• 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 April 19 - August 15, 2022

Director: John Morgan

CRN Day Dates Time Room Fee
90233 Monday Sept. 12 - May 29, 2023 7:15- 9:45 p.m. ED2102 $425

90499 (Early Bird Registration) April 19 - August 15

Monday Sept. 12 - May 29, 2023 7:15- 9:45 p.m. ED2102 $400

*Fees include $350.00 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)

September 12 - Open Rehearsal

September 19 -  Open Rehearsal

October 10 - No Rehearsal (Thanksgiving)

November 27 - Dress Rehearsal Cathedral Church of the Redeemer 6:00pm -10:00pm

November 30 - (Pro Arts Concert @ Cathedral Church of the Redeemer) 11:50am - 12:50pm

December 2 - Kantorei Concert #1 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

December 12 - Last Rehearsal of 2022

December 16 - Dress Rehearsal for Sounds of the Season - Bella Concert Hall

December 17 - Sounds of the Season Bella Concert Hall Afternoon & Evening Show

January 9 - Rehearsals resume for 2023 (Open Rehearsal)

February 20 - No Rehearsal (Family Day)

February 22 - Dress  Rehearsal with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 11:30am

February 23 - Harry Potter Concert with CPO 7:35pm

February 24 - Harry Potter Concert with CPO 7:35pm

February 25 - Harry Potter Concert with CPO 7:35pm

April 10 - No Rehearsal (Easter Monday)

April 13 -16 - Kantorei Choral Festival with Jake Runestad and Josh Rist

May 22 -Optional Rehearsal (Victoria Long Weekend)

May 28 - Dress Rehearsal - Cathedral Church of the Redeemer 6:00pm - 10:00pm

June 3 - Kantorei Concert #2 5:00pm - 10:00pm










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