Founded in 1996, Kokopelli will celebrate its twenty-fourth season in 2019-2020. 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. Though proud of these accomplishments, the focus of the choir remains centred 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. They have several smaller-scale tours planned for the 2019-2020 season and look forward to sharing their music with some audiences closer to home!