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Choirs and Music

Calling all singers and instrumentalists! If you are looking for a fun group to sing with or play your instrument with, consider joining one of the choirs, the orchestra, or the Strummers. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.  If you would like to share your musical talent by offering a solo, duet, etc. during worship, please let us know.

Link to the Choirs and Music Schedules

Registration Forms:

  
Children or Youth Choir Registration Form

 

 

 

Children's Choir

Youth Choir

Adult Choir

Orchestra

Strummers 

 

Practice Time

Thursdays
6:00 - 7:00
pm

Wednesdays
7:00 - 8:30
 pm

Thursdays
7:15 - 9:30 pm

Mondays
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Thursdays
6:00-7:13
pm

 

Service Participation

Monthly

1-2 times
per  month

Weekly

Monthly

Monthly

 

Contact

Erin MacLean-Berko

Barb Robertson

Pam
Bazinet

Dick
Worton

Ron
French

 

 

 

DIRECTORS:

   

Pam Bazinet

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Pam has been involved with choirs in both a participatory and a conducting role most of her life. Pam also plays the violin and over the years has participated in many orchestras (currently plays with the Blue Arch Strings). Pam's comments about St. Thomas, "I love the total enthusiasm, the warm welcoming, the willingness to try new things, and the heart-felt camaraderie of the adult choir."

Barb Robertson

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From Elementary Music specialist and Piano Teacher in Winnipeg many years ago to Piano Teacher and St. Thomas Youth Choir Director in Calgary, Barbara has been living  in music forever.  "The Youth Choir is an inspiration.  They are a super group that amazes with versatility:  From Bach to Hairspray and Queen, they have sung in Latin, German, French, AND English. We are always eager to include new members."

Erin MacLean-Berko

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Erin has directed the Children's Choir at St Thomas for the past few years and has also directed the “Bad Habits” a women’s musical theatre/pop group; the formal women’s ensemble; a chamber group that performs Classical repertoire; and beginning in 2013 an informal caroling group.
 Erin holds a vocal diploma, and bachelor and master’s degrees in musicology with an emphasis on choral music. She is a voice teacher in NW Calgary, teaches music theory and history at Mount Royal Conservatory, and is the Business Manager for the Calgary Boys’ Choir.
 Erin is a soprano soloist in the community and most recently was featured in St. David’s performance of Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” as well as singing with the Classical Female group “Double Treble.” 

 

Dick Worton

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Dick got his first trumpet when he was nine and has enjoyed music ever since. He plays with the Calgary Concert Band (Calgary Wind Symphony) and with the Maple Leaf Brass. Dick has also played with the Alberta Winds, the Calgary Civic Symphony, and with Front Row Centre musical theatre.
 Dick feels very fortunate to be the director of the St Thomas Orchestra. This is a very friendly and supportive group where experienced and new players, as well as those who are picking up the instrument after many years, can share their musical talents.

Ron French

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Ron has been in choirs since his youth and played guitar and led singing since the Folk Era. Ron says: "It is great to watch people develop their performing skills. St. Thomas is open to all sorts of music." The Strummers play everything from folk and country to light rock! Come and join us today!

     

ACCOMPANISTS:

   
     

Kari Orosz

Primary Accompanist

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Kari comes from a very musical family and has been playing instruments and singing in choirs for as long as she can remember.  Kari started as a church accompanist when she was 11 and ever since then has loved taking part in the ministry of music.  Kari's comment about St. Thomas, "I love our strong musical community at St Thomas and I am always in awe of the camaraderie & fellowship of our groups and the enthusiasm & ability that everyone brings to the table; I feel truly blessed to be a part of this amazing congregation."

 

Kloria Wen

Youth Choir Accompanist

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Currently studying electrical engineering at the University of Calgary, Kloria has been playing piano for over 10 years.  She comments about St. Thomas: "The people here have been so welcoming and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with everyone at St. Thomas."