Kokopelli performs with the greatest heart, spirit and energy
Elise Bradley, Artistic Director, Toronto Children's Chorus

The camaraderie, passion for singing, and performances of all ages is magical. I'm so proud to be a part of the Kokopelli Choir Association.
Jill Stetsko, Kikimasu Parent

who we are

Kokopelli Choirs is a community choir family based in Edmonton, Alberta. We offer musical growth and performance opportunities through seven choirs for singers aged 5 to adult and early childhood music experiences for preschoolers. Known for innovative performances, wide-ranging repertoire, and musical excellence, Kokopelli Choirs believes in the power of music to create diverse, inclusive, and strong communities.
Our seven choirs encompass every age from 5 to adult. They are:
  • Kokopelli (ages 14-24) - an auditioned mixed-voice youth choir, our flagship ensemble
  • Òran (young adults 20 & up) - an auditioned mixed-voice choir that enjoys a busy performance schedule and challenging repertoire
  • Shumayela (ages 12-16) - an auditioned youth choir that includes some changed voices every year, a busy and vibrant crew of young singers
  • Kikimasu (ages 9-12) - our youngest auditioned choir, treble voices singing in several parts
  • Tamariki (ages 5-9) - our non-auditioned starter choir, with several sections rehearsing in smaller groups
  • Vacilando (adults) - an auditioned mixed-voice choir with a slightly more relaxed performance schedule
  • ChandraTala (adults) - an auditioned upper-voice choir for experienced singers of any gender

Kokopelli has received several honours, including the YMCA Peace Medal, the Edmonton Salute to Excellence, and the Syncrude award for Innovative Artistic Direction. Kokopelli's ensembles have placed first in competitions both provincially and nationally. However, our focus remains not on winning awards, but on reaching singers and audience members through our performances.

Founded in 1996 by artistic director Scott Leithead, Kokopelli continues to grow and evolve, but our core values are unchanged:

  • we are a community
  • we are learners
  • we strive to be artists
  • we explore music's meaning
  • we cultivate gratitude
  • we exercise self-discipline
  • we celebrate vulnerability
  • we seek diversity
  • we sing with open hearts because our music is both important and beautiful
Our Core Values Wheel

SING WITH US IN 2020-2021

Watch this space for information on joining us in the coming season!

Drink wine. Support local arts.

In partnership with Vines Riverbend Wine Merchants, Kokopelli's adult choirs are delighted to present you with the chance to drink wine and feel noble about it! The more entries we have, the bigger the prizes get...

With your purchase, you will pay for a bottle of wine as well as your entry fee. Three lucky winners will split the bottles of wine purchased by all entrants, with proceeds to support our local arts organization during this challenging time.

Members' Area

Current members can log in here to pay fees and view their choir's calendar.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

The next choir season is coming up fast and we can't wait to share the concert dates and times with you! Watch this spot for changes.

THE KOKOPELLI CHOIR ASSOCIATION IS A PROUD MEMBER OF

Choir Alberta
Choral Canada

The Kokopelli Choir Association is a registered non-profit society and relies on both public and private funding in order to keep the music going. Your help can make all the difference for a young singer.