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A Christmas Holiday

Thanks to the generosity of those who attended our concert, A Christmas Holiday, we were able to present the Calgary Food Bank with over $700 with which to increase their buying power! We hope you enjoyed our concert, we sure enjoyed singing for (and with) you!

Join us for Christmas

Welcome to the singers who came for open house and are joining us for Christmas 2018! If you were unable to attend our open house, it's not too late to sing with us for Christmas. Visit us on Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at Symon's Valley United church to try out barbershop singing. If you like it (and we think you will!), you can stay with us for two months of vocal instruction, learn a few songs, and perform with the chorus in our annual Christmas concert in November. Looking forward to meeting you!

Fall Open House - come sing with us!

Please join us on Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. for our Fall Open House. We welcome women singers of all ages, and are looking forward to meeting you! There will be a group vocal warmup followed by a short performance, then you can join us on the risers to learn a song in four-part barbershop harmony. If you prefer you can just sit back and take it all in - no pressure! Guests who would like to come back will be able to rehearse with Alberta Gold weekly until mid-November when we will do a Christmas Concert for all our friends and family. You'll get to enjoy both the rehearsal time, camaraderie and friendship, as well as a performance experience! Please let us know if you'll be attending on September 17 by clicking on the Contact link at the top of the page.

Yahoo! it's almost time for Stampede!

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.

Harmony Extravaganza - featuring Crescendo!

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!

Spring is on the Way

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.

Winter Retreat

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!