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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!"

Merry Christmas from ARCS!

on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 12:19

The ARCS Family of Choirs extends to you and yours our best wishes for the holiday season!  On Sunday, December 9th, 150 voices -- members of Up2Christmas, Up2Something and Something Different -- joined together to present "Something Christmas" at River Park Church.  We were thrilled to perform for two sold-out audiences and appreciated their enthusiastic reception.  Thank you for all the positive feedback!  What a magical time is the Christmas season and we were so honored to share it with you! 

I'm writing from a clifftop near Paia in Maui, Hawaii.  Having arrived here just a couple of days ago, I'm finding it odd to adjust to lush green hillsides, sunshine and crashing waves when just a week ago I was dashing through the snow en route to our Christmas performances.  How wonderful is a world in which we have the freedom to board a plane and within hours, be in a different time zone, climate and scenery.  On the way to our accommodation, we passed a Christmas display of Santa and his reindeer, in front of which a man was mowing his lawn.  Strange to say the least for a born and bred Canadian!

As 2012 comes to a close, I'm reminded of the many things for which I'm grateful.  Among these is the opportunity to make music with men and women who share my passion for the art.  Most of us never have the opportunity to stand on a stage and sing "O Holy Night" in complex harmony with a cohort of more than 100 people.  What a great gift!