Bringing exceptional music closer to you

Engaging concerts that feel like you're among friends

Discover how incredible music is inspired, composed and played

Get closer to the music that inspires you. At High River Gift of Music, we share exquisite, world-class music through concerts, masterclasses, school clinics and outreach performances. Our goal is to give our audience access to incredible music, while providing insight into how it is envisioned, composed and played.

Relax and enjoy engaging concerts with renowned local, national and international vocalists and classical musicians, in a comfortable atmosphere that feels like you’re among friends.

2024-25 | A Season to Connect

 

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2024-25 Events

Sunday September 8, 2024

Honens Open Air High River

A free family-friendly event in George Lane Memorial Park

Piano, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn

Join us for a glorious concert in George Lane Memorial Park, as we celebrate togetherness, arts and culture, and the simple joy of spending time outdoors.

Presented in collaboration with Honens

Saturday October 5, 2024

Gryphon Trio

Redefining Chamber Music

Violin, cello and piano

Described as “a piano trio that plays with strength and unanimity … big, bold, almost orchestral performances” (The Los Angeles Times), the Gryphon Trio is redefining chamber music for a new millennium.

Saturday December 1, 2024

Calmus Choral Christmas Concert 

Celebrating the Holiday Season

Vocal quintet

Join in a holiday celebration imbued with old-world charm, as Calmus Choral Ensemble returns to High River. This award-winning a cappella quintet from Germany presents a program spanning centuries of sacred and secular carols from Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Americas.

Friday, February 7, 2025 | 7:30 pm

Orontes Guitarists

Building Musical Bridges

Classical guitar.

Like the river from which they take their name, these Syrian musicians have crossed borders and cultural divisions and now bring their uplifting blend of baroque, flamenco and blues-inspired classical guitar to communities across Canada.

Presented in collaboration with Prairie Debut

Friday, April 11 2025

Sofia Fakely and
Charlotte Giraudeau

Young Musicians Extraordinaire

Cello and piano

We present two incredible emerging artists, cellist Sofia Fakeley and pianist Charlotte Giraudeau, as part of our mission to nurture and showcase local talent.

We love to share the gift of music with you.

 

High River continues to support our audience by doing what we do best – sharing the extraordinary gift of music, which has such power to elevate, comfort and inspire.

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For your convenience and to reduce online ticket fees, you may purchase tickets with cash or cheque in person at High River United Church, 123 Macleod Trail S., High River. Mon-Thurs: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dress circle access. No bow tie required.

Part of bringing our audience members closer to classical music involves making everybody feel at home. At a High River Gift of Music concert, the faces are friendly, the conversation is casual, and you can wear what makes you feel comfortable.

(Well, maybe not your pajamas.)

Bridge-Wolak-Mentorship program | High River Gift of Music

Our relationships are instrumental.

There’s nothing that makes us happier than fostering a love of music! That’s why we work with our artists to present music education and outreach activities including school concerts, band clinics, masterclasses, and community performances.

Showcasing local talent

Each year, we select promising local artists to feature in our Young Musicians Extraordinaire event. We're proud of the role we play in placing these fine performers in the public eye, and of what they accomplish once they leave our stage.

Jacques Forestier and Luka Coetzee, April 2023

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We can’t thank our incredible group of members, sponsors and donors enough for all that they do in helping us to present excellence in musical performance. Want to learn more about them – and how you can help?

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Visiting High River

It may come as a surprise to discover that High River is just a short drive away. For instance, travelling from south to north Calgary can take longer than driving to High River. Our local community is people-focused, vibrant, and friendly – a fantastic place to spend time. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, High River is a warm and vibrant community offering gorgeous trails and parks, family and fine dining experiences, comfortable accommodations, and one-of-a-kind shops. 

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Music and relaxation

Make a night of it!

As you arrive in High River, spend some time exploring this lovely little town and the local services and amenities on offer.

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Past Artists

Anne-Julie Caron & Akiko Tominaga

Anne-Julie Caron & Akiko Tominaga

Calgary Girls Senior Choir “Brava” with String Ensemble

Calgary Girls Senior Choir “Brava” with String Ensemble

Ian Parker, Piano

Ian Parker, Piano

Colleen Venables, violin & Tate Zawadiuk, cello

Colleen Venables, violin & Tate Zawadiuk, cello