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German Canadian Male Chorus of Calgary

21 Nov Posted by in Schedule | Comments
German Canadian Male Chorus of Calgary

The German Canadian Male Chorus of Calgary

Friendship, fellowship, singing, and an occasional beer after rehearsal has kept this more-mature group of German-speaking gentlemen together for almost 48 years!  We even have one original member of the choir still singing with us today! 

The love of German songs brought together the original group of 10 men those many years ago and today, with a membership of about 35, the choir still enjoys singing the old folksongs, but has also integrated more English and contemporary music into their repertoire.  The sound of a men’s choir is truly wonderful and the German Canadian Male Chorus takes their love of singing into the community of Calgary as often as possible.  We also augment our season with an Advent concert and Spring Concert.  Our Advent concert this year will take place at St. Boniface German Catholic Church (1923 Broadview Road, N.W.) on Saturday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m.  The choir is directed by Susan Woodward, who has been with the choir since 1978(!) and accompanied on piano by Liz Tremblay, the choir’s newest addition, since the beginning of October.  We are thrilled to be able to sing again in the beautiful acoustics of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer.

For our November 22 concert the choir brings some beautiful traditional German songs to this noon hour concert as well as original Spanish songs composed by the well-known German composer/arranger Otto Groll.  We will also feature solos by two members of the group.  One singing the beautiful melody Try to Remember from the musical “The Fantastiks” and the other a sad and nostalgic song of a mother waiting and longing for her son to return home from the sea.  Our performance will start with the famous “Thunder and Lightning Polka” composed by Johann Strauss.


This concert is part of a series of Choral Concerts during 2018 generously sponsored by: