Catherine Glaser-Climie


Affiliation: Cantaré Children's Choir
Presentation: Participatory Workshop, Reading Session
Title: Canadian Eh?
Abstract: CANADIAN EH?
Treble choir literature written by Canadian composers is sung and celebrated all over the world. At this reading session, you will sing your way through a broad sampling of diverse treble repertoire that will include works of well known Canadian composers [Sirett, Daley, Henderson], lesser known composers [Ryan, Bell, Govedas, Tilley] and composers from our past [Anderson, Willan]. Discover again why Canada is the envy of the choral conducting world.

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.