One Voice Chorus (OVC) is a mixed choir for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer singers and their straight and cisgender allies. We are an auditioned choir with a wide-ranging repertoire: from classical to jazz, from madrigals to showtunes, and more!

OVC Board of Directors

President: River Andrasta

Past President: Gina O’Beirne

Vice-President: Kaycie Rumrill

Treasurer: Jim Royer

Secretary: Ricardo Avelar

Director: Kenzie Love

Director: Griffin Arguile

OVC was founded in September 2011. Four singers signed up for auditions the first night and a choir was born. From four singers we quickly grew to ten and made our debut at a Christmas concert hosted by the Unitarian Church of Calgary in December 2011.

By the spring of 2012, we had 17 singers on the roster and we were ready to contemplate presenting a concert of our own. We rang the curtain down, ending on our first season on a high note. Our Début! concert in June 2012 launched us officially as Calgary’s new GLBT choir. We were joined on stage by the Calgary Men’s Chorus, whom we regard proudly as our big brothers.

Many years have rolled by now since we first opened our doors to singers. We’re a fully-fledged choir of nearly 40 singers that presents two concerts each season, in addition to various guest appearances and collaborations.

Interested in joining us? Sign up for an audition! We rehearse on Monday nights at the Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 – 1st Street NW, Calgary).

Aims of the choir

to create a queer-friendly space for queer folk and their straight allies

to sing a wide variety of music

to aim for excellence in our singing

to build bridges with other groups in the community

to have fun!

One Voice Chorus Society

In May 2012, One Voice Chorus (OVC) incorporated as a society under the Alberta Societies Act.

One Voice Chorus Society provides a supportive environment for LGBTQ2 singers and allies to sing, learn, perform, and share within an artistic, community-focused organization.
One Voice Chorus Society makes a meaningful contribution to the greater community through musical excellence and serves as a beacon for the LGBTQ2 community.