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Western Hospitality Singers are inviting men who love to sing to join us as we prepare for our  upcoming Christmas season.  Come to our Monday night meetings to rehearse our Christmas material, then sing on-stage with the chorus in a Christmas show on December 1st.  
 
Starting on Monday, September 24th, our 5 week introductory program covers the basics of good singing, 4-part harmony, and learning several songs with the full chorus in preparation for our Christmas programme.  You will discover what makes it a joy to be part of our group. 
Whether it's our style of music, our dedication to musical excellence, or the wonderful group of guys who get together every Monday, we guarantee there will be something to enjoy. 
 
Don't miss out - see you there!

Jeff Billo's blog

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!

 

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.

   

A group of WHS members, informally known as the N.W.M.P. (North West Music Project) sang Christmas songs and carols at midday on Wednesday December 7th, at the Meals on Wheels driver appreciation luncheon, and then later for a senior card group at Corpus Christi Church.

21 singers, representing all 4 Alberta BHS chapters, met in Red Deer on Saturday March 12, 2016 to participate in the second annual Alberta Harmony Platoon.

M.C. and organizer Murray Young got the ball rolling and kept it moving, assigning quartets, giving them names like "Instant Plastic", and drawing songs..

Singers were were assigned to quartets, and songs were drawn and assigned to each quartet from the 6 songs which had been learned in advance by the particiants. 

The first round of singing featured a chance to rehearse the selected song, while rounds 2 and 3 songs were drawn and then performed immediately.

A good time was had by all and some fine singing ensued ( though not always perfectly for an entire song or by all 4 members of a quartet).

 

Many men from our chorus took part in delivering a very special outreach once again this Christmas season.  They visited six Calgary-area hospices to provide terminally ill patients with some moments of reflection, remembrance and respect through a gift of music.

Randy Peters, Chorus Director of Western Hospitality Singers, was honoured and presented with the Dr. Paul E. Tamblyn Music Educator Award for 2015.   

James Thexton, Treasurer of Sing Canada Harmony, presented this prestigious award to Randy on December 7th on behalf of Sing Canada Harmony and all barbershop chapters in Canada.  This recognizes Randy for his long-standing excellence in advancing and encouraging music educators in Barbershop  Harmony and a cappella singing,

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