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on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 20:15
Welcome to 2015! To our many new singers and all those returning after the holidays, our best wishes to you and yours for a Happy New Year. The weeks and months ahead are packed with fun and fulfilling opportunities to sing, learn and make new friends.
Right around the corner is the ARCS 2015 Talent Show & Silent Auction. All members of ARCS are invited to enter the Talent Show and show off their special abilities. This event is one of the highlights of our season and not to be missed. The Entry Deadline is extended to February 5th.
Complete details and the Entry Form are available here. And don't forget to line up your Silent Auction contributions!
Just down the road are more exciting ARCS events, including the She's Up2Something Retreat (February 28th-March 1st) and Calgary Sings! (April 18th). Up2Something and She's Up2Something will also converge at Altadore Baptist Church on January 24th for our first workshop of 2015.
Stay tuned for further updates and highlights of our 2014-15 season. Above all, we hope you enjoy being part of ARCS and look forward to making great music together!

Something Christmas!

on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:16
The ARCS Family of Choirs proudly presented three performances of "Something Christmas" on December 7 and 8 and Riverpark Church.  Along with emcee and storyteller Steve Olson, Up2Christmas and Up2Something delighted audiences with performances of seasonal favorites, including "Jingle Bells", "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming", "Huron Carol" and "We Need a Little Christmas".  The combined choir of 150 voices served up spine-tingling renditions of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" and "O Holy Night".  The audience joined in on a special "Holiday Sing-Along" that included "Deck the Hall" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".  A grand time was had by all!
2014 marked the 10th Anniversary of "Up2Christmas" - a seasonal chorus that began in 2005 under the direction of Brian Bowman.  Over time, it has become a women's chorus.  Under the direction of Michelle Kotelko, it has flourished and grown to its present size of approximately 75 enthusiastic and talented women.  Up2Something - a mixed chorus of some 85 men and women -- has lent there voices to the annual Christmas production and 2014 was no exception.  Video recordings of the exceptional performances of these two choirs is available on YouTube along with a selection of photos from the production, available by clicking here.
ARCS is now accepting new singers to two of its programs: She's Up2Something and Something Lite.  More information on these excellent singing opportunities is available by clicking on the "Join Us" tab.

Something Christmas!

on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:42
The sounds and spirit of the season come alive with the 2014 ARCS production "Something Christmas". The ARCS family of choirs proudly presents this celebration of the holiday season in song with Up2Christmas and Up2Something performing.
Something Christmas has become a family favorite and this year has expanded to three performances:
Sunday, December 7 at 3:30PM
Sunday, December 7 at 7:00PM
Monday, December 8 at 7:00PM.
Tickets are now on sale with a portion of proceeds supporting Music Therapy at Carewest through the Calgary Health Trust.  All performances take place at Riverpark Church, located at 3818 - 14A Street SW in Calgary.
Since 2003, the ARCS family of choirs has been dedicated to awakening, nurturing and sharing the magic of voices in harmony.  In its 13 years, ARCS has grown to include four choirs and over 200 singers.  2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of Something Christmas.
Join the choirs of ARCS and host Steve Olson for an exhilirating holiday concert that will set your spirit soaring!