This Week at St. Stephen’s–May 05, 2013

Cantaré Children’s Choir

May 05While church renovations begin to disrupt daily life all around us, we are already beginning to harvest the anticipated results.

This summer the Cantaré Children’s Choir will be taking up residence in our midst. Cantaré  is a well-known and well-respected choral program led by Catherine Glasser-Climie. One hundred and fifty children, ages six through eighteen, gather each week to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of music, to learn the principles of diversity, respect and cooperation, and to rehearse for award-winning performances here in Alberta and across the country.

For the moment, Cantaré will house their administration in our tower office (aka, the former women’s choir room, Jeff’s office, and presently the counters’ room) and will begin bi-weekly rehearsals in our worship space. Once the renovation dust has settled, they will move to the upper studio in the Memorial Hall (where our church offices used to be, years ago) above the artists’ studios already well employed on the main floor.  As we move into the fall season choral concerts will be offered in the church, bringing the public into our lively facilities and delighting them with God’s gift of song.

This is precisely the sort of relationship we had hoped to develop with the wider community through our renovated facilities. With fully accessible entrances and washrooms, theatre lighting, an improved sound system, and an evocatively sacred space, St. Stephen’s is taking its first steps toward becoming a cultural hub in the City.

To learn more about Cantaré visit their website: www.cantarechildrenschoir.homestead.com.

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