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!
President: Gina O’Beirne
Vice-President: Tonia Bates
Treasurer: Elizabeth Graves
Secretary: Kenzie Love
Past President: Corinna Nielson
Director: Mark Cheesman
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).
One Voice Chorus Society
In May 2012, One Voice Chorus (OVC) incorporated as a society under the Alberta Societies Act.