Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus Society

Registered Name: Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus Society

Business Number: 810647347RR0001

Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus is deeply involved in our community. Over the years, the chorus has:

  • Participated with McDougall United Church in raising funds for refugee sponsorship;
  • Performed with Tom Jackson to raise funds for Edmonton Food Bank;
  • Supported the Edmonton Christmas Bureau by performing at its annual Christmas Carol Sing at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music;
  • Supported the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by performing at its annual Light the Night Walk;
  • Produced a concert “Freedom is in Our Hands”, in support of Free The Children Foundation;
  • Promoted national and civic pride by performing at Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies and Provincial Remembrance Day Ceremonies;
  • Provided support for ETown Vocal Music Society in offering vocal training and performance opportunities to inner-city youth.

Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus is led Artistic Director & Principal Conductor David Garber, and Resident Accompanist Remi Do.  The chorus also hires and collaborates with many professional musicians.

Ensembles:

2islandgirls, Black Heritage Pioneer Singers, Bomba, Epsilon, Les Bûcherons, Swoonshine, Wajjo Drummers, members of JUBA!, Keri Lynn Zwicker & Lizzy Hoyt Celtic Players, Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra

Vocalists:

Janet Smith, Jorgianne Talbot, Abra Whitney, Misha Marie, Kristel Harder, Caleb Nelson, Trent Worthington, Robert King, Matthew Dalen, Michael Kurschat, Kyle Carter, Gordon Ritchie, David McCune

Instrumentalists:

Roland Majeau, Jeremy Spurgeon, Nora Bumanis, Alvin Lowrey, Alden Lowrey, Martin Johann Kloppers, Keith Remple, Mark Lenyk, Mark Maynor, Dwayne Hrynkiw, Gord Oaks

Guest Conductors:

Junetta Jamerson, David Wilson, Martin Galba, Dr. Danielle Lisboa

Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus is actively commissions composers to write original choral works and arrangements: Roland Majeau, Martin Johann Kloppers, Trent Worthington, Brett Ludwig, Caleb Nelson, Kyle Carter

Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus has been recognized by the City of Edmonton as a model non-profit organization. In awarding a grant to Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus, the Edmonton Arts Council’s jury provided this evaluation:

  • Program & Activities Factors High Merit
  • Community Relations & Outreach Factors High Merit
  • Financial Factors High Merit

The jury also has provided this written feedback...

  • The jury recognizes the merits of this organization and appreciates its well- written grant application.
  • The jury observes that the organization has diverse sources of revenue, including strong earned revenue.
  • They are also impressed by the organization’s volunteer program, its community and outreach activities, its commitment to be inclusive in terms of membership, and the diversity of its music.

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