May 23 2013
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures.
What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.
Support Your Chorus
Find out how you can help support great music in your community!
In 1982, Marjorie Hopkin's love of barbershop music prompted her to find a way to renew her connection to the art form, neglected but not forgotten. Although there was an existing chorus in Calgary, Marjorie decided to start a new one in north Calgary. She advertised for a director and the call was answered by Don Clarke, a barbershopper with patience, diplomacy and the desire to fulfill the motto of SPEBSQSA. With Marjorie's encouragement to friends and co-workers, a small group of women began meeting at a Public school in northeast Calgary. They were soon hooked on the barbershop sound. Alberta Gold Chorus was conceived.
In those beginning months, the excitement of a new hobby, the laughter, and the wonder of unaccompanied voices creating chords kept the ladies coming back for more. The ladies went door-to-door with fliers, and the chorus grew. The work continued.. and by 1984, the chorus had a consistent attendance of 20 members and chartering was in sight.
In June of 2009, we celebrated those 25 years. We organized a party and invited past members, director's, coaches, quartets, and friends of Alberta Gold to join us. What a wonderful time we had renewing old friendships, revisiting memories, and for some of us making new friends while sharing laughter and song.