Chorus & Supers
Here’s your opportunity to appear onstage!
CALGARY OPERA CHORUS
Founded in 1972, the Calgary Chorus’ membership includes the finest amateur and semi-professional singers available. Participants represent a cross-section of our community including doctors, lawyers, accountants, home-makers, lifeguards and university students, and span a wide scope of age groups. Several choristers have left the chorus to pursue professional singing careers.
Now in its 43rd season, the Calgary Opera Chorus boasts a vast repertoire and has performed with numerous world-class singers, conductors and directors. Presently under the musical leadership of one of the country’s most respected chorus directors, Ms. Sandra Atkinson, the chorus remains a fundamental component in Calgary Opera’s aim to engage its audience and enhance our community through the magic of opera.
Calgary Opera holding auditions for the 2015-2016 season on June 1 & 2, 2015. If you would like to audition please contact:
Averil Cook, Executive Assistant
Time Commitment for Chorus Members
Chorus members are required to attend music rehearsals for four to six weeks, depending on the opera. These rehearsals take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. Additionally, they are required to attend staging rehearsals during the three weeks leading up to mainstage productions.
Chorus members are paid a small honorarium, calculated according to the amount of rehearsal time required.