The Magic of Christmas

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A Traditional Christmas


Thursday, 30 November at 7PM
Friday, 1 December at 7PM
Saturday, 2 December at 2PM
Saturday, 2 December at 7PM

Celebrate the spirit of the season with a selection of sacred and secular holiday favourites performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Calgary Girls Choir. The beautiful Grace Presbyterian Church provides the backdrop – a favourite Calgary holiday tradition. Get your tickets early – these performances sell out every year!

KARL HIRZER, resident conductor
CALGARY GIRLS CHOIR, chorus

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Handel’s Messiah


Friday, 1 December at 7:30PM
Saturday, 2 December at 7:30PM
Join us for one of Calgary’s most beloved Christmas traditions. Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Calgary Philharmonic Chorus Master Timothy Shantz, has been inspiring audiences around the globe for centuries. This profound work of faith and hope features an outstanding cast of guest soloists and the massed voices of the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus.

*Grace Presbyterian Church

TIMOTHY SHANTZ, conductor
MIREILLE LEBEL, mezzo-soprano
MEGAN CHARTRAND, soprano
ZACH FINKELSTEIN, tenor
BRETT POLEGATO, baritone
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

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Sing-Along Messiah


Sunday, 3 December at 2PM
Hallelujah! Sing-along with the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, and guest soloists in this exhilarating annual holiday event. Raise your voice and join the biggest choir in Calgary. Bring your own score, purchase one in the lobby, or just surround yourself in the glorious music as hundreds of Calgarians join in song and raise the rafters of the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

TIMOTHY SHANTZ, conductor
VOCALISTS, as per Handel’s Messiah

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PERFORM ON STAGE WITH THE CALGARY PHILHARMONIC!

Find your inner voice and support the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus through the Borak Forte Program. Join the Chorus for Sing-Along Messiah and perform onstage with the Orchestra at this concert. Your donation of $250 reserves your spot today. Contact our Development Team today 403.571.0260

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A Swinging Little Christmas with Tony DeSare


Friday, 8 December at 8PM
Saturday, 9 December at 8PM

Celebrate the holiday season with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and acclaimed vocalist and pianist, Tony DeSare. Performing in the enduring crooner style of Sinatra and Bing Crosby, enjoy songs from his album Christmas Home, including I’ll Be Home For ChristmasHave Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasSanta Claus is Coming to TownThe Christmas Song and more.

KARL HIRZER, 
resident conductor
TONY DESARE, vocalist/piano
ADAM ZINATELLI, trumpet

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A Jann Arden Christmas


Wednesday, December 13 at 8PM
Thursday, December 14 at 8PM
Calgary-born multi-platinum singer songwriter Jann Arden catapulted to international musical acclaim with her 1994 hit single Insensitive, and for over two decades has continued to shape Canada’s musical identity with her singular voice and indelible spirit. Peppered with her signature humour, Jann, one of Canada’s great singers will bring you joy and good cheer in this special holiday concert!

KARL HIRZER, resident conductor
JANN ARDEN, vocalist

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Annual Salute to Vienna conert at David Geffen Hall, 1/1/2017 by Chris Lee

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert


Monday, January 1 at 2:30PM

Celebrate with Strauss Waltzes and Operetta Excerpts, featuring European Singers, Dancers and Full Orchestra!

THE STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF CANADA featuring the CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ANDREAS SPÖRRI, 
conductor (Zurich)
SERA GÖSCH, soprano (Vienna)
ADAM LUTHER, tenor (Toronto)

Featuring dancers from Europaballett St.Pölten (Austria) & International Champion Ballroom Dancers.

This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with The Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. A Calgary tradition for 21 years, experience Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert: a toast to life itself!

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