Kokopelli YouTube video tops a half million views


Sometime on the afternoon of February 22, 2018, Kokopelli's YouTube cover of Coldplay's "Fix You" surpassed a jaw-dropping milestone when the 500,000th viewer clicked "Play." The video has been an enduring viral hit ever since it was uploaded in 2013. It has helped build a worldwide audience for our YouTube channel, with over 10,000 new views every week—and a current lifetime total of nearly 1.3 million.

To view "Fix You," click here.

Kokopelli welcomes newest exchange chorister


Kokopelli Choirs are thrilled to welcome their 16th exchange chorister. Sokhi Mfenyana will be living in Edmonton and singing with Kokopelli and Òran until mid-July 2018, representing her home choir (and Kokopelli's South African sister choir) University of Pretoria Youth Choir (UPYC). We look forward to introducing Sokhi to Edmonton audiences, and to providing her with an eventful and fulfilling exchange experience. Welcome, Sokhi!

Stroll from choir to choir along Edmonton’s historic Church Street


Journey, the Kokopelli “choir crawl,” is back by popular demand! In a one-of-a-kind musical event, all six Kokopelli Choirs (plus our traditional guests the Brail Tones) will spread out Saturday, May 27 along Edmonton’s Church Street Heritage Area. It’s a literal choral journey, as audience members travel from venue to historic venue along 96 Street. Along the way they’ll enjoy 15-minute sets by each of the choirs.

“We introduced this idea two years ago, and the audience absolutely loved it,” said Kokopelli Artistic Director Scott Leithead. “It created a real festival atmosphere, with people strolling up and down the street to explore buildings and hear choirs. Church Street has so many lovely old venues, and most Edmontonians have never been inside them.”

The afternoon wraps up with a raucous African massed-choir singalong in the park.

Audience members can check in at Sacred Heart Church (10821 96 St.) before 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, pick up a map and program, and then choose their own paths through the various performance venues—all within easy walking distance. Tickets ($20, $15 students) are available from individual choristers, from Tix on the Square (tixonthesquare.ca) and at the Sacred Heart door.


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Kokopelli welcomes Rajaton (Winspear Apr 12)


Kokopelli is thrilled to welcome (and sing with!) world renowned Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton, Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Winspear Centre.

The concert marks the latest chapter in the long-standing friendship and collaboration between our choir and this stunningly talented sextet. Kokopelli has connected with Rajaton for numerous workshops over the years, and has commissioned and premiered several original choral works composed by Rajaton members.

Read a review from a 2014 Rajaton concert at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center

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