Catherine Glaser-Climie


Affiliation: Cantaré Children's Choir
Presentation: Participatory Workshop, Reading Session
Title: Canadian Eh?
Abstract: CANADIAN EH?

The Treble Choir Repertoire used widely today is representative of a rich tradition that encompasses a wide spectrum of styles, compositional techniques and levels of complexity. At the core of this literature are works written by Canadian composers
which are sung and celebrated all over the world. In addition to well known contemporary composers such as Mark Sirrett, Eleanor Daley, Ruth Watson Henderson whose music is universally sung, there are many lesser known composers such as Jeff
Ryan, Allan Gordon Bell, John Govedas, Alexander Tilley, and composers from our past William H. Anderson and Robert Fleming whose works are worthy of the attention and exploration by present day choristers.
Participants in this repertoire session will have the opportunity to explore a broad sampling of treble choir repertoire from unison to multi-voice works to better acquaint
themselves with the rich heritage of which our country can boast. Also included in the presentation will be teaching strategies and background research. A detailed repertoire
list will be provided.

Biography: Catherine Glaser-Climie has nurtured and inspired singers of all ages through her acclaimed work with choirs and singers for more than thirty years. Choirs under her direction have won awards at the local, provincial and national level and regularly perform with Calgary Opera, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and are frequently heard on radio and television. Her choirs have been invited to perform at prestigious events and tour extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Her choirs have twice performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip in Edmonton and in Ottawa.
Currently she is Founder / Artistic Director of the Cantaré Children’s Choir in Calgary, a nationally-acclaimed programme of one hundred and fifty singers ages six to eighteen, and serves as Minister of Music at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross.
In demand to share her expertise with all levels and ages, and known for her captivating warmth and enthusiasm, invitations to appear as adjudicator, lecturer, guest conductor and clinician take Catherine across North America. Recognized as a leader, she is active in many professional organizations, currently serving on the Program Advisory Committee for Choir Alberta and recently serving on the Artistic Council for Podium 2016.