Louise Percy's blog
Alberta Gold is dusting off boots and getting ready for some good old-fashioned western fun! Join us at Stampede Park on Tuesday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m. on the Window on the West Stage in the Western Showcase. For more information on the Window on the West and Calgary Stampede, please go to http://westernshowcase.com/window-on-the-west.html.
Alberta Gold was very pleased to take part in the 2018 Harmony Extravaganza, on Wednesday, April 24, hosted by Vocal-Motion Chorus. Each Calgary chorus and competing quartet presented a competition package for an appreciative audience. One highlight of the evening was to sing in a large group featuring most of the evening's performers. The one-time Calgary chorus was called "Crescendo" and it was a pleasure to sing on the risers with so many other women from our city. Next week we all head to Surrey, BC where we will present these same packages on stage, for the audience and the judges. Alberta Gold is excited to present our package and looking forward to a fun and educational weekend away! Go Calgary!
Alberta Gold was pleased to welcome spring at Whitehorn Retirement Village on March 18, 2018. We were joined by Ambrosia Quartet, sang a couple of winter songs, then threw off the winter clothes to usher in the spring! We are excited to be preparing for our annual Regional Competition, and hope you will join us and other Calgary area choruses and quartets on April 25, 2018 at McDougall United Church for Harmony Extravaganza! More details will be coming soon.
Alberta Gold is getting right into the swing of contest preparation with our annual winter retreat at the Entheos Retreat Centre. We spent the weekend rehearsing and being coached on our competition music by Cheryl Pearce, director of Magic City Chorus, and having some fun and social time as well. This workshop is the "kick-off" of our preparation for Regional Competition in Surrey, BC May 4-6, 2018. Stay tuned for information on upcoming performances as we touch up our competiton package!
Alberta Gold and Ambrosia Quartet are busy rehearsing to spread cheer and goodwill during the Christmas season! You can catch us at the Springbank Christmas Market on Saturday, November 4 around 10:30 a.m. ( go here for info about the market https://springbankpark.com). We are also engaged for number of performances at retirements residences in Calgary and Okotoks, and will be presenting our Christmas Friends and Family concert on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Please join us for some singing and some visiting - if you wish to bring a donation for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank it will be gratefully accepted.
Alberta Gold is always happy to participate as cheerleaders and singers along the route for the CIBC Run for the Cure on October 1, 2017. It's emotional and uplifting to sing as runners and walkers of all ages and abilities pass by with a wave and high five. With more than 5,000 participants and volunteers, this year's run raised over $900,000 in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information go to http://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=ab.
Yahoo! Alberta Gold has enjoyed a number of performances during this year's Calgary Stampede. We entertained residents and friends of the Garrison Green Active Living retirement community, and Stampede goers at the Window on the West stage in the Western Oasis at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park, as well as people coming and going at the Calgary Airport.
Alberta Gold had a great weekend at Regional Competition in Surrey, B. C. where we competed with 16 choruses and 18 quartets! We are happy with our results and would like to thank all the organizers for creating a memorable weekend. Cheers to Nina, Peggy, Betty, Melanie and Patricia who attended their first ever Sweet Adelines competition!