Join Us

Join Rhythm of the Rockies and discover what it means to sing a cappella harmony, while making lifelong friendships and memories.

You'll learn a variety of songs, take part in weekly education classes, and learn from internationally acclaimed coaches.
Join us on Tuesdays, from 7pm to 10pm to experience our harmonies and become part of something extraordinary.
Rhythm of the Rockies meets at (but is not affiliated with) The Performing Arts Youth Centre, 1371 Hastings Crescent SE, Calgary.
Guests and new members are always welcome!
 

 

#AcappellaXmas - Sep 11 -Nov 27 (Show Dec1)

Sing A Cappella this Christmas with International award-winning A Cappella chorus- Rhythm of the Rockies!

  • Hone your vocal skills with weekly voice lessons.
  • Learn to sing A Cappella
  • Feel what it's like to be part of a community of singers.
  • Perform on stage with us this holiday season!
 
A Few Details:
  • #AcappellaXmas is a non-auditioned program
  • It's ok if you join the program after Sept 11. 
  • The first evening that you attend is free. 
  • The 11-week program fee is $50. That's less than $5 per week.
  • 18-25 year olds will be $25.
  • Rehearsals are every Tuesday starting Sept 11, ending Nov 27. Come as often as you can.  7pm - 8;30pm
  • Join us on our show Dec 1st at Bethany Chapel
It is not necessary to pre-register for #AcappellaXmas (you can just walk in the door) 
Feel free to contact us if you have questions, or really do want to let us know you are coming.
 
And there's more! 
You will have the opportunity to attend our Calgary Area School "The Artistic Singer" with facility Ryan Heller. November 2 & 3. (registration for non-members $75)
 
Ryan Heller leads the International Award-winning Sweet Adeline chorus Pride of Portland.  Along with the tremendous distinction of being Pride's Master Director 700, Ryan is the Artistic Director/Conductor of Chorus Austin, (Austin, TX.) and Portland Vocal Consort (Portland, OR).
Ryans Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees are in conducting and vocal studies from Chapman University (Orange, CA) and Portland State University (Portland, OR). He is a much sort-after chorus and quartet coach, workshop speaker and guest director.
 
 

Chorus Membership 

If you enjoy #AcappellaXmas and are considering becoming a full-fledged member, here’s how that would work.
 
To join our chorus you do not need to read music or have a trained singing voice. You only need to be able to sing in tune. Ongoing training is provided in vocal, breathing and visual performance skills. 
 
At your first rehearsal, you will be placed to determine what vocal part you are best suited to sing.  In the barbershop genre, you will be either a Lead, which is the melody line, or Tenor, Baritone or Bass which are the harmony parts. After your voice placement, you will be given music and a temporary spot on the risers beside someone who sings the same part. The chorus will provide audio learning tracks.  Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to practice singing the audition song on the risers with the chorus and in smaller groups. Should you choose to audition, you will be asked to sing your part against the other four voice parts.
The audition process requires that you be able to carry a tune (i.e.stay in pitch) and be able to hold your tune against a harmony line. If you are not sure if you can do this, come out and give it a try!   We are happy to help you out, and teach you along the way.