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Community

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.

During its twelve seasons, Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus has been privileged to collaborate with, and learn from many gifted artists:

Soprano Vocal Coach
Janet Smith

 

Alto Vocal Coaches
Kristel Harder, Misha Marie, Mireille Rijavec, Kimberley Denis

 

Tenor Vocal Coaches
RJ Chambers, Matthew Dalen, Robert King, Caleb Nelson, Trent Worthington

 

Bass Vocal Coaches
Kyle Carter, Graham Fast, Michael Kurschat, David McCune, Gordon Ritchie

 

Singers
Anna Beaumont, Tom Jackson, Jolaine Kerley, Roland Majeau, Sila Singers (Jenna Bloomfield, Malaya Bishop), Warrior Women (Matricia Brown, Mackenzie Brown)

 

Conductors
Dr. Rob Curtis, Martin Galba, Junetta Jamerson, Dr. Danielle Lisboa, Dr. Richard Sparks, Jordan Van Biert, David Wilson

 

Choral & Instrumental Ensembles
2islandgirls, Black Heritage Pioneer Singers, Bomba!, Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra, Epsilon, Grande Prairie Boys’ Choir, i Coristi Chamber Choir, members of JUBA!, Keri Lynn Zwicker & Lizzy Hoyt Celtic Players, Khorikos (New York City), Kings Chorale (Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia), Les Bûcherons, Swoonshine, Trinity Western University Chamber Choir (Langley, BC), Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton, Vaughan String Quartet, Vocal Alchemy, Wajjo Drummers

 

Instrumentalists
Christine Guptill, oboe
Beth Levia, oboe
PJ Perry, soprano saxophone
Lyndsey Coulter, alto & tenor sax
Dan Davis, baritone saxopphone
Jeff Bryant, trumpet
Wendy Grasdahl, trumpet
Alvin Lowrey, trumpet
Alden Lowrey, trombone
Ken Read, trombone
Jeremy Spurgeon, organ
Nora Bumanis, harp
Gordon Ritchie, Celtic harp
Martin Johann Kloppers, cellotaur
Thom Golub, double bass
Jeff Johnson, double bass
Keith Rempel, bass guitar
Thom Bennet, drums
Mark Lenyk, drums
Mark Maynor, percussion
Dwayne Hrynkiw, percussion
Gord Oaks, percussion
Allyson MacIvor, percussion

 

Actors
Timothy J. Anderson, Kieran Martin Murphy, Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway

 

Dancers/Athletes
Tony Olivares Dance, FlyFree Movement

 

Artists
Levi Etherington, Jonathan Labillois

 

Photographers
Carlos M. Almagro, Marc J Chalifoux Photography, Ian Jackson/EPIC Photography, Mufty Mathewson (REDress Project), Hal Thiessen, Mark Whittington, Brian Zahorodniuk

 

EdMetro Chorus has commissioned original choral works, and arrangements by local composers
Brett Ludwig, Trent Worthington, Kyle Carter & Caleb Nelson, Martin Johann Kloppers, Roland Majeau