Dear Friends of The Festival Chorus,

We are extremely proud of this season’s fresh and inventive programming. We are also celebrating our 65th year which makes us one of the longest, continuously performing amateur organizations in the Calgary area! As you may notice, the design of our seasonal imagery has a mid-century modern theme that will evoke retrospection and nostalgia for the era we debuted.  

Additionally, I am thrilled to introduce our new Artistic Director, Paul Grindlay. Paul is picking up the baton from Mel Kirby who retired this past season. He is an experienced professional with an eloquent, illuminating style and an obvious love of choral music. 

Respected within the music community (as both a singer and choral director) he has appeared as a soloist/chorister with many Alberta choirs and orchestras, has formerly directed the Calgary Boys’ Choir, Airdrie Community Choir, SuperSonic Men’s Choir, Knox Presbyterian Church Choir, and currently directs the choir of Christ Church Elbow Park and the Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players. Read more about Paul here.

You will certainly want to attend one of our concerts – or, better yet, all of the Festival Chorus events this 23/24 season. We are looking forward to celebrating a special milestone while ushering in a new era with Paul’s leadership. 

We are again pleased to offer season subscriptions (with rates for adults and seniors) as well as single tickets. Visit our tickets page for more information. 

When you purchase tickets for our concerts this year, please consider donating. We are a non-profit organization and rely heavily on the financial contributions of our community supporters.  Please visit our donation page via CanadaHelps.org or include a donation with your ticket order form. 

We are indebted to you, our loyal audience, for keeping choral music alive and blooming in our beautiful city. 

Yours in celebration and song,

Cam Schneider, President

THE FESTIVAL CHORUS 2023-2024 Season