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One Voice Chorus shows its pride!

posted Aug 13, 2014, 7:07 PM by Amber Phalen   [ updated Aug 13, 2014, 7:46 PM by OVC Admin ]

Pride Calgary 2014
One Voice Chorus (OVC) shows its pride! OVC will be “out loud and proud” on the streets of Calgary as we celebrate at the Pride Calgary Parade on Sunday, August 31.
 
Fresh from our exhilarating national debut at the Ottawa Unison Festival, OVC plans to continue to spread the word about just how dynamic and colourful our choir can be!
 
See you at the Parade!
 
For more information about Calgary Pride, including the many events taking place during the week-long celebration, please see the Calgary Pride website.

Concert May 3 — Ottawa Bound!

posted May 3, 2014, 9:31 AM by OVC Admin   [ updated May 4, 2014, 2:11 PM ]

Tickets now on sale for Ottawa Bound! concert
One Voice Chorus (OVC) is Ottawa Bound! as the choir gears up to travel to Unison, Canada's LGBTQ choral festival. Before leaving for Ottawa, OVC has prepared some pre-Unison fun right here in Calgary — tonight's the night!
 
Ottawa Bound!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:00 pm
Christ Church Elbow Park
3602 - 8 Street SW, Calgary
  
OVC's guests are fellow Ottawa Bound! travellers, the Calgary Men's Chorus and the BarberEllas. Each group will perform the set that they will be singing at the Unison festival, taking the spirit of Alberta out east.
 
Come and cheer for Calgary's "Unison Team" tonight!
 
 

Ottawa Bound! - Taking our best on the road

posted Apr 13, 2014, 10:01 PM by OVC Admin   [ updated May 4, 2014, 2:10 PM ]

Tickets now on sale for Ottawa Bound! concert
May 3 (8:00 pm) is the date — mark your calendars! On May 3, One Voice Chorus (OVC) and its guests, the Calgary Men's Chorus and the BarberEllas, will present a celebratory concert called Ottawa Bound! This concert showcases the music that each ensemble will be singing at the 2014 Unison Festival, a national choir festival for LGBTQ choirs happening in Ottawa later in May.
 
For the Ottawa Bound! concert, OVC is bringing back some particular favourites, including the achingly beautiful folk song "Shenandoah" and the poignant tune "I Won't Wait".
 
OVC is excited to host the Calgary Men's Chorus (CMC) and the BarberEllas. Under the expert creative direction of Jean-Louis Bleau, CMC's repertoire will surely include some unusual works, alongside more traditional offerings. The BarberEllas, in turn, are sure to entertain in their trademark a cappella style.
 
Please join us for this big send-off concert and wish all three groups luck as we venture to Ottawa to share our musical joy with choruses from across Canada!
  
Ottawa Bound!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:00 pm
Christ Church Elbow Park
3602 - 8 Street SW, Calgary

Ottawa Bound! concert

posted Apr 7, 2014, 3:21 PM by OVC Admin   [ updated May 4, 2014, 2:09 PM ]

Come and cheer for One Voice Chorus, the Calgary Men's Chorus, and the BarberEllas as they prepare to take the nation's capital by storm at the 2014 Unison queer choir festival! The Ottawa Bound! concert showcases the music that each ensemble will be singing at the Unison festival in Ottawa later this May.
 
 
https://sites.google.com/a/onevoicechorus.ca/ovc/ovc-news/ticketsnowonsaleforottawaboundconcert/OVC%20Ottawa%20Bound%20poster.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
OTTAWA BOUND!
 
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:30 pm)
 
Christ Church Elbow Park
3602 - 9 Street SW, Calgary
 
Guests:
Calgary Men's Chorus
BarberEllas
 
 
 

New venue for Karaoke Night fundraiser

posted Mar 29, 2014, 10:43 PM by OVC Admin   [ updated Mar 29, 2014, 10:48 PM ]

Come out and sing for a cause!
 
One Voice Chorus is organizing a karaoke night to help raise funds to participate in the 2014 Unison Festival in Ottawa.
 
NEW VENUE
Cat 'n Fiddle Pub
540 - 16 Avenue NW, Calgary
 
Friday, April 4, 2014
7:00 pm
 
Hosts:
Amy Bishop and Alyssa Kelle

One Voice Chorus to sing world premiere at Saturday's concert

posted Mar 21, 2014, 11:18 AM by OVC Admin

Saturday's Think Big concert—a concert about big themes and big issues—will feature the world premiere of an original composition by One Voice Chorus bass Daryl Crockford entitled "Stand Up!" This seems only fitting, given the attention paid during the Sochi Olympics to Russia's ongoing human rights violations directed at its LGBTQ community.
 
