Orff the Wall

Mon April 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Orff the Wall

Welcome to the 15th Annual “Orff The Wall” concert in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Come sit and relax in this beautiful concert hall and enjoy listening to your wonderful children sing, play Orff instruments, dance and make remarkably sophisticated sounds through a wide variety of musical selections. This concert is to showcase and celebrate the wonderful music programs we have in the Calgary Board of Education. The music teachers as well will be performing an instrumental piece entitled “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer.

Children from the following elementary schools from the Calgary Board of Education will be performing:

1. Killarney School
2. Bridlewood School
3. Altadore School
4. Belvedere Parkway School
5. J.K. Mulloy School
6. Douglasdale School
7. Janet Johnstone School
8. Peter Lougheed School 

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.