As we embark on the 33rd season of the ACC, I am excited to start my journey of Artistic Director and Conductor. This choir is an opportunity to allow the voices of the Airdrie area to come together in harmony. We will explore vocal technique including vowel production, tone, and voice blending through selections from all areas of choral music.
This season will start out with using mostly Canadian content as we finish celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Confederation of Canada with our first two music sets.
Remembrance Day will feature a piece to honor the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Our Singfest Concert in December, and other seasonal performances, will feature a number of Canadian compositions and arrangements as a fun way to celebrate the season. Both of these sets will provide opportunities to explore some of Canada’s greatest choral composers.
After Christmas, we move into festival mode. By preparing three pieces of music of varying styles, we will focus on continuing to build our skills as choristers with the help of other highly skilled music educators. This time of year is a time where our performances are not seen as a professional and polished sound, but rather a time for us to learn, grow, and sing better.
To finish off our season, we will celebrate choral music using the classics, and the colorful. Choral music comes in many styles, languages, and forms. This will be a wonderful way to truly dive into all realms of music and let our voices soar through jazz, pop, classical, and more. From Vivaldi to Joni Mitchel, and Mozart to the Beatles, there is a style of music for all to enjoy!
I look forward to working with the choir, and I invite all who wish to sing to come and join us! This will be a wonderful year of choral music!
Airdrie, let’s get together and SING!