"Stand Up!" is dedicated to those who came before us, to those who fought and lived, and to those who suffered and died. This piece reminds us of the historical and ongoing struggles of the LGBTQ community here in Canada and around the world. We continue to proclaim that "it's time to be counted" and "time to be free!"
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Scarboro United Church
134 Scarboro Avenue SW, Calgary
 
The Think Big concert is just one day away, so be sure to buy your tickets soon! Until then, read about How Sochi Became the Gay Olympics.
 
 
 

Mighty themes and big fun await you at OVC's next concert!

posted Mar 5, 2014, 3:39 PM by OVC Admin   [ updated Mar 21, 2014, 11:04 AM ]

With two forks that run for roughly 160 km through the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia before merging, the Shenandoah River is massive and awe-inspiring. Singing the famous folk song about that “rolling river” thus makes perfect sense in a concert that’s all about exploring mighty themes.
 
Come hear One Voice Chorus perform “Shenandoah” and some other fun and fabulous songs about the grandeur of nature, the deep calm of spirituality, and the importance of history at Scarboro United Church on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Get your tickets online!
 
And in the meantime, let these photos of Virginia’s Shenandoah River Valley inspire you, accompanied by the Robert Shaw Chorale: Shenandoah - The Robert Shaw Chorale
 
 

Think Big – Big Fun for Everyone!

posted Feb 21, 2014, 9:42 AM by OVC Admin   [ updated Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM ]

One Voice Chorus (OVC) presents Think Big, a concert of music inspired by Big Ideas, Grand Images, and Big Fun!
 
For this gigantic  treat of a concert, OVC brings you pieces that explore the grandeur of nature, the deep calm of spirituality, the importance of history, the energy of pop super-group ABBA, the exhilarating joy of African-inspired music, and more!
 
OVC is delighted to welcome renowned Edmonton conductor Scott Leithead and The Weekend World-Music Choir as special guests for this concert. Scott is bringing his passion for African music to Calgary for a world music workshop just prior to OVC's Think Big concert. Participants from the workshop will take the stage as The Weekend World-Music Choir, accompanied by percussionist Tova Olson.
 
For the grand finale of the Think Big concert, OVC and The Weekend World-Music Choir will take the stage together, one hundred voices strong, for a truly BIG show-stopper!
 
There's just no way you'll want to miss this concert, so be sure to join us for Think Big!
 
Buy tickets below
  
 
Concert Details
 
Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:30 pm)
 
Scarboro United Church
134 Scarboro Avenue SW, Calgary
(fully accessible venue)
 
Guest Artist:
The Weekend World-Music Choir 
Scott Leithead, conductor
Tova Olson, percussionist
 
  
 

Rainbow Cabaret this weekend!

posted Jan 23, 2014, 8:42 PM by OVC Admin   [ updated Jan 23, 2014, 8:42 PM ]

Rainbow Cabaret
  
The lights are being strung and the performers are putting the finishing touches on their songs and their costumes. The excitement in the air is palpable as the members of One Voice Chorus make the final preparations for the first-ever Rainbow Cabaret.
 
This is an event you won't want to miss! If you don't have tickets yet, be sure to get some right away: buy tickets online.
 
The Rainbow Cabaret is a fundraiser to help send One Voice Chorus to the 2014 Unison Festival in Ottawa.
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
 
Unitarian Church of Calgary
1703 - 1st Street NW
(fully accessible venue)
 
Tickets: 
  • $20 regular 
  • $15 seniors & students 
  • free for children 12 and under (ticket required)
 
 
 
 

Rainbow Cabaret

posted Jan 9, 2014, 11:19 PM by OVC Admin   [ updated Jan 26, 2014, 9:17 AM ]

One Voice Chorus Fundraiser
 
 
This first-ever event in the One Voice Chorus calendar is a must-see! You're invited to an evening of entertainment in a cabaret-style setting, brought to you by the members of One Voice Chorus. The proceeds of this event will help send One Voice Chorus to the 2014 Unison Festival in Ottawa.
 
You've seen One Voice Chorus perform as a full choir. Here's your chance to see the many talents that our members have kept under wraps... until now! Let us entertain you with a pinch of Broadway, a dash of jazz, and a shot of camp to banish the winter blues.
 
The Rainbow Cabaret offers up a variety of musical treats to tickle your fancy, form solos and duets to group pieces and instrumental selections. There will be a cash bar and refreshment stand. We will also be selling chocolate bars and coffee beans as part of our fundraising.
 
Seating is limited, so buy your tickets soon. We promise you an evening of entertainment that will send you home smiling!
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
 
Unitarian Church of Calgary
1703 - 1st Street NW
(fully accessible venue)
 
 
 
 
Tickets
 
Tickets are no longer available for this event.
 

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