Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus...
a voice for all
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus Society is in its fourteenth season. The chorus is based on the principles of inclusiveness and participation. In keeping with these principles, the chorus is non-auditioned. Everyone, regardless of talent and experience, is welcome. Singers with more experience are given opportunities to sing solos and are encouraged to share their talents with other members of the chorus.
By singing in many languages, and through the performance of music from a diverse range of cultures, the chorus and audience members experience and develop a deeper appreciation for all cultures.
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;
- Produced a concert, "Indigenous Voices", a tribute to the murdered & missing Indigenous women & girls;
- Promoted national and civic pride by performing at Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies, Provincial Remembrance Day Ceremonies, and the Vimy Ridge 100 Vigil;
- Provided support for ETown Vocal Music Society in offering vocal training and performance opportunities to inner-city youth;
- Collaborated with Love We Share Foundation in a Benefit Recital for Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus has produced concerts at Edmonton's Winspear Centre for Music, including the Canadian premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins’ “The Peacemakers” with PJ Perry (2015), and Mozart’s “Requiem” with Tony Olivares Dance (2016).
The Chorus gave its Carnegie Hall debut performance in 2016 - the New York premiere of Allan Bevan’s “Nou Goth”.