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2021-22 Season Update

MRU Conservatory is very excited to announce that we are planning to resume our Choral program for the 2021/22 Season! Currently we are planning to resume rehearsal in person beginning in October and following  AHS and MRU guidelines as they evolve. We remain committed to the safety of all our students and instructors even as we are anxious to resume face-to-face rehearsals and see everyone return to campus again! 

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. 

Director: John Morgan

CRN Day Dates Time Room Fee
91008 Monday Oct. 4 - May 16 7:00- 9:30 p.m. ED2102 $425

*Fees include $350.00 for Kantorei tuition as well as a society fee of $75.00. 

Join Us

 

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Mount Royal Kantorei for the 2021/ 2022 season.  This year's auditions will have two rounds.  The first round will be a video submission and is due September 30th, 2021.  The second round will be an in-person or zoom chat to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have.

Please submit a video of yourself singing.  It can be anything.  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 vocal range and tone.  Introduce yourself and talk about your singing experience too!

Please fill out the following form to complete your audition.  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. 

Kantorei Audition Form

Here are some important key dates to remember when applying along with the repertoire for the 2021-22 season:
(Please note that all dates are subject to change - especially this year)

Kantorei Repertoire 2021-22


Important Dates for the Season:

October 4th - First Rehearsal  (Open Rehearsal)
December 18th - Sounds of the Season Concert - Bella Concert Hall
December 20th - 23rd - Kantorei Community Concert Series
January 26th - 30th - The World on A String - Collaboration with Revv52
March 10th and 11th - Cherubini Requiem Concert with Calgary Youth Orchestra
May 30th - Final Rehearsal of the 2021/ 2022 Season and Year End Concert 
June 4th - 6th - Year End Concert 

 

The Choir rehearses in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, TransAlta Pavilion (Room ED2102).

 

  

For new students, you will need create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 

 

Talk to us

If you need a hand registering or have a question about our programs, we would love to help you!