Music Director, Knox United Church Chellan Hoffman

The CGC choirs fill the sound space like no other choir I’ve heard in there!

Played a bit of prelude organ music for the Calgary Girls Choir this afternoon. All the choirs sounded MAGICAL. In past years I’ve sometimes accompanied the choirs with one or two pieces on organ, which was exciting. This year I played two audience carols and played an organ prelude while audience members came in. The choirs sound even more magical in the space of Knox sanctuary. They fill the sound space like no other choir I’ve heard in there! Their director Elaine Quilichini knows how to bring out their amazing voices! 

Brava Chorister Serah George

In my entire life I had seen in black and white and suddenly everything was in shocking technicolor!

“I remember my first rehearsal so vividly, sitting in the front row, intimidated by the group of girls surrounding me. But as soon as we hit the downbeat of the first piece, my fear was replaced by an inexplicable sensation, hearing the chords and harmonies of 50 young voices coming together. Years later when I came across Eric Whitacre’s Ted Talk, I found the exact words to describe that feeling, ‘In my entire life I had seen in black and white and suddenly everything was in shocking Technicolor.‘”

Viva Chorister, Age 10

I love how kind and welcoming the other girls are

“No matter how I feel when I come to choir rehearsal, singing always brings me so much joy.  I love how kind and welcoming the other girls are, the beautiful music we get to sing and how important we are to Mrs.Q.”

Brava Chorister

We learn much more than just singing

“I love how choir fosters a wonderful sense of community and friendship.  We learn much more than just singing at choir! I’m so incredibly grateful!”

Age 7 Dolce Chorister

Singing for me is happiness.

“Singing for me is happiness.”