Our choirs

IMPORTANT: In accordance with Alberta Health guidelines for choral singing, ARC will be providing a Virtual Choir experience for the 2020-21 Season. (Please see ARC's Pandemic Response Plan for further details regarding Covid-19).

We will sing again. Combining together into a choir with one purpose, our anthems will no longer be silenced. How Can I Keep From Singing will take ARC members through a unique trifecta with the ‘soul’ purpose of awakening, nurturing, and sharing the magic of voices in virtual harmony!




A buffet of delectable sights and sounds are coming your way for the third and final term in ARC’s Virtual Season! SHARE will take us on a blast from the past digging into feel-good repertoire from the past 19 seasons. SHARE is a term full of singing, sharing, and celebrating music and its uplifting power in our lives.

Over the term, you can look forward to:

  • Learning a handful of feel-good tunes from seasons' past through sectional rehearsal nights. (May 5, 12, 26 & June 2)
  • Full group rehearsals to run-through learned pieces, followed by GetOnUp - an open mic format for those interested in sharing their own musical musings! (May 18, June 9 & 16)
  • The opportunity to participate in our first Audio Recording Project:
    How Can I Keep From Singing
  • Our final evening - a Summer Sing-a-Long and the premiere of ARC's "Keep Holding On" virtual recording as we raise a glass to our virtual year together on June 23, 2021!

Please see our SEASON CALENDAR for our rehearsal structure and important dates!

We hope you'll consider joining us as we SHARE and celebrate our love of music within our choral community!

Choral Director: Michelle Kotelko


Session Dates:

SHARE: May 5 - June 23, 2021

Rehearsal Structure:

-Online/Virtual Platform

-Wednesdays from 7-9pm

-See term calendar for breakdown of rehearsals, sectionals & events


ARC 2020-21

May - June 2021: $125

We’ve set fees this year at a reasonable level that enable us to produce a virtual season full of valuable content to keep your singing skills up, to keep our community together, and to sustain the operation of ARC. Without your membership - and we hope you’ll join us for the entire 2020-21 season - ARC could not continue.

Membership fees do not cover all the costs of operating ARC. We also rely on grants, fundraising revenue, donations and ticket sales. In a typical year, fees only cover about one-third of the cost of running the choir. In this extraordinary season, without ticket revenue and other typical activities that generate revenue, we will have an increased reliance on membership revenue and donations. If you are able, we invite you to support us with a charitable contribution to support ongoing operations. We thank you for your past and continued support.

Refunds, Bursaries and Special Payments: Due to a reduced administrative complement and our unique circumstances, we will not be processing returns or refunds, or issuing special payment arrangements or bursaries


Artistic and Administrative Teams

ARC will operate with reduced artistic and administrative teams until normal operations resume.


Brian Bowman, Artistic Director

Michelle Kotelko, Principal Director & Associate Artistic Director

Reema Fanning, Principal Choreographer & Associate Artistic Director

Garrett Krause, Accompanist

Faye White, Accompanist


Brian Bowman, Acting Executive Director

Keith Kotelko, General Manager

Candace Dart, Business Manager

Reema Fanning, Program & Communications Coordinator



Click the JOIN NOW button for more information, or to register!


ARC offers adult singers a place to develop their musical skills in an enriching and fun-loving community. 


Membership Requirements for all ARC Choirs:

The ability to match pitch and a commitment to regular attendance are requirements of membership. 

No auditions are required.




up2something Choir
Established in 2003, is a diverse group of men and women who enjoy eclectic, fun and often challenging repertoire. Starting each fall, this non-auditioned mixed choir offers those with and without choral experience or the ability to read music a place where they can enjoy the camaraderie of others with similar interests. Costumes, staging, as well as "age and stage-appropriate" movement and choreography are used to enhance the music and bring their performances to life. A popular Christmas production and season finale provide opportunities for family and friends to share in the choir's achievement. An annual Talent Show offers an outlet for those wishing to perform as soloists, duets and small ensembles.
Infused into every 
performance is a rich and diverse repertoire, often extravagant costumes, and a healthy dose of humour. The incorporation of choreography and theatrical elements makes for a fun experience for performers and audience alike. Repertoire covers a diverse range of genres and styles and affords an abundance of creative opportunities. 





she's up2something

she's up2something
What do you get when you cross eclectic and engaging music, a group of 85 non-auditioned fun loving women, endless laughter, delicious snacks and refreshments, unique staging, choreography (hey, everyone needs to get their 10,000 steps in, right?!), and costuming? You get the best GIRL’S NIGHT in Calgary! She’s Up2Something is a warm and welcoming community of singers that is passionate about sharing the magic of voices in harmony. From weekly rehearsals, monthly workshops, to ChoralFest and our final performance in June, She’s Up2Something provides a rich and exciting environment in which to build and strengthen your musicality.




something lite 

something lite
Now in its ninth season, Something Lite is something different – a perfect combination of great music and great people! Every Wednesday evening, from September through May, we get together to enjoy a variety of music – country, pop, rock, Broadway, and more – and good company. Whatever your musical background, here’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the enjoyment of singing without the pressure of performing. 

ARC’s choirs are committed to awakening, nurturing and sharing the magic of voices in harmony. Something Lite is no exception - offering singers of all ages and walks of life a place to develop musical skills, enjoy the benefits of recreational singing, and sharing the joy of making music. Every rehearsal is fun, fresh and leaves you feeling fine! 



Something Lite is a limited-performing choir
, some community sharing opportunities may arise, based on interest. 




something christmas
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a new choir, friends, and community! On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a fast-paced choral season, and a new choir, friends, and community! We could go on for all twelve days but will refrain! 

One of the highlights of ARC’s season is the excitement and feeling that comes with sharing the magic of voices in harmony at Christmas time. Whether it be with one another each week at rehearsals, at Trinity Lodge with their residents, or with our friends and family at show time, the light and joy of Christmas are thick in the air all season long. If you are looking for a rich and diverse community of non-auditioned women to sing with and expand your musical abilities, you have found the right place. Join us for laughter, snacks, and refreshments that give Pinterest a whole new name, an ugly Christmas sweater fashion show and ChristmasFest in our Up2Christmas Season! 




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