Austrian Choir Heimatecho

The Austrian mixed Choir “Heimatecho” has been singing together since 1980 when a group of members of the Austrian-Canadian Society got together to rehearse some traditional songs for the Christmas party at the newly opened Austrian-Canadian Cultural Centre. Over the years 30 singers joined the choir, which performs at various club functions and also sings at senior homes and hospitals. New singers are always welcome to join the choir. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

For more information please call Frieda Foidl 403 246-0259.

Choir Report

Dear Friends and Members:

Spring is around the corner, we sure are looking forward to seeing the snow disappear. Spring is a time to embrace life. Easter comes this year in the middle of April, so a Happy Easter and a nice warm weather wishes to all of our members and friends. The choir will be getting together on a practice day to celebrate Vic Lavicka’s and four other choir members’ birthdays in April. We are sorry to have two choir members missing due to illness. We wish them a speedy recovery.

On Saturday, April 30th, the Schuhplattler will have a Maifest with raising a Maibaum during the day and in the evening there is a dinner and dance, we the Choir Heimatecho will have our performance and sing our beautiful four part harmonies of traditional choral music from Austria.

We have had to wait for two years to present our traditional Heimatabend but Saturday, June 4th we will present this special, enjoyable event. Choir Heimatecho performs at this unique celebration and we are grateful to be able to share and enjoy the wonderful treasure of Austrian Culture. We are honoured to have the support of the very enjoyable and exciting German Canadian Male Choir with their members and friends and their choir Director Susan Woodward. Then the talented Schuhplattler Enzian with their new May dance will perform which is much enjoyed by our audience. This evening will be a musical treasure held at the Austrian club with excellent traditional buffet dinner and entertainment with dancing to the band Danny and Jana.

The Choir Heimatecho invites everyone to support this special event and bring all your friends. Music brings people together and I hope I will see you all at the Austrian Club.

Frieda Foidl

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