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.