Our 2022-2023 Season has Begun

The Vocal Latitudes community choir is so excited to announce the beginning of our 2022-2023 season has begun! We are happy to welcome back our existing Calgary and to welcome our new members. If you have been thinking about joining our Calgary community choir, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to register. We are a non-auditioned community choir. If you can carry a tune, you’ll fit right in! You don’t need to be able to read music to be able to join our choir. Our experienced choristers will help you to learn music.

What to Expect

This season we will be back to rehearsing in person. It will be great to have everyone back together. We will also be giving a full range of performances. This includes our concerts as well as guest appearances in the ProArts at Noon series and many other exciting possibilities. You are also able to attend remotely by Zoom if you wish to do so.

What Will We Sing?

The Vocal Latitudes Artistic Advisory committee has chosen a wide range of song and choral work for our 2022 session. Additionally, we will be placing a particular emphasis on Canadian songwriters and choral composers.

We will also be singing Durme Durme. This is a beautiful song that we will be singing in Ladino (the Sephardic Jewish tongue). It was composed by Flory Jagoda who was a Bosnian Jewish musician who managed to escape to escape the Nazis and began a new life in the United States. She was a central figure in renewing interest in Sephardic music. Previously, we have sung her Chanukah song Ocho Kandelikas.  We are excited to explore more music by this talented composer who sadly passed away in 2021.

Another song that we are looking forward to singing is the sacred Christmas carol Gaudete.  It is believed to have been composed during the 16th century. This song has been adapted many times. In 1973, it was covered by the English folk band Steeleye Span and made it all the way up to number 14 on the pop charts. It’s fascinating to see how songs survive and evolve over the years. We are looking forward to singing this beautiful song.

Join Our Calgary Choir

We welcome new members to join our world music community choir. We rehearse from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesdays at the Calgary Unitarians building. You are welcome to sit in on a session to see if our Calgary choir is the right fit for you. Contact us today to learn more! We are excited to have you join us now that our 2022-2023 season has begun.

Join Vocal Latitudes

Do you love to sing? Have you been considering joining a choir? Vocal Latitudes is a non-auditioned community choir in Calgary, Alberta. We sing a wide variety of world music. There are many different types of choral music from all around the world. We like to explore many different types of music such as African music, jazz, gospel, Finnish Christmas Carols, Latin chants, Broadway hits, Top 40 songs, Haitian Creole, Japanese poetry, etc. If you enjoy learning new types of music, then you should join Vocal Latitudes. We are the community choir Calgary loves!

New Members

We welcome all new members. You must be able to carry a tune (match pitch) and love to sing! Don’t stress if you can’t read music. Our helpful choristers will ensure that you can learn the music. We also have a Members Area on our website that contains audio files of the songs. This will help you to practice at home.


Vocal Latitudes rehearses every Tuesday at 7:30 pm when we are in session. We have two terms per year. The first begins in September and ends in December. The second begins in January and ends in May. Our rehearsals are divided into sections. We have the main rehearsal, and we also have two to three additional rehearsals for every vocal section. This allows every vocal section to thoroughly learn its part.


Vocal Latitudes community choir is managed by the Vocal Latitudes Choir Society (VLCS). The VLCS is a registered non-profit organization that has a board of directors. Board members are elected annually and manage the choir. The rehearsals are run by the Artistic Director, Frank Rackow. The fees for the current season are $150 for a single term and $250 if you pay for both seasons. This also gives you a savings of $50.

What Next?

You are welcome to sit in on a session of a Vocal Latitudes rehearsal session before you commit to joining. Please contact us to let us know that you are coming. We are excited to have new members and to grow our choirs. We host major concerts at the end of every term. Vocal Latitudes also performs at seniors’ residences and by invitation at community events. Vocal Latitudes is the world music community choir Calgary loves! Join today!