MHC Conservatory

Choral Programs

Choir members develop vocal and choral skills. Singing in a choir also develops musical sensitivity and responsiveness, music literacy, personal motivation, self-discipline, teamwork and an appreciation for a wide variety of choral repertoire. Choir members will develop vocal and choral skills and are actively involved in performing locally and at provincial, national and international levels.

Message from MHC Conservatory related to COVID-19
MHC Conservatory is not currently accepting registrations for group classes for Fall 2020. The wellbeing of our instructors and students remains our top priority. We continue to monitor the guidance of Alberta Health Services and the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta. If based on this guidance, MHC Conservatory can safely offer group classes including children’s programs, choirs and ensembles, this will be communicated at a future date.

Adult Choir

Ages: 18+, non-auditioned
Director: Katie-Anne Nemeth

The goal of the Adult Choir is to learn and perform a wide variety of repertoire derived from many different countries, cultures and time periods. The choir explores singing in multiple languages and various styles of music. The Adult Choir welcomes singers of all levels and experience. Community concerts are held at the end of each term, in December and May.

Children’s Choir

Ages: 6 - 13, non-auditioned
Director: Alicia Bigras

The Children's Choir is for children who would like the experience of singing in a choir. New students and experienced students are welcome to join and no audition is required. Children will learn proper singing techniques in a variety of styles including folk songs, musical theatre, classical, and pop. The goal of the Children's choir is to foster a love of music in children! The only requirement for the choir is that you love to sing and want to come and have fun!

Girls’ Choir

Ages: 12 - 19, audition required
Director: Katie-Anne Nemeth

Singers in the Girls’ Choir are given the opportunity to achieve the highest possible artistic standards through the study and performance of quality choral literature while developing musical friendships based on the common pursuit of shared values and goals. Choristers are expected to welcome challenges, share a keen desire to achieve excellence and experience the joy of shared music making. The Girls’ Choir is also a major performing and touring ensemble. In addition to being active locally, the choir has performed throughout Western Canada, Europe and Asia. Choristers and parents must be willing to commit to an active schedule of rehearsals, workshops, performances and fundraising activities.

The choir team is made complete by the support of the Medicine Hat Choir Parents’ Association. This not-for-profit society serves as a vital arm to the choir by: 

  • Helping implement the program’s artistic and educational goals,
  • Sharing responsibilities as supporters, organizers and supervisors, and
  • Initiating community and corporate fundraising to support the choir’s activities outside the rehearsal hall.

Auditions for the Girls’ Choir are held annually in May or June for the following September. Contact the Conservatory office or the director for details.

Upcoming Events

Please check this listing regularly for upcoming performances by the students and instructors from MHC's Conservatory of Music & Dance.