Frequently Asked Questions

For us at Vocal Latitudes, a world music choir is a choir that can sing anything it wants to!

We sing songs from different musical traditions from around the world, in many different languages. This has included traditional African music, gospel, jazz, Latin chants, Finnish Christmas Carols, Top 40 songs, Broadway hits, original compositions, Japanese poetry, Haitian Creole, themes from Video Games . . . the list goes on and on.

Each season our Artistic Director works to chose a very varied and interesting musical adventure for us to present to our audiences.

Vocal Latitudes rehearses on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, when we are in session. We have two terms, one that starts in September and ends in December and our second session starts in January and ends in May. In addition to the main rehearsals, each sectional has two or three additional rehearsals in each session.
The choir rehearses in the Panabaker Hall at the Unitarian Church of Calgary.
No, we are a community choir run by the Vocal Latitudes Choir Society.
Vocal Latitudes is managed by the Vocal Latitudes Choir Society, a registered non-profit organization with a board of directors. The positions on the board are elected annually and they are responsible for managing the choir. The actual rehearsals are run by our Artistic Director, Frank Rackow.
The fees are set annually by our board of directors. The fees for the 2016-2017 season are $150 for a single term or $250 (a $50.00 discount) if you pay for the full year.

We do offer payment plans.

Definitely! Although we are a non-audition choir, we are also a choir that works hard to create a great vocal performance for our audience and that means practice at home is a must!
The Members Area of our choir website contains audio files that you can use to practice with. As well each section will rehearse on its own once or twice each session to practice just their parts. Although it is certainly easier if you have some basic knowledge of music notation our helpful choristers will do everything they can to help make you be successful.
We have two big concerts each year, one per session. In addition, we have other singing opportunities that come up during the year, such as senior’s residences, which we try to do each term.
Unfortunately, not at this time. Choir members must be 18 years or older.
At last count it was 17.

(18 if you include the gibberish language, Cirquish, that Cirque du Soleil invented.)

Absolutely. Come to the Unitarian Church of Calgary and visit us. Rehearsals are from 7:30 – 9:30 every Tuesday. Contact us via the CONTACT US page and let us know you are coming!