More than 400,000 Albertans sing in choirs. They sing for a long list of reasons, including the opportunity to build communities, meet new friends, improve one's overall health, develop new skills, and partake in an artistic and expressive endeavour. A variety of choirs welcome choristers at all levels, of all ages, and in all areas of the province; these include community-based children's choirs, non-auditioned adult choirs, church choirs, neurodiverse choirs, vocal jazz ensembles, and symphonic choirs. The role of Choir Alberta is to support choral music in all its forms across the province.
Choir Alberta offers that support through a proven and innovative roster of programs, projects, and services. These include professional development opportunities for teachers and conductors, workshops for choristers, regional choral festivals, the provincial honour choirs, fundraising opportunities for members, concerts featuring world-renowned artists, and the choral lending library of 200,000 octavos. Every year, thousands of singing Albertans directly benefit from the offerings of Choir Alberta.
Donations and sponsorships are vital to Choir Alberta's financial stability, and we invite you to consider investing in the organization. There are a number of ways contribute:
By making a one-time donation which can be directed to an area of your choosing
By donating to the Honour Choirs Bursary Fund to support Alberta Youth Choir and Alberta Children's Choir choristers
By making a contribution to the Adopt A Chorister program
By sponsoring a Choralfest pod
In recognition of Choir Alberta's 50th Anniversary in 2022, we are currently holding a special fundraiser called Ensemble 50. Through Ensemble 50, donors contribute $50 per month for 50 months (or they may also make one-time or annual gifts).
LEVELS OF GIVING Andante — donations of up to $249 Allegro — donations of $250-499 Vivace — donations of $500-999 Presto — donations of $1,000 or more
THE ADOPT A CHORISTER CAMPAIGN
To support a chorister accepted into the 2017 Alberta Youth Choir or the 2018 Northern/Southern Alberta Children's Choir, you can make a donation to the Adopt A Chorister campaign. Support of AYC choristers is $95 per chorister; support of ACC choristers is $75 per chorister.