Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir
Mount Royal's Zhi-Yin Choir, an Alberta registered non-profit organization established in 2004, has been actively involved in the Calgary community especially in the local Chinese communities. Under the directorship of its founder and conductor Shana Yang, the Choir has grown to consist of over 60 enthusiastic choral music lovers.
Zhi-Yin Choir is a mixed-voice adult choir. Its main focus is on popular and classical music with Chinese being the most commonly used language. The name of the Choir 'Zhi-Yin' means friends in music, it is the wish for the Choir to share experience and cooperation in music in order to build friendships and to promote multiculturalism in Canada.
Zhi-Yin provides vocal coaching to all of their members through its music conductor and invited guest speakers. The Choir has been active in hosting concerts in Calgary annually and has also participated in concerts in other cities such as Edmonton, Vancouver and New York over the past years.
The year of 2016 signifies a new era for the Choir as it becomes a member of the Mount Royal Conservatory family. We are so excited to have the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts as our new home, and having the possibilities of collaboration with other choirs within the MRU family.
|Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir||Sunday||Sept. 11, 2016 - June 25, 2017||5 - 8 p.m.||$200|
Shana Yang - Mrs. Xue Jia (Shana) Yang was a university graduate in China, majoring in vocal music & choral conducting. She taught university level courses, directed and conducted several well known choirs after graduation, and has since accumulated over 20 years of experience in vocal training and choral conducting. She had received many provincial and national awards in singing and choral conducting in China.
Shana has been teaching private lessons in singing focusing not just on singing techniques but also on stage performances. Many of her students had received awards and recognitions in singing competitions in Canada and abroad. She is the founder of the Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir, and has been the conductor and vocal teacher of the Choir since the group’s inception in 2004. Under her leadership, the Choir has become highly respected in the local Chinese Community, and has received invitations to perform in Edmonton, Vancouver and New York with excellent feedback.
Zhi-Yin Choir is supported by: