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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.

Something Awesome!

on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 13:26

The ARCS Annual Talent Show and Silent Auction is fast-approaching...and with a record number of entries this year, it's going to be a humdinger!  Saturday, March 2nd at the Gateway at SAIT Polytechnic is the place to be at 7:30pm.  Members of ARCS' choirs let their hair down, take the spotlight and let it rip!  There's a vast array of talent and tunes in a tour de force of 28 unique and entertaining acts.

The Annual Talent Show came about many years ago as a means to enable ARCS members to express and explore their individual musical gifts.  Taking the stage as a soloist or part a duet or ensemble is no easy feat.  It takes courage, hard work and dedication to stand up in front of an audience and deliver a song.  That's why it's so remarkable and rewarding that in 2013, the Talent Show is still one of the highlights of ARCS' season!

In addition to everything taking place onstage, there will be some incredible items under the spotlight, and under the auction hammer, in the Silent Auction.  One-of-a-kind items and experiences will go to the highest bidder, so please bring your credit card!  All proceeds support the ongoing operations of ARCS.

So what are you waiting for?  The stage is set for an unforgettable evening!  Tickets are now on sale - see the sidebar for how to get yours!


Welcome 2013!

on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 11:20

Sing in 2013!
A very Happy New Year to you and yours from the ARCS Family of Choirs!  As we say hello to a fresh new year, it's a good time to look ahead to all the great things in store.  One thing is for sure -- ARCS will be singing our way through 2013 and we hope you'll join us!

ARCS is currently registering new singers for the following programs:

  • Something Lite:  Non-auditioned, non-performing mixed chorus
  • She's Up2Something:  Non-auditioned, performing women's chorus
  • Something Different:  Auditioned, performing mixed ensemble (please contact us if you'd like to schedule an audition interview)

Rehearsals for all programs reconvene the week of January 7th.  New singers are welcome to join in and try us out before making a commitment.  Complete information is available by looking under "How2Join".

ARCS is excited about its upcoming performances and events!  We proudly present the ARCS Talent Show & Silent Auction on March 2nd; Calgary Sings! 2013 on April 20, and our year-end production "Do You Hear the People Sing!" on June 1 and 2nd.  Please see Up&Coming for details.

Thank you for making 2012 such a rewarding year for ARCS.  We are grateful to our singers, volunteers, staff and supporters who have helped us in our mission to "awaken, nurture and share the magic of voices in harmony!"