Young Columbians: the YCC is a non-auditioned choir of boys and girls, aged 6 to 12. 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. No previous experience is necessary for this group. Vocal motion performs a variety of music styles including pop, jazz, and Broadway, often including choreography. Vocal Motion Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:45-9:00pm at Grace United Church (6215-104 Ave NW)
In addition there is a small, select group of young adults. This is an auditioned group with members who have previous choral experience or vocal training; if you are interested please arrange an audition with Elaine Dunbar directly. (We rehearse Tuesdays from 9 to 10 p.m.).
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. In 2018 Chanteuse members were part of a choir that premiered John Rutter’s ‘Visions’ at Carnegie Hall, under the baton of John Rutter.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 6:45-8:30 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 began in 2012 as a joint initiative of the Edmonton Columbian Choirs and Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples. It welcomes anyone 18 and over who love to sing; and rehearses Saturday morning at 10:30 at St Christopher Council Knights of Columbus Hall, 11112 95A St. The choir is under the direction of conductors Meredith McEwen and Heather Bedford Clooney, and is suitable to both beginning and advanced singers.