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:

We the choir members have been on our summer vacation and enjoying all the time with family and friends. It has been a great summer, very hot but with lots of sunshine. In July we had our B.B.Q. at Claudia Bosch’s beautiful garden. We had great weather, super food and lots of fun singing and socializing. It was great to be together. All our choir members have been very healthy and active.

Today, we are still 21 active members that enthusiastically carry on our Austrian Culture, led by our choir director, Jeannie Park. We are grateful to be able to share the wonderful treasure of singing Austrian traditional folk and classical music.

Practice will begin on Thursday, September 15th. We will start rehearsing for our first performance at the Austrian National Holiday and for the 27th of October concert at the Trinity Lodge Senior Centre. Music brings people together and it lifts up the spirit. For those of you who would like to start singing, please drop in and visit us during practice. Practice is on Thursday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Austrian Canadian Society Club. Please come and share your love of music with us!

Thank you to all who celebrated Heimatabend with us on June 4th! Many thanks to the German Men’s choir directed by Susan Woodward, Schuhplattler Enzian Dance group, Danny & Jana and our MC Gerhard Pflug. Thank you for making it a fun evening. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

With best wishes,
Frieda Foidl

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