Calgary Women's Chorus
Singing with passion, performing with flair!
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 40 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!
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 wonderful and inspiring musical leaders!
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, Co-Director of the Calgary Multicultural Choir, 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
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.
Secretary and Communication
and Liaison with Cody
Joye B. and Margot G.
Evelyn R. and Diane P.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
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information about our upcoming events!
You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at (403) 281-4733