• Calgary Women's Chorus

    Singing with passion, performing with flair!

  • Upcoming Concert!

    Dance on My Heart: Women's Story in Song

    Sunday, May 27th @ 2:30 PM

     

    St. Gerard's Catholic Church

    8944 Elbow Dr SW, Calgary

    Doors open at 2:00 PM

    Concert at 2:30 PM
     

    Tickets:
    $15 Concert and Tea
    $10 Concert Only
    Children 12 & Under FREE
    Available in advance by emailing info@calgarywomenschorus.ca

    or calling (403) 281-4733

     

    The Calgary Women’s Chorus continues their wonderful tradition of a Spring Concert and Tea! Join them this year as they explore aspects of women’s life in a concert called “Dance on My Heart: Women’s Story in Song.” Some of the themes explored will be youth, love, marriage, social justice, and personal empowerment.

    One of the highlights for the choir is a song called “Malala, Pakistani Girl” arranged by Canadian composer Larry Nickel. This piece celebrates the youngest Nobel Peace laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who stood up against the Taliban and has become a worldwide beacon of hope, campaigning for education and peace for every child in the world.

  • About the Choir

    The Calgary Women's Chorus is a non-auditioned choir that was

    established in 2011 and has grown every season since then! Now with over 50 members, the women in this choir love to sing and socialize together. They rehearse weekly for an hour and a half and prepare programs for both their fall and spring sessions that are performed throughout the city at Retirement Residences, Care Centres, the Knox Carol Festival, ChoralFest, and by request. Their end-of-the-year Spring Tea always draws a big audience and lots of smiles!

  • Listen

    Here is an artistic video created from a live performance in the

    Spring of 2015.  It is the touching and tender Maritime piece,

    "The Love of the Sea" by Donna Rhodenizer.

  • Our Team

    Our wonderful and inspiring musical leaders!

    Cody Obst,

    Artistic Director & Conductor

    Cody Obst is known as a passionate and talented conductor, pianist, vocal coach, and organist. He is extremely active in the Calgary music scene, presenting over 50 concerts annually in addition to maintaining a demanding musical life as a church organist and music director. Currently, Cody is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Calgary Women's Chorus and Music Director at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. He performs regularly as a pianist and is also dedicated to teaching.

     

    Cody’s primary study was completed at Brandon University (BMus, BEd, graduating with the Silver Medal for best student in the program) and the University of Calgary (MMus.) He has been a full-time church organist since the age of 14 and also began conducting at this age. As a pianist, Cody has competed and performed at all levels including two national competitions, several international festivals, and given concerts throughout Western Canada.

     

    Cody’s aim is to bring joy in music making to all those he comes in contact with. He loves engaging diverse audiences with the power of Classical music! In the rare time when he isn’t making music, you can find him at the movies, eating at a new restaurant, Twittering, Facebooking, reading, or curling. Learn how to stay in contact by visiting www.codyobst.com

    Antonina Cox,

    Pianist & Assistant Director

    Antonina received her early training at the Special Music School in Minsky, Belarus.  She earned a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Musicology from the Conservatory in St. Petersburg (Russia), studying piano with internationally-renowned pianist Vladimir Shakin.

     

    Since 1992, Antonina has pursued her career in Canada as a piano accompanist, organist and teacher.  She studied organ performance at the Mount Royal Organ Academy with Terrence Fullerton and Neil Cockbourn.  Antonina received a Diploma of an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

     

    Antonina has accompanied many soloists and choirs, including the Mount Royal Children’s Choirs, Cantaré Children’s Choir, Calgary Choral Society, the Dutch Canadian Choir, Rachel Hop Studio, Bach Society Chorus, Revv 52. She has travelled with groups as a pianist and organist in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, Ireland, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Australia, Italy and the Vatican.

     

    Antonina loves teaching young and older individuals, privately and in public schools. She currently teaches part-time at Akiva Akademy, is the music director at McDougal United Church, and accompanies the Calgary Girls’ School choir and the Calgary Women’s Choir.

     

    Antonina devotes the rest of her time to her family and a puppy Kingsley.

    Board Members

    Donna W.

    Coordinator 

    Sheila G.

    Secretary and Communication

    Anne F.

    Performances, Attendance,

    and Liaison with Cody

    Catherine C. / Nancy B.

    Finance 

    Heide B. / Barbara L. / Thelma W. / Kathy Y.

    Music Librarians 

    Loretta M. / Margot G. / Elizabeth D.

         Hospitality

  • What Are the Benefits?

    Sharing music that raises the spirits of choir members and their audiences.

    Learning vocal and breathing techniques that improve our singing ability and foster healthy living.

    Meeting with others who have common interests.

    An opportunity to participate in a broader music community.

  • Join Us

    If you are interested in singing a try-out rehearsal with us

    or would like our more detailed document,

    "Information for New Members", please contact our

    Coordinator, Donna, at info@calgarywomenschorus.ca 

     

    Our rehearsals and concerts are generally between

    September 1st and May 31st each season.

     

    Practices are Thursday's from 1:30 - 3:00 PM

    at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

    703 Heritage Dr SW

    Calgary, AB T2V 2W4

  • Contact

    Send us your comments or ask us to add you to our mailing list for

    information about our upcoming events!

     

    You can always email us at info@calgarywomenschorus.ca

    or call us at (403) 281-4733