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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!

Something Christmas SOLD OUT!

on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:09

ARCS is delighted to present a celebration of the season with "Something Christmas" on Sunday, December 9th at River Park Church.  BOTH PERFORMANCES ARE NOW SOLD OUT!  Two performances at 3:30pm and 7:30pm will take place with opportunities for the audience to join us for Christmas carolling throughout.  Up2Christmas, Up2Something and Something Different will each present selections from their repertoire followed by a spine-tingling rendition of O Holy Night!  Steve Olson will emcee and a portion of ticket proceeds will support Music Therapy programs at Carewest Continuing Care Centres.  The performances are approximately 75 minutes without an intermission.

Something Christmas has experienced unprecented popularity this year with the matinee performance already sold out.  A few remaining tickets are currently available for the evening performance and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.  Festival seating is in effect with doors opening 30 minutes before each of the performances.  The evening performance will be followed by a reception.

Something Christmas has become an annual tradition for the ARCS family of choirs.  Each year, we look forward to sharing our enjoyment and love of singing with our audiences!  We are thrilled that our choirs have become widely popular and honored that so many have chosen to include Something Christmas in their Christmas traditions.

We look forward to performing for you and singing with you this Sunday!