARCS' 11th year of awakening, nurturing and sharing the magic of voices in harmony!

From our earliest recollections, we all have a "musical scrapbook" filled with songs we've sung - in school, on a roadtrip, in church or at a hockey game.  "Do You Hear the People Sing?" explored the repertoire that we all share and sing when we get together...the music of the people!

Since 2002, ARCS has been delighting audiences with their unique brand of choral music.  Now with five programs dedicated to the adult singer, ARCS moves proudly into its second decade with this season finale featuring performances by three of its family members:  Up2Something, She's Up2Something and Something Different.  Costumes, staging and choreography are standard ingredients in every ARCS production and will complement the wide variety of repertoire shared.  We've been bringing audiences to their feet since we began - and we the tradition continued with our most recent production!

Our special thanks and most heartfelt congratulations to the many, many singers, volunteers, audience members and family and friends who made "Do You Hear the People Sing?" such a great success.  Bravo!


Let Music Live!

on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 11:28

What a night!  The ARCS Family of Choirs hosted an evening that will not soon be forgotten on Saturday, April 20th at Knox United Church.  She's Up2Something and Up2Something played host to seven guest choirs -- from barbershop to yodlers -- all sewn together by the remarkably gifted Heebee-jeebees who served as emcees and entertainers extraordinaire.

A sold-out house was treated to an onslaught of talent that was filled with amazing music, incredible variety and exceptional quality.  Our thanks to our guest choirs -- the Westwinds Choral Ensemble, Calgary Men's Chorus, Bow Valley Chorus, Big Rock Singers, Yodler Club Heimattreu, Second Chants, and the Stampede City Chorus -- for joining us in the 5th edition of the Biennial Calgary Sings! event.  Our fine city enjoys a wealth of opportunity for adults to sing in harmony!

The culmination of the evening was a spine-tingling performance by the Mass Choir of 375 voices of Joseph Martin's "The Awakening".  For anyone who was there - singing this remarkable piece, or listening in the audience -- this was breathtaking.  The proclamation "Let Music Live!" was a fitting conclusion to an evening that will live on in our memories for a very long time.

A portion of proceeds from the 2013 Calgary Sings! event will be donated to the Calgary Health Trust in support of the Music Therapy Program at Carewest facilities.  To all who made Calgary Sings! possible, our deepest thanks and appreciation for making music with us, for allowing us the opportunity to sing, and to supporting us in our passion.

Until 2015!

9 Great Choirs...One Incredible Night!

on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:41

The Adult Recreational Choir Society of Calgary (ARCS) proudly presents Calgary Sings! on Saturday, April 20th at Knox United Church.

Once every two years, ARCS invites a diverse group of adult choirs from Calgary and Area to join together in an evening of glorious song.  From its inception for Calgary's Centennial in 2005, Calgary Sings! has become a highly anticipated choral event unlike any other.  The program includes brief programs by each of the nine participating choirs and culminates in a breathtaking Mass Choir of over 400 voices.

Calgary Sings! 2013 features these great choirs:

  • Up2Something
  • She's Up2Something
  • Big Rock Singers
  • Bow Valley Chorus
  • Calgary Men's Chorus
  • Second Chants
  • Stampede City Chorus
  • Westinds Choral Ensemble
  • Yodler Club Heimattreu Calgary

The Heebee-jeebees provide the magical ingredient of Calgary Sings! with their spontaneous sense of humor, harmony and hilarity.  A good time is guaranteed to be had by all!

Net proceeds from Calgary Sings! will be donated to the Calgary Health Trust in support of the Music Therapy Program at Carewest Continuing Care Centres.

We hope you'll join us!  Tickets for Calgary Sings! 2013 are now on sale.  See the sidebar and the "Calgary Sings!" link on the menu bar for additional details.