Calgary Civic Symphony - Holiday Stars

Sun December 6, 2020 - 2:30 PM
Calgary Civic Symphony - Holiday Stars

Concert 2 December 6, 2020 - Holiday Stars

Presenting the brilliant winners of the 2020 Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition and the Cum Vino Cantus in this celebration of youth and the holidays.

One of the casualties of the pandemic was our Rising Stars concert last June. Since then, we have considered it a priority to give these Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition winners their richly earned opportunity to shine brightly on our stage! Following their huge success of last year, we’ve invited Cum Vino Cantus back to lend their voices to the afternoon’s festivities. Come out and support the stars of tomorrow and join us all in embracing the joy and spirit of the holidays!

Christmas Oratorio – Jauchzet, frohlocket! 
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major - 1st movement
MacDowell Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor - 1st movement
Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor - 1st movement
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra

And holiday favourites.

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 Stage, 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 to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to 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 full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.