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 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!
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, pianist, conductor, vocal coach, and organist has dedicated his life to sharing the joy of music with everyone he meets. His remarkable technical ability, depth of musical expression, and engaging stage presence are known to transport and delight listeners from all walks of life.
An advocate of arts accessibility for all, Mr. Obst has given well over 2,000 public presentations as soloist, accompanist, and conductor from tiny churches in rural Saskatchewan to huge concert halls in Japan. He holds Bachelor of Music and Education degrees from Brandon University and a Masters Degree from the University of Calgary (where he studied with Prof. Charles Foreman.) He performs frequently with pop vocalist, Michael Hope, and appears on a CD with him titled, “Hallelujah,” which was nominated for “Inspirational Album of the Year” by the Gospel Music Association of Canada. And he regularly works with pianists and singers of all ages through private teaching, public clinics, adjudications, and workshops.
He values all of the arts and believes that they are life-enriching in ways that aren't always recognized by today's society. He frequents concerts of many different musical genres and also loves the theatre, ballet, contemporary dance, and the visual arts. In the rare time he isn't making music, you can find him enjoying cooking, at the movies, reading, eating at a new restaurant, or curling. Feel free to stay in contact by adding him on Facebook or Instagram!
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, 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
Heide B. / Barbara L. / Thelma W. / Kathy Y.
Diane P. / Christine V. / Ishbel W.
Emma G. / Candy L.
Social Media Team
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, Elizabeth, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our rehearsals and concerts are generally between
September 1st and May 31st each season.
Practices are Thursday's from 1:15 - 3:00 PM
at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
703 Heritage Dr SW
Calgary, AB T2V 2W4
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 email@example.com
or call us at (403) 281-4733.