Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Mount Royal Choirs
The Conservatory has choirs for ages five to adult — including mixed-voice and boys' choirs — providing singers from Calgary and area a high standard of training and performance opportunities. Regular weekly rehearsals and a broad range of challenging repertoire are supplemented with workshops given by directors and guest conductors.
Performance is a key aspect of our choir program. Each choir is supported by an affiliated society whose role includes producing additional performances and providing enrichment training to supplement our core program. Performance opportunities include our Festive Favourites: Winter Fantasia and Sounds of the Season, as well as community appearances, festivals and concerts featuring individual or combined choirs. In addition, there are touring opportunities to provincial, national or international destinations appropriate to the age and accomplishments of the individual choirs.
|Mount Royal Arietta||Ages 5 - 10||An opportunity for your child to begin a rewarding and life-long journey in music.|
|Mount Royal Arioso||Ages 9-14||Further the growth of your child’s musical literacy, develop your child’s natural instrument, ignite your child’s passion for music.|
|Calgary Boys' Choir||Ages 5 and up||A choral program that empowers boys to be remarkable, expressive and creative citizens.|
|Mount Royal Artio||Ages 14 - 22||Participate in a theatre of voices, in a choir that specializes in music that is distinct, demanding, diverse and innovative.|
|Mount Royal Kantorei||Adults||Strengthen your musical and vocal skills within a challenging framework of choral masterworks from all eras in this 60-member choir. Perform across the city in a wide variety of concerts and events.|
|Zhi-Yin Choir||Adults||Zhi-Yin Choir is a mixed-voice adult choir whose primary focus is on popular and classical Chinese music. |
Ensembles and other vocal programs
Mount Royal Conservatory also offers a variety of vocal programs, ranging from private lessons to group classes to ensembles:
|All ages||Personalized, individual lessons with our highly experienced faculty. Our online lesson request form is the first step.|
|Vocal Jazz Ensemble||Ages 18+||Develop your sense of blend, balance and intonation in an enjoyable atmosphere. Singing in our Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a unique way to use your vocal skills.|
|Vocal Academy||Ages 13 - 19||A comprehensive credit-free training program for singers who exhibit a sincere desire and the vocal talent to become a classical singer.|
|Sing! Adult Camp||Adults 40+||Do you love to sing but have been told by someone that you sound terrible? Do you sing by yourself and never sing in front of others? Do you sing all the time, but run out of songs? Here's your chance to sing to your heart's content.|