2021/22 Season Graphic by Quinn Goddard
Classical Guitar Society of Calgary
We also hold social gatherings where local amateur and professional guitarists perform for each other. All are welcome to attend - meetings held on the third Friday of every month during the season.
We bring some of the best classical guitarists from around the world to Calgary to perform and teach masterclasses. Past performers include Ana Vidovic, Xuefei Yang, Pavel Steidl, Denis Azabagic, and more.
We love music. We especially love music that's played on classical guitars. The Classical Guitar Society of Calgary was founded in 1974 to promote interest in and study of classical guitar. That is still our goal.
Photo by Bill Quayle
Photo by Bill Quayle
March 11, 2022:
Surprise! We have an extra concert in our Season, the incredible Canadian Guitar Quartet featuring new members Jerome Ducharme and Christ Habib, and it is only a couple of weeks away. The event will take place on March 26th at Knox Presbyterian Church and is a co-presentation with Mount Royal University. Click here to read more about the Quartet and this performance.
December 14, 2021:
Our Guitar Orchestra recently had its first live concert, and you can check out some footage from that performance on this page. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
October 1, 2021:
Tickets and memberships for the 2021/22 Season are now available! As with last Season, our membership will be free and on a sign-up basis. To purchase tickets for any of our concerts this year, please head to the 2021/22 Season page.
September 22, 2021:
Our concert season just got a little bigger and brighter - Bahar Ossareh will be joining us on Saturday November 27th to kick things off this year! We are all looking forward to our first in-person event in nearly two years, hope to see you there.
September 5, 2021:
Officially announcing our 2021/22 Season! We are taking things one small step at a time, with live concerts being planned starting in January 2022. This Season will include performances and masterclasses by Daniel Bolshoy, Rene Izquierdo, and Johan Smith. More events may appear in the coming weeks!
July 29, 2021:
The 2021 edition of GuitarFest West has been cancelled. Look for the return of the Festival in August 2022, have a great Summer!
July 6, 2021:
We have two videos to share with you today, one from our friends in the CSSA and one from our brand new CGSC Guitar Orchestra! The CSSA video can be found on our Community Listings page, and more information about the CGSC Guitar Orchestra (as well as the video of its debut performance) can be found on the Guitar Orchestra page.
May 10, 2021:
We are pleased to announce that Daniel Bolshoy's online concert will officially be taking place this upcoming Saturday May 15 on Facebook! The concert will begin at 6:00 pm MDT, and Daniel will be joining us to chat during the event. For more details, head on over to the CGSC Facebook page.
March 2, 2021:
Thank you to all who participated in Daniel Bolshoy's masterclasses this past weekend! Daniel's concert unfortunately had to be postponed to May, but thankfully we have a surprise performer coming up this weekend: Xuefei Yang. Xuefei is without a doubt one of the top performers of our time and we are extremely lucky to have her for this special online event on Sunday.