Get Ready! Get Set! Get Registered!

The 2022-2023 season of Cochrane Music Society is right around the corner! We are SO looking forward to regular rehearsals, new music and meeting new members. We already have five brand new members registered!

Tell your friends – WE HAVE FUN!

Riverside Jazz at the Cochrane Labour Day Parade!






We even enjoy working the casino!

If you are a returning member, how about registering now so that we know to expect you. If you have been thinking about joining, come try us out!

Our first rehearsals are Wednesday, Sept 14 (Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz) and Thursday, Sept 15 (Choral Waves) at Cochrane High School music room. The music room is at the north end of the building and there is an exterior door right there on the east side of the building (north of the main entrance).

See you there!

It’s a River Town Jubilee!

The Cochrane Music Society ensembles are eager to present their first indoor concert since 2019, and it’s a  River Town Jubilee!

Saturday, June 11  7pm
Bow Valley Baptist Church
Adult  $15   Senior $10  Children Under 12 Yrs Free
Tickets online or at the Door

We maintained social distancing during the pandemic with summertime parking lot rehearsals and concerts. Now we are back to our regular program and can’t wait to share our music with you!

Band on the Bow has chosen music with themes of inspiration, renewal, and celebration that have excited us as we emerge from the pandemic.

The overarching message of Choral Waves music is peace and wholeness of spirit, performed in a variety of languages including Hebrew, Romanian, Swahili, Zambian, and English.

Every Riverside Jazz performance is a little bit of a history lesson. Our jazzers are playing music by great writers from Count Basie to Phil Collins!

Come out to enjoy an evening of great music and support Cochrane Music Society.

See the terrific article in Cochrane Now

Get your tickets here or at the door.

CIAS Launches Online Arts Courses

Cochrane Integrated Arts Society (CIAS) has relaunched their website and is rolling out their first online arts courses!

CIAS is the society that organized Cochrane Culture Days last September. Choral Waves, Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz all performed and many members volunteered much time and effort to make the weekend a success. CIAS is planning another great CCD weekend September 11-12, 2021 and the CMS ensembles are invited again.

Starting the first week of May, they are offering a selection of Youth and Adult online courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and creative writing. Youth courses run 4-5pm and Adult courses 7-8pm weekly for 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Check out their website, browse through the courses and discover something to spark your interest.

Inside scoop: Charlotte Nixon, the instructor of the creative writing courses, Pick up the Pen and Weaving Words – A Writers’ Workshop, is CMS Music Director Adam Mailman’s wife! She is an accomplished playwright and high school English and Creative Writing teacher. Read more about Charlotte and about the other engaging, professional instructors.

Class sizes are limited to ensure a great interactive experience, so you need to register right away!

To be the first to know as new courses come online, subscribe for Updates over in the sidebar of their website and they will send the news to your Inbox.

Messiah/Complex Is BACK!

Against the Grain Theatre’s daring new interpretation of Handel’s Messiah is a truly cross-Canada performance — in Arabic, Dene, English, French, Inuktitut, and Southern Tutchone, and accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The outpouring of support from audiences across the globe has been so incredible, they have decided to bring this pan-Canadian film back for a limited time.

All of the CMS members participating in the Music Meet Ups know how moved we were by the taste of the Messiah/Complex that Aurora gave us!

Returning for a limited time from April 1st-13th, 2021.

Register to Watch: Messiah/Complex

“National scope, cinematic ambition, bold diversity in interpretation —the soloists sing in half a dozen languages—and a frank meeting between ancient art and the tough questions it raises in today’s world.” – Maclean’s Magazine

Get Ready – Get Set – Register for CMS Spring 2021!

Socially Distanced – Musically Connected!

Spring is coming and we can hardly wait to begin! Register Now to receive music and program notes, and participate in rehearsals and concerts.

We had such a wonderful experience with our Performance Series last summer that we are repeating it this spring and have included TWO new series of virtual classes in the registration.

The Virtual Creative Music Workshop starts February 23 and is a fun series of four classes playing music-making games and creating music in a jamming/contribution fashion. No experience required. No theory required. No classical style notation. Just bring your voice or instrument and some curiosity and excitement to make music.

The Music Meet Ups – Building Concert Repertoire series starts March 10. It is a run of seven classes that will explore the many facets of selecting repertoire for a concert program. Each participant will build a concert program to share at the final session.

In the Performance Series, starting April 28, the members will download sheet music and over five weeks the Music Directors will email the program notes – all the musical technique and style they would teach during rehearsals – to guide the musicians as they practice individually. As weather and COVID-19 permit, we will schedule rehearsals and performances throughout the summer.

To choose repertoire and prepare, the music directors need to know voice/instrument numbers now. So, dust off your instrument or warm up your voice and join in the fun! Go to the CMS Spring 2021 page for all information and to register.