About us

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The Calgary Crescendo Choir held its first performance on May 22,1997. In November 2000, the choir was incorporated as The Calgary Crescendo Choir Society becoming the only Italian language choir in Western Canada.

The singers perform in concert at the Italian Canadian Cultural Center for their Calgary audience each Christmas and in the spring. They are enjoyed around the city at places like Spolumbo’s and Spinelli’s and offer their gift of music to seniors’ homes and other events.

The choir tours regularly around Alberta and travels nationally and internationally every few years.

Calgary Crescendo Choir is an adult non-auditioned and self-funded choir open to men and women, Italian and non-Italian alike. Knowledge of Italian is an asset but not essential; members must love music and song. The choir practices every Tuesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Calgary Italian Cultural Centre (416 1st Avenue N.E.). Our season runs from September through June (excluding Christmas holidays).

Panorama 2022 - Choir Article - Read here
Need a choir to sing at your next event?
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Our choir members love to sing and have a great time whenever and wherever they are invited. We would love to provide entertainment!
Please provide details of your event on our contact page,
or email our President Cecilia Cupido 

The Calgary Crescendo Choir Society Board of Directors 

Cupido, Cecilia M. - President
Ciccaglione, Lucy - Treasurer/Vice President
Monte, Lina - Secretary / Performance Coordinator
Calabrese, Ann - Director, Music Committee Chair
Cimmino, Antonio - Director, Membership and Equipment
Labrocca, Domenica - Director, Costume Coordinator 
Romeo, Bianca - Director, Social Event Coordinator

Our Professional Musicians 

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Marian Hamilton, Music Director
Director Marian Hamilton sees choral conducting as the fine art of blending voices to express the best of human emotion. As a composer, conductor, singer, organist/pianist, and theatre impresario, she has over 45 years of experience bringing music to the stage. She has worked with many fine choirs and currently is the artistic director of The Painted Fish Theatre Company. "Singing in Italian is one of the easiest and best ways to enjoy your voice. The pure vowels and the lush romantic melodies bring joy to the singer and audiences alike".

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Todd Davidson, Pianist
Todd L. Davidson was born in Brantford, ON and started studying piano when he was 6 years old. He has an A.R.C.T. in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto a BMUS HONOURS degree in piano performance from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. He operates a mobile piano studio here in Calgary since relocating here in 1996. He has been piano accompanist for The Calgary Crescendo Choir since 2014. In 2019 he also accompanied the Silver Stars Musical Revue Society. Todd also plays keyboard and sings in 2 local rock bands: Black Light and Wrongfully Accused. Todd is in popular demand.