The Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, led by Chorus Master Timothy Shantz, is a group of over 150 voluntary singers who perform diverse repertoire including oratorio, opera, light classics, contemporary music and pops. The acclaimed ensemble is featured in approximately eight concerts with the Orchestra each Season.
Established in 1963, the Chorus works with the Orchestra to achieve excellence in the performance of choral music and to promote the enjoyment and development of choral singing in the Calgary community. Chorus members come from all walks of life and include physicians, students, lawyers and stay-at-home mothers who dedicate over 19,000 hours annually to rehearsals and performances. The Chorus is proud to perform for local charities during the Christmas season and often takes part in community education and outreach activities with the Orchestra throughout the year.
The Chorus has participated in choral festivals across Canada, has been featured in live recordings and has performed for Queen Elizabeth II in a special presentation conducted by the late Mario Bernardi, CPO Music Director Emeritus.