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Mount Royal Kantorei

30 Nov Posted by in Featured, Schedule | Comments
Mount Royal Kantorei
 

As one of Mount Royal Conservatory’s choral ensembles, Mount Royal Kantorei offers a diverse and innovative choral experience to its members and audiences. The chorus has been making exceptional choral music for 26 years. A mixed-voice, auditioned choir of 80 members from all walks of life embrace the musical journey together, while building community, engaging audiences through first-class performances, and empowering social impact by fostering collaborations.  For the past seven years, the talented John Morgan, Artistic Director, has led the choir and greatly influenced the adventurous ensemble’s growing reputation for musical excellence, be it classic, contemporary, or Canadian. With his passion for music education and performance, John works across multiple musical genres and cultivates outstanding creativity and collaboration.

Collaborations include The Kenyan Boys Choir, Spiritus Chamber Choir, and Calgary Men’s Chorus, and others. Recent repertoire highlights include Mahler’s Symphony #2 and Brahms’ German Requiem with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sunrise Mass, and The Armed Man with Calgary Youth Orchestra, and Berlin Mass.In 2019, Kantorei won an invitation to perform at the prestigious Cork International Choral Festival’s Fleischmann Competition and plans to travel to Ireland to compete as soon as restrictions are eased.

During the pandemic, Kantorei has become well known for exceptional recordings, virtual videos and music videos such as the incredibly moving “Please Stay” by Jake Runestad and won praise from composer Joshua Rist for their performance of “Invictus”. Their music videos have garnered international followers from around the globe.  The Board of the Kantorei Choral Society provides leadership toward its mandate to enhance the choir’s activities and support the artistic vision.  Kantorei performs in the stunning Bella Concert Hall – Taylor Centre for Performing Arts at Mount Royal University, where wonderful acoustics showcase the choir’s clear, rich harmonies and venues throughout Calgary.

Artistic Director: John Morgan

Piano: Mary Buckley

Cello: Elizabeth Munson

This concert is the sixth in a Series of seven Choral Concerts during 2022 generously sponsored by: