Founded in 1996, Kokopelli is in its twenty-seventh season in 2022-2023. As the flagship ensemble of the Kokopelli Choir Association, Kokopelli has received first and second place rankings consistently on the Canadian national festival stage. The choir also placed first in their division in the CBC/Choral Canada Competition for Amateur Canadian Choirs in 2015. Kokopelli has received several awards for its work with youth, music education, and its African Projects Fund. While Kokopelli takes pride in these accomplishments, the choir's focus remains centered on creating a learning experience for young singers while providing audiences with exciting and innovative musical performances.
Kokopelli has been a featured ensemble at many events both nationally and internationally. These include the Rocky Mountain National Music Festival, Podium (the biennial conference of Choral Canada), the Canadian Music Educators National Conference, the regional conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the International Society of Music Educators (ISME) conference, and others. In addition to performances in many North American cities, the choir has toured to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Malaysia, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, and Zambia.
Kokopelli is thrilled to have been invited as a featured ensemble at the IFCM World Choral Expo in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2019.
COVID safety measures will be adjusted through the season according to current pandemic conditions.
Being in Kokopelli is more than just singing - it means sharing a piece of your heart.
Kokopelli is still accepting auditions for the 2022-2023 season.
Auditions are like a friendly mini voice lesson: no experience is expected or required. We will make you feel as comfortable as possible and we're excited to meet you!
Kokopelli rehearses on Mondays from 7:00-9:30 PM and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM at McDougall United Church (10015 101 St NW), which is easily accessible by transit.
Please note that bursaries are available, and we make every effort to ensure that financial considerations never preclude a qualified singer from being part of the choir!