Announcing Christmas with New West

New West Symphony and Chorus is pleased to present their 7th Annual Christmas concert - Christmas with New West.  Join them at the Jack Singer Concert Hall for a fun and relaxing evening of Christmas classics and new favourites.

Tickets range in price from $15-25. Don’t miss this event! For tickets, visit the Arts Commons website: HERE

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New West Symphony and Chorus was founded in February 2010 and has attracted musicians who perform on average fifteen full length concerts per concert season at various venues in and around Calgary.  Last seasons highlights included a sold out Christmas performance at the Jack Singer Concert Halland another sold out show of broadway classics in A Bit of Broadway.

It is New West Symphony and Chorus’ vision to “bless people of all ages, leading them to experience love through music, community, and compassionate giving.” As a registered charity, they support and partner with both local and global organizations who seek to make a difference and support vulnerable people. In the 2017/2018 season, they are partnering with organizations working to provide clean and safe water for those in need.

Christmas with New West will be a hit for the whole family! Grab your parents and kids, invite a few friends, and make Christmas with New West a new Christmas tradition!

New Interim Musical Director 2017

Preparations have started for a very exciting fall and Christmas season with New West Symphony and Chorus! We can’t wait to share new music with you and introduce you to new members.
 
This summer, we found ourselves in need of a Musical Director (conductor) to lead the group for the 2017/2018 season. Because of the short timeline before we start the season, we immediately began to search for an Interim Musical Director who could carry us through the fall and Christmas season while we search for a new Musical Director. We had a surprising offer from a conductor who has many connections to the group, Henric Ideström. Henric has served as the Chair of the Arts for Rocky Mountain College as well as the Pastor of Worship and the Arts at Centre Street Church in the past. Although he moved to the states ten years ago, he has offered his time and skills to New West for these next months until December and will be temporarily travelling in for the group’s events. We are so grateful and so excited.
 
Beyond December, we are prayerfully searching for a new Musical Director to lead New West for years to come.
 
New West has had an incredible foundation of musical excellence established for us by our past directors, David Klob and Jonathan Schorr. We are so grateful for the work, time, and dedication that they contributed and built into this vibrant community of artists. As we look towards the future, we are excited to work with Henric and also excited to see where God leads us.
 
We look forward to seeing you this season! Thank you for being a “Friend of New West”.
 
Blessings,
Leanne Wilkie
President and CEO

Find out more about Henric and our fall schedule by reading our

August 2017 Newsletter: HERE

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Booking Auditions for 2017/2018

NWSC is looking for new members!

Do you love to sing or play an instrument? Have you been wanting to get involved in singing or playing with a group of amazing, fun and energetic people? Have you seen a NWSC concert and thought: “I would love to be a part of that!!”? Well the time to act is now!

We are now accepting new members and will be holding auditions in August! We are auditioning for all vocal and orchestra parts but have particular need for tenors! If you or someone you know is interested please email nw.symphonyandchorus@gmail.com

You can also check out our website here: nwsymphonyandchorus.com
We are so excited to start planning for our 2017-2018 season!! Please share!!!

Announcing: A Bit of Broadway

Taking you to the streets of New York City where the “Newsies” roam, then transporting you for “One Short Day” in the Emerald City! Don’t miss this opportunity to be mesmerized by the classic “Phantom of the Opera” and “Fiddler on the Roof”, only to then get an earful from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Modern Major General”.

Whether you are a seasoned Broadway fan, or just a Broadway newbie, this show is bound to be entertaining! Appropriate for all ages, we hope you’ll join us for “A Bit of Broadway”.

If you are a “Friend of New West”, you will have received an email with a direct link to tickets available April 28.

You can purchase your tickets HERE

There is limited seating, as well as prime  seating (and therefore “not-prime-seating”), so you don’t want to wait! Grab your friends and join us!

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Message from Musical Director David Klob

“Steps of Faith”

Two years ago this month, my family and I loaded up our minivan in Sussex, NB – our home for the previous 14 years – and headed west to Calgary. Following God’s leading, we began a new chapter in our lives. I was going to say that it was a “step” of faith, but actually, it felt more like a giant “leap” of faith, accompanied by a unique mixture of curiosity, a bit of apprehension, and a whole lot of excitement.

Here we are, two years later, and we are marvelling at the incredible journey God has taken us on. We love the story God is writing for our family here in Calgary and we learned that stepping out in faith and following God’s leading is the best way to live. 

