Ms. Quilichini directs the Calgary Girls Choir senior program. The senior choirs include Viva (Grades 4-7) and Brava (Grades 7 and up). The choir welcomes choristers up to 24 years of age. Each of these choirs has gained an international reputation for excellence through their performances, recordings and tours. The choirs have won major prizes at the Vienna Music Festival, the Llangollen international Musical Eisteddfod and in local, provincial and national competitions within Canada. On their Italy concert tour they were honored to sing mass at St Mark’s Basilica and the Vatican. Local performance highlights include appearances as members of the Inter-Faith Youth Choir that welcomed the Daliai Lama to Calgary, performances at the Olympic Torch Celebration and the showcase concerts for Choralfest in 2009 and 2010. During the summer of 2013 the Brava choir toured Oregon to attend Piccfest and for the fourth time, they were announced as winners of the CBC ACCC Competition!
Viva (Alive) choristers, grades four to seven (Grades 4-7), enjoy a program designed to advance their musical skills and build new repertoire. They meet once a week and focus on the development of vocal technique and musicianship through artistic interpretation and performance. Viva continues to serve as a model for all as to the high standard that can be achieved by young singers.
|Wednesday||5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Southwest - Knox Presbyterian Church||Elaine Quilichini|
Brava (Excellent) is for singers in grade seven through college and university. The maturity and polish that Brava members are able to bring to their performances has earned them a stellar reputation worldwide as a leader amongst the top youth choirs. Their exceptional tone quality, intonation and musically sensitive performances inspire all who aspire to choral excellence. Their credits and accomplishments are a testament to their willingness to push the boundaries of their abilities and to give their all in the service of the choral art. They are an inspiration to all who hear them.
|Thursday||5:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Southwest - Knox Presbyterian Church||Elaine Quilichini|