Founded in 1996, Kokopelli celebrated its twenty-fifth season in 2020-2021. 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.
With health restrictions lifting in Alberta, we are excited to be returning to in-person rehearsals for our upcoming 2021-2022 season!
Kokopelli's artistic staff is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Kokopelli Choirs also requires that all Kokopelli members participating in-person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Other COVID safety measures will be in place, to be announced a little closer to the start of the season based on current conditions.