Mount Royal Artio Choir
For ages 15+
Artio is noted for being "Calgary's Premier exponent of collaborative, experimental choral theatre." - Stephan Bonfield (Calgary Herald)
The name Artio is derived from the Celtic word for "bear," and was the name of a Gallo-Roman goddess who often took the form of a bear. She represented creative, bold and emergent abundance — all qualities that describe the singers who make up Mount Royal Artio and what they do.
Artio specializes in choral music that is distinct, demanding, diverse and innovative. They explore a variety of genres from early music through to innovative creations being crafted by today’s composers. They re-imagine and re-invent music of the past and embrace the avant-garde music of tomorrow while continually seek to push the boundaries of choral music and performance. In addition Mount Royal Artio has been involved in a number of collaborative events including performing on stage with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield in 2016 and Tanya Tagaq in 2017.
Mount Royal Artio presents a final choral music performance each year that fuses music with innovative ideas and other art forms — “choral theatre” performances that highlight the season and give audiences exciting new performance presentations that draw upon the talent and imagination of the members.
If you are imaginative and keen to explore music and art in a variety of forms, explore membership in Mount Royal Artio.
Choir Director: Jean-Louis Bleau
|Mount Royal Artio||CRN 90891||Tuesday||Sept. 4, 2018 - May 28, 2019||6:30 - 9:00 p.m.||Nickle Theatre||$580|
*Note: Fees prorated if joining in Winter Term 2019.
For enrollment, please call 403-440-6821 or email the Conservatory.
Mount Royal Artio is supported by: