• Kantorei

Mount Royal Kantorei, has been making exceptional choral music for 26 years. A mixed-voice, auditioned choir of 70 members from all walks of life, Kantorei is the flagship chorus of Mount Royal University’s Conservatory.

Kantorei performs in the stunning Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University, where wonderful acoustics showcase the choir’s clear, rich harmonies. Collaborations include The Kenyan Boys Choir, Spiritus Chamber Choir, and Calgary Men’s Chorus. Recent highlights include Mahler’s Symphony #2 and Brahms’ German Requiem with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; The Sunrise Mass and The Armed Man with Calgary Youth Orchestra; Berlin Mass.

Kantorei recently won an invitation to perform at the prestigious Cork International Choral Festival's Fleischmann competition and plans to travel to Ireland to compete as soon as restrictions are eased.  During the pandemic, Kantorei has become well known for exceptional recordings, virtual videos and music videos such as the incredibly moving "Please Stay" by Jake Runestad. 

Early Bird Registration recieve $25 off from May to August

Director: John Morgan

CRN Day Dates Time Room Fee
90233 Monday Sep. 1, 2023 - May 27, 2024 7:15- 9:45 p.m. ED2102 $475

*Fees include $400.00 for Kantorei tuition as well as a society fee of $75.00. 



Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Mount Royal Kantorei for the 2022/ 2023 season.  This year's auditions will have two options.  The first option is to submit a video.   The second option is to attend our open rehearsals posted below so you can get to know us. 

Option 1 Submit a Video (Accepted Year Round)

Please submit a video of yourself singing.  It can be anything i.e. 30 seconds of your favorite song, or maybe the whole song (any genre).  Maybe you remember an alto line from a piece you sang years ago and want to submit that.  If you haven't sung a piece in a while, record yourself singing vocal exercises and warm up that shows your range.  Introduce yourself and talk about your singing experience too!

Please fill out the following form to complete your video submission.  At the bottom of the form you will be able to post a link to your video or you can upload the video directly to us.  If you are having any difficulties with the form please email info@kantorei.ca for help. 

Option 2  Attend our Open Rehearsals

Kantorei rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:15pm to 9:45pm at Mount Royal University.  We are rehearsing in person at the beautiful Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts on the mezzanine level of the Bella Concert Hall located at 18 Mount Royal Circle SW. http://goo.gl/maps/1N1KPBeRu9RYVG1v8

Kantorei Audition Form

Our open rehearsals are September 12 and 19, 2022 and January 9, 2023.

Important Dates for the Season: (Please Note That Dates and Times are Subject to Change)

Video Auditions Due for New Members (Accepted Year Round)

October 2 & 16: Extra rehearsals for optional performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Calgary Civic Symphony (5.30pm - 6.45 / 5.30pm - 9.45pm)

October 22: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Calgary Civic Symphony at the Jack Singer Concert Hall

November 13: Dress rehearsal for Pro Arts Noon Hour Concert (7pm - 10pm)

November 15: Pro Arts Noon Hour Concert at Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (11.50am - 12.50pm)

November 24 & 25: Banff workshop and retreat

December 3rd, 4 & 9: Rehearsals for Sounds of the Seasons (6pm, 7.15pm & 9am)

December 16: Sounds of the Seasons at the Bella Concert Hall, (2 concerts: 1pm and 6.30pm)

February 12 & 13: Celebrating our Community dress rehearsal and concert (time TBC)

April 17 - 21: Kantorei Choral Festival 2024


June 1 - Illuminare End if Season Concert (Bella Concert Hall) 


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