Young Columbians: the YCC is a non-auditioned choir of boys and girls, aged 6 to 11 (Grade 6). They receive a superb and balanced introduction to choral singing and enjoy a variety of performances in a ‘year’ that runs September to early May. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 6:15 to 7:45 at Grace United Church (6215-104 Ave NW)
VOCAL MOTION: Vocal Motion is for teens aged 12 (grade 7) and up. We are non-auditioned, but previous vocal or choral experience is preferred for this group. Vocal motion performs a variety of music styles including pop, jazz, and Broadway. Much of it is choreographed so the fun experience is similar to what you see on the TV show GLEE. Vocal Motion Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:45-9:00pm at Grace United Church (6215-104 Ave NW)
Chanteuses: Chanteuses is a ladies (18+) choir of select voices. Many of the singers in this group have been with the Columbian Choirs for over 10 years-some sung with the choirs as girls. However, the group is always happy to have new singers so, all are welcome.
The choir has sung on Parliament Hill for Canada Day, for the Alberta Lt. Governor, with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Alberta Ballet. The choir has been competitors in both the local and provincial festivals as well as being twice finalists in the CBC Amateur Choir Competition. The choir has worked with many Canadian composers, including Dr. Mark Sirett whose piece “Every Child Has Known God” was commissioned for and dedicated to the choir.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall – 11030 St Albert Trail
(SW corner of 111 Ave & 127 St – White bldg)
Inner City Choir: The Inner City Choir is our newest choir starting in Sept 2012. It is a joint initiative of the Edmonton Columbian Choirs and Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples. The choir welcomes anyone 18 and over who loves to sing, and rehearses Saturday morning at 10:30 at Sacred Heart Church (10821 96 St NW). The conductors work with the group to help introduce them to choral singing as well as supporting the members with more musical background. This choir is under the direction of conductors Meredith McEwen and Heather Bedford Clooney.