. Calgary men's chorus

We aspire to create performances that will

     amuse you,

          chill you,

               and thrill you.

 

 

Our MissionThe Calgary Men's Chorus Society achieves excellence in the performance of choral music, creates a nurturing musical and social environment, and garners the respect of both the music community and the community at large.Most of our singers are gay and bi men, but we welcome men of all sexual orientations.

 

 

 

 

Our RootsThe Calgary Men's Chorus was established in 1994. On January 23, 1997 the Calgary Men's Chorus Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the province of Alberta.Since its formation the Calgary Men's Chorus has sought to broaden its audience and establish its place in the Calgary arts community while at the same time remaining an important and visible component of Calgary's GLBT* community. Also, through numerous fundraising performances the CMC has supported the following organizations:

* Southern Alberta HIV Clinic
* The SHARP Foundation
* Music Therapy Program at Carewest (via Calgary Sings! 2005, 2007 and 2009)
* Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank
* gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered

 

During the first North American OutGames (Calgary, 2007), the Calgary Men's Chorus produced Singing Out! as part of the week-long cultural program. We were joined by the Rainbow Harmony Project (Winnipeg), EnChor (Calgary) and the Knox United Church Choir (Calgary). In 2008, the CMC was honoured to sing alongside Calgary's Scarboro United Church Choir during the affirmation service of the Scarboro United Church, a member of Canada's largest protestant denomination. In addition, the CMC has often performed at the CBC Knox Carol Festival, and participated in the Alberta Choral Federation's Choral Fest.

The CMC has performed with a number of well-known local groups including One World Drum Ensemble, the Heebee Jeebees, The Lily Quartet, and Sheri Sommerville. The CMC has also invited newly-formed choruses Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 – such as The Calgary Women's Chorus (2003), Cardea Chorus (2005), and EnChor (2006) – to participate in concerts during their early years to offer them exposure and to provide them the opportunity to perform without incurring the costs associated with producing a concert. In 2006, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Seelig, the CMC performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of a mass choir production of "When We No Longer Touch". The CMC belongs to GALA Choruses and has traveled to participate in some of their international festivals (Montreal 2004, Miami 2008) as well as the Canadian Unison Festival (Edmonton 1998, Toronto 2002, Vancouver 2006, Winnipeg 2010).