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:

Choir Heimatecho says happy New Year and farewell to 2023. We welcome 2024 with open arms, for a year of new beginnings. The snow is here and we have the opportunity for winter activities. The Austrian Club held a casino on January 11th and 12th, 2024. Some of our choir members were able to help at this important event, which is very much appreciated - thank you.

On January 18th, we started to practice for our special February 1st performance for Theresia Franke’s Celebration of Life. Choir Heimatecho will sing the songs Theresia loved, namely “Liebestraum” and “Abendstille in den Bergen.” On Thursday, April 11th, the choir will perform at the Arbour Lake Senior Centre. It gives us great pleasure to have a fun evening with their members. At a later date, we will sing at the Trinity Lodge. Next, we were asked to sing for the Bonifatius Church. No date is set yet. We are so grateful to be able to share and enjoy the wonderful treasure of the Austrian traditional music. The universal language of music brings us all to practice every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Austrian Club in Calgary. We are a fun choir, if you like music, come and join us. The relatively small group of dedicated members perform regularly. The Choir is under the musical direction of Jeannie Park. Music gives us a happy heart.

With best wishes,
Frieda Foidl

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