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Greetings – fellow WHS

Here is some important information about some dates, activities and events that are in the planning stages over the next year or so – please review this blog message and mark your calendars accordingly.

First off – our summer break – we normally take a 4 to 6 week break over the summer and this year will be no different.  Our last rehearsal before the break will be Monday, June 24.  We will not rehearse on July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 or August 5.  Our rehearsals will resume on Monday, August 12.

On March 18th, 2019, WHS members received scholarships to attend the Barbershop Harmony Society's week-long "Harmony University", held annually in July, at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee: harmony-university.

On behalf of the Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Fund (, James Thexton, at right, presented cheques to the six happy recipients:

 L to R:

Adrian Smith, Dave Chernoff, Billy Gilliland, Mike Johnson, Emery Cherot, and Tim Hines.


We are gearing up for a number of performances during this Christmas season.  Our first performance is our guest spot on Rhythm of the Rockies Christmas show on Saturday December 1.   In this blog (and email) you will find information that you need for that performance. 

Location:   The Bethany Chapel;  3333 Richardson Way S. W. Calgary (next to Mount Royal University)


On Thursday, January 11th, 12 members of WHS helped at the Calgary Food Bank as volunteer workers.

Again this year they had a little something extra to contribute, in addition to their labour.

On behalf of Western Hospitality Singers, the volunteers presented a donation to assist the Food bank in its worthy efforts

Last year, in January, we donated $ 5,000.00 raised from our December 2016 Christmas shows..  

A donation of the $ 11,000.00 net proceeds of our 2017  Christmas shows was given to Food Bank CEO James Mc Ara. 

Twice as much to celebrate!  We thank all of our loyal supporters who attended our shows and donated by buying a ticket !




Members of Western Hospitality Singers performed as a VLQ  (or Very Large Quartet, consisting of 8 to 12 men singing in 4 part harmony), in the common areas and patients' rooms (on request) at six Calgary hospices on the evenings of December 5th, 6th, and 7th.  This is an annual initiative, in co-operation with The Bearspaw Lions Club, to bring some Christmas spirit into the lives of palliative care patients and their loved ones, at a very meaningful time in their lives.

Members of Western Hospitality Singers attended the 100th anniversary Vimy Ridge commemoration at the Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch Sunday April 9th.

They performed the anthems O Canada and God Save The Queen, plus other chorus repertoire.

The Canadiana medley and The Maple Leaf Forever were particularly appreciated by the audience, many of whom were singing along.

In turn, our WHS guys sang along with Legion members on Pack Up Your Troubles and It’s A Long Way to Tipperary!


Singing Valentines are fun. Crystal works here in Calgary for a foundation that works with adolescent and adult autism. The sender of the Valentine was Larry, her boyfriend, from the Vancouver.
The quartet is the newly registered "Blend The Rules". 
Matt could not make it today so Bob sang lead and Doug filled in on bari. Murray is tenor and Craig is bass.

On Wednesday, January 11th, members of WHS again visited the Calgary Food Bank as volunteer workers.

This time they had a little something extra to contribute, in addition to their labour.

On behalf of Western Hospitality Singers, the volunteers presented a donation to assist the Food bank in its worthy efforts.  

A cheque representing the $ 5,000.00 net proceeds of our Christmas shows was given to Food Bank CEO James Mc Ara. 


First there's work - then it's not unusual for singing to break out.

A number of Western Hospitality Singers members sang for patients and their families at six Calgary hospices in the evenings of December 6th, 7th, and 8th.

The number of men who joined in a VLQ (Very Large Quartet) varied between 9 and 13 each night.

This is an annual outreach project for the chorus, sponsored and organized by the Bearspaw Lions Club.

We appreciate the opportunity to share the gift of song with those having a difficult Christmas season.



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