Annual Diocesan Choirs' Festival 2019

The Dean, Clergy, and Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer invite choirs and choral singers from the Diocese of Calgary to participate in a Choral Festival in the form of Choral Evensong on Saturday February 2, 2019.

The repertoire will include:

  • Canticles: George Dyson Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D (Public Domain copies available in Canada here)
  • Anthem: Johannes Eccard When to the Temple Mary Went (Public Domain copies available here)

Further details will be published on this site in the Fall of 2018. Emailed announcements and updates will be sent only via the Diocesan news lists. Sign up to receive those emails here.

The deadline to indicate your intention to participate will be Friday January 18, 2019.

For further information,  please email the Director of Music.


Archive of Previous Diocesan Choirs' Festivals

Saturday February 3, 2018
Guest Conductor: Margaret Newman, Organist and Director of Music—Christ Church Calgary
Organist: Dr. Neil Cockburn, Director of Music, Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

Singers from the following Anglican parishes participated:
Calgary: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer; Christ Church; St. Andrews

Lethbridge: St. Augustine's

  • Plainsong Responses
  • Psalms 23 and 27 (Anglican chants by Henry Smart)
  • Canticles: John Stainer Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B-flat Major
  • Anthem: Charles Stanford How Beauteous Are Their Feet
  • Hymns (From Common Praise): 18, 596, 325

Saturday February 4, 2017
Conductor: Dr. Neil Cockburn, Director of Music, Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
Guest Organist: John Bouz, Assistant Organist—Christ Church Calgary

Singers from the following Anglican parishes participated:
Calgary: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer; Holy Cross

Lethbridge: St. Augustine's
Red Deer: St. Luke's

  • Plainsong Responses
  • Psalms 23 and 27 (Anglican chants by Henry Smart)
  • Canticles: Charles Wood Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D
  • Anthem: Edward Bairstow The Day Draws on with Golden Light
  • Hymns (From Common Praise): 26, 546, 310

 

The Cathedral Organ

 The organ of the Cathedral is one of Calgary's most historic instruments. It was built by the renowned firm Casavant Freres and installed in 1906. It was significantly enlarged and overhauled in 1937 and again in 1955. Click  here  to learn more about this phenomenal instrument!

The organ of the Cathedral is one of Calgary's most historic instruments. It was built by the renowned firm Casavant Freres and installed in 1906. It was significantly enlarged and overhauled in 1937 and again in 1955. Click here to learn more about this phenomenal instrument!