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Cirque Musica


Friday, December 2 at 8PM
Saturday, December 3 at 2PM
Saturday, December 3 at 8PM

The family orchestral circus spectacular returns by popular demand to unveil some new festive surprises just in time for the holiday season with three Christmas performances – including a Saturday matinee! Thrilling and heart pounding, experience daring aerialists suspended high above the Orchestra and gymnasts performing stunning feats, seamlessly choreographed to orchestral holiday favourites.

KARL HIRZER, resident conductor
CIRQUE MUSICA, circus performers

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A Traditional Christmas


Friday, December 9 at 7PM
Saturday, December 10 at 2PM
Saturday, December 10 at 7PM

A beloved Calgary Philharmonic tradition, the beautiful Grace Presbyterian Church provides the backdrop for this trio of joyful Christmas concerts. Celebrate the spirit of the season with a selection of sacred and secular holiday favourites performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and guest choir.

*Grace Presbyterian Church

KARL HIRZER, resident conductor
CANTARÉ CHILDREN’S CHORUS

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Handel’s Messiah


Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM

Acclaimed British Maestro Nicholas McGegan, a renowned expert on the music of Handel, returns to the Calgary Philharmonic to lead this popular annual performance of Messiah. Featuring an outstanding cast of guest soloists and the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, this profound work of faith and hope has been inspiring audiences for centuries.

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN, conductor
DOMINIQUE LABELLE, soprano
DANIEL TAYLOR, countertenor
ISAIAH BELL, tenor
ALEXANDER DOBSON, baritone
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

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Sing-Along Messiah


Sunday, December 11 at 2PM
Hallelujah! Raise your voice and be part of the biggest choir in town. Sing-along with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus and guest soloists in this joyous holiday event. Bring your own score or purchase one in the lobby, or just sit back and be surrounded by glorious music as hundreds of Calgarians raise the rafters of the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN, conductor
DOMINIQUE LABELLE, soprano
DANIEL TAYLOR, counter tenor
ISAIAH BELL, tenor
ALEXANDER DOBSON, baritone
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

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A Rockin’ Little Christmas


Thursday, December 15 at 8PM
Rock around the Christmas tree with the exceptionally talented Andrea Koziol, Stephanie Martin and Kathryn Rose,  plus special guest Gavin Hope, presenting their take on a Jeans ‘n Classics Christmas, combining rock, pop, R&B, and some traditional favourites, with your Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra! This cheerful, soulful selection of seasonal hits is the perfect start to your Christmas countdown and includes Merry Christmas Baby, Santa Baby, Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas, Huron Carol, and many more.

KARL HIRZER, resident conductor
ANDREA KOZIOL, vocalist
STEPHANIE MARTIN, vocalist
KATHRYN ROSE, vocalist
GAVIN HOPE, vocalist
JEANS ‘N CLASSICS, band

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Salute to Vienna, NYC, 2011. Photos by Chris Lee

Salute to Vienna, NYC, 2011. Photos by Chris Lee

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert


Sunday, January 1 at 2:30PM
More celebratory than a glass of champagne, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is a delight for the eyes and the ears. Welcome 2017 with this elegant concert— celebrating a 20-year tradition in Calgary! This New Year’s Day, a stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas will be performed by the Calgary Philharmonic, acclaimed European singers, ballet and ballroom dancers. Fall for the Blue Danube Waltz all over again!

STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF CANADA
featuring CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
BALÁZS BÁNFI, conductor (Budapest)
IVA SCHELL, soprano (Vienna)
MICHAEL HEIM, tenor (Vienna)

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