Our Philosophy


The Calgary Girls Choir (CGC) was founded in 1995 by Elaine Quilichini and has flourished and grown under her direction and inspiration. The CGC has since experienced tremendous growth and earned a stellar reputation in the choral community gaining worldwide recognition and acclaim for its inspiring performances and many accomplishments.

The repertoire of the Choir ranges from folk song to contemporary classical music with the emphasis always on repertoire of the highest quality. The philosophy that only the best is good enough has been a constant guiding principle. CGC is known for gorgeous resonant tone, impeccable technique and for the artistry and sincerity of its performances. Recording, touring and the commissioning of new choral works are exciting and ambitious undertakings of the senior choirs. All of these activities enrich the experience of each girl involved and enrich the entire choral community. These projects help the Calgary Girls Choir to fulfill its mandate to serve as a model and inspiration for others. The Calgary Girls Choir offers a rich and varied opportunity for girls and young women to find music, mentorship, self-confidence and personal growth through an exemplary program of music education and performance.

The CGC is a collection of five choral ensembles made up of Prima, Bella, Dolce, Viva and Brava. Each is offered exceptional choral music education and performance opportunities for girls and young women ages four to twenty-four years.

The Choir’s exceptional reputation and excellence has welcomed over 300 choristers annually.
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CGC’s Mission & Vision

The Calgary Girls Choir gives young women a voice and strives to increase the skill and knowledge of its women while instilling in them a passion for music. The Choir reflects diversity in its music, music that is world-class and constantly evaluated – “only the best is good enough”.