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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 19:00

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 21:00


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Sunday evening gala concert hosted by the Calgary Boys' Choir in celebration of the choir's 40th birthday. Featuring the Calgary Boys' Choir, Alumni, and guest choirs. The gala will honour the founder of the choir, Douglas Parnham and former staff members. Under the the Artistic direction of Paul Grindlay, the gala will include performances of newly commissioned pieces, followed by a birthday cake reception. The Calgary Boys' Choir is a quality choral program designed for boys, with performance and formative experiences. It develops choral teamwork with lots of fun, friendship and humour. The Calgary Boys Choir is a local tradition of excellence. For 40 years, the choir has proudly attracted young, musically inclined boys who want to explore vocal performance in a fun, welcoming environment. The idea of a boys-only choir is not new. Musical scholars have noted the sound a young boy can make has remarkable clarity and purity, unlike the sound from a mixed chorus. And parents and teachers have noted a young boy's interest in movement, rhythm and humour, the Calgary Boys' choir combines the quality of boy's voices with what interests the boys. The Celebration of Male Song is a celebration of the Calgary boys' Choir too, and its living heritage in Calgary. Starting on 24th April and culminating in the Grand Birthday Gala. Tickets for this event have kindly been funded by InvestYYC crowdsourcing project, thank you. The Calgary Boys' Choir has an important role in Calgary to deliver dynamic, engaging, high quality choral instruction, performance opportunities and formative experiences designed for boys. Boys should be Seen and Heard
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