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Westside Singers

30 Oct Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Westside Singers

Westside Singers is a 55 Plus four-part choir that was formed in 1987 by Marilyn Perkins, as the result of a New Horizons grant which tried to encourage more people to enjoy choral music in Calgary. It has continued through the years and is now going into its 32nd season, giving pleasure to both audiences and performers alike.

Our Director is Karen Nell-Bennett, and this is her fourth season leading this incredible group of singers. Karen is also Director of TC Energy in Harmony choir, the Music Director of the Confederation Park Seniors’ Chorus, the Choral Director at Symons Valley United Church and runs a successful voice and piano teaching studio, KnB Music Ltd. She was the Minister of Music at St. Andrew’s United Church from 2005 to 2014 and has led many community choirs since moving to Calgary in 2004. Karen comes from Newfoundland and in addition to her Bachelor of Music from Memorial University, she also has a Masters in Music in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance from the University of Alberta. When she’s not living her love for music, she enjoys spending time watching curling or reading with one (or all) of her three cats curled up on her lap.

Alma Sloboda is our accompanist and has been with the choir since 2005. Alma also accompanies the Corpus Christi Men’s Chorale.

     Westside Singers performs for different audiences throughout the year, usually in December and April. The choir offers both the chance to learn new music and to socialize with others through get-togethers following each practice and yearly pot-lucks. All are welcome to join us and we look forward to performing for you.

This choral concert is the sixth in a series of seven Choral Concerts during 2019 generously sponsored by: