Concert Program

Riverside Jazz      

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
    arr Paul Murtha
  2. Arnge Drank
    Paul Baker
  3. It Had Better Be Tonight
    Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer arr Scott Ragsdale
  4. Night and Day
    Cole Porter arr Dave Wolpe
  5. Mambo Swing
    Scotty Morris arr Roger Holmes

Choral Waves

  1. White Winter Hymnal
    Robin Pecknold arr Allan Billingsley
  2. Snow on a Moonlit Night
    Bedrich Smetanawords by P P Aranowski, arr Catherine Delanoy
  3. Woodsmoke and Oranges
    Ian Tamblyn arr Rebecca Campbell
  4. A Glimpse of Snow and Evergreen
    Vijay Singh
  5. For A Winter’s Night
    Gordon Lightfoot
    arr Michael Hannawalt & Justine Sasanfar
  6. Blue Skies
    Irving Berlin
  7. Christmas…In About Three Minutes
    arr Mark Weston

Intermission – With the Microwaves

Band on the Bow

  1. Aloft
    Steven Bryant
  2. Keystone
    Matt Neufeld
  3. Night Highway
    Nicholas Ryan Kelly
  4. Christmas Toons
    Julie Giroux

The CMS Music Directors

ADAM Mailman (M. Ed/B. Mus./B. Ed) Director – Band on the Bow & Riverside Jazz
Adam is the music teacher at Central Memorial High School and is a leader in Calgary area professional learning through organizing professional development events for Calgary teachers throughout the year. He has studied with Dr. Mark Hopkins, Dr. Dale Lonis, and Dr. Glenn D. Price in pedagogy and conducting. Adam performs with Alberta Winds and is in demand for clinics and workshops.

Diego Bechthold (B. Mus./B. Ed.) Director – Choral Waves
Diego has taught music at several high schools in BC and Alberta. He is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician with various community and high school music ensembles. His love of teaching music inspires all members of his ensembles to reach their potential regardless of their ability.

Jung-Suk Ryu (B. Mus.) Accompanist – Choral Waves
JS Ryu is the inaugural President and CEO of the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) by day and fills the rest of his life with music when he can. An award-winning pianist and recipient of the Royal Conservatory Silver Medal, in 2019, JS was named one of Calgary’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine in recognition for his work in the arts.

Program Cover Artist
Lorri Pullman-MacDonald is an active member of the Leighton Center, the Calgary Artists Society, the Cochrane Art Club and the Federation of Canadian Artists. Living in the foothills, Lorri finds fresh inspiration in places that she has been to countless times. Painting “Plein Air” has helped her appreciate the dynamic quality of nature’s light.

Cochrane Music Society 25th Anniversary

We are celebrating our 25th anniversary with TWO commissioned compositions!

Jay Michalak, one of Canada’s leading trumpeters and Director of the award winning JazzYYC Youth Lab Band, is composing a Latin jazz piece for Riverside Jazz.

Juno Award winner Claude Lapalme (conductor, composer and arranger/orchestrator living in Red Deer) is collaborating with Sonny-Ray Day Rider (composer and pianist from the Kainai Blood Tribe pursuing advanced studies (M.Mus) in music composition at the University of Lethbridge) to create a piece called Meet Me At The River for Band on the Bow and Choral Waves together.

We will premiere both commissioned pieces at our Spring Showcase Concert May 11, 2024.
Come celebrate with us!

Upcoming Events

  • Choral Waves at Choir Alberta Choralfest
    March 21, 2024 Venue TBA Admission: Free to Public
  • Spring Showcase Concert
    May 11, 2024 at 7pm Cochrane Alliance Church
  • Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz at The Blowout
    May 25, 2024 Stan Rogers Stage, Centennial Park, Canmore

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