And now I find myself at the beginning of another new chapter – this one involving a group of passionate musicians known as New West Symphony & Chorus. It’s another step of faith for me, and I realize it’s a step of faith for them as well (maybe more of a leap?), and that we’re probably all feeling a bit of that same mixture of curiosity, apprehension, and excitement. I know I am. But with each meeting, e-mail and phone call, I learn more about this dynamic team and sense a growing affinity in my spirit for what they do, and for who they are. I love the depth of commitment they have for this group, the depth of musical excellence for which they strive, and the depth of their love for their New West “family”. I certainly believe that God has ordered our steps together “for such a time as this,” and I am thrilled to be giving musical leadership to the group for this next season. I know that New West has developed a stellar reputation in the Calgary area of providing inspiring and meaningful concerts and I look forward to helping them continue to build their “legacy of blessing”.

I have not yet had the privilege of meeting Jonathan Schorr, but insofar as NWSC is an expression of his heart and life, I certainly have a deep sense of admiration and appreciation for his leadership and vision and the many steps of faith he took to launch this ensemble. I also have not yet had the privilege of meeting all of you, , our members, supporters, and donors, but I deeply appreciate the investments of time, money, talent, and prayer that you have all committed to NWSC. I look forward to meeting you in the days ahead. As you know, our mission is to “bless people of all ages through musical performances that inspire them to join us in supporting excellence in choral music and in meeting the needs of the less fortunate.” We can not accomplish this without you. We are counting on your continued support and we need you. Please join us in these “steps of faith”, and let’s anticipate an exciting new chapter that God is writing for us.

David Klob, NWSC Musical Director, 2015-2016 Season

Introducing David Klob – Musical Director

The Board of Directors and NWSC is thrilled to announce that David Klob has accepted the position of Musical Director for the 2015-2016 season! David comes to us with a high level of musical training and expertise. As past Professor of Music Ministry of Kingswood University in New Brunswick for 14 years, and current Worship and Arts pastor at Calgary’s First Alliance Church, he brings a wide range of knowledge and expertise in all areas of choral music (conducting, recording, producing, touring, etc).
Beyond this, it’s David’s heart for ministry, people and community that make us confident he will guide and direct NWSC with passion in this next year. Through the extensive search and interview process, it became incredibly clear that David understood the important role NWSC plays in the city and community, as well as the heart of who we are as a group. We greatly look forward to having David on our team as we continue to pursue the mission and vision of NWSC, in creating excellence in choral music and helping those around us!
We look forward to seeing each one of you in this next season, 
Leanne Wilkie, Interim President and CEO

“In Common Time” – SPRING CONCERT

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“In Common Time”
Friday, May 30, 2014
7:30pm
Centre Street Church, 3900 2nd Street NW

Can you imagine a world without music? Everywhere you go it saturates our minds, hearts and souls – the mall, the car, the train – it remains ever present. It’s mysteries lie within small unique components that on their own have limits but, when understood, practiced and cherished – we realize that no matter where or with whom we find ourselves – the music of life is only complete when we live it together.

Tickets are currently on sale. They range from $15-20 each and can be purchased HERE or by calling 1.855.985.5000.

"In Common Time" – SPRING CONCERT

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“In Common Time”
Friday, May 30, 2014
7:30pm
Centre Street Church, 3900 2nd Street NW

Can you imagine a world without music? Everywhere you go it saturates our minds, hearts and souls – the mall, the car, the train – it remains ever present. It’s mysteries lie within small unique components that on their own have limits but, when understood, practiced and cherished – we realize that no matter where or with whom we find ourselves – the music of life is only complete when we live it together.

Tickets are currently on sale. They range from $15-20 each and can be purchased HERE or by calling 1.855.985.5000.

3rd Annual Fundraising Gala

We are pleased to officially invite you to attend New West Symphony and Chorus’

3rd Annual Fundraising Gala!

Come prepared to bid on some fantastic silent auction times, hear some great music, and learn more about this fantastic group and it’s new initiatives this year!

Auction Bidding: 6:00pm
Concert: 7:00pm

To buy tickets to this great event, simply go to: https://nwsc.ticketbud.com/gala2014

We would LOVE to see you there! If you have any questions, or have any auction items that you’d like to add, please just give us a call at 403.800.3326.

Christmas Tickets

Tickets for the 4th Annual Christmas Concert, Christmas with New West will be for sale on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Concert Details:

“Christmas with New West”

Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7:30pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Tickets available HERE or by calling the Epcor Centre – 403.294.9494