CHORUS LEADERSHIP


Our current leadership team consists of:

  • President - Grant Shewchuck
  • Secretary and Music VP - Doug Spensley
  • Treasurer - Pat Sproule
  • Past President - Doug Marwood
  • Board Members At Large - Richard White, Al Swanson


Musical Director - Chris van der Baaren

Chris has been Assistant Director since 2006, and became Director on Jan. 1, 2012. He is currently assisted by Doug Marwood, Doug Spensley. Don Craig, an Evergreen Hall of Fame Member, is chorus coach.

Chris is a member of the Close Encounter quartet - 2010 Division III (Alberta) Quartet Champs

The following people have been past Music Directors of the Stampede City Chorus:

Kevin Robertson – 2003-2011

Kevin Robertson originally joined the chorus at age 13 when his father and grandfather sang with the chorus. He returned to Calgary in 2001 and became Co-Director in 2003 and the primary Director in 2007. Kevin is a member of the Trademark Quartet - 2011 Division III (Alberta) Quartet Champs


Chris van der Baaren – 1997-2006

Chris van der Baaren stepped forward to direct the chorus after Darcy Fraser and continued to be Co-Director with Kevin Robertson until Kevin's departure in 2012, when Chris took over as Director


Darcy Fraser – 1996-1997

Darcy directed the chorus for one show before having to step down due to family commitments. In 2010, Darcy Fraser started directing the Chinook Winds Show Chorus, a ladies barbershop chorus. He is a member of the Trademark Quartet - 2011 Division III (Alberta) Quartet Champs.


Terry Crowe – 1987-1995

Terry Crowe agreed to direct the Stampede City Chorus for 5 years but ended up staying for 8. Terry went on to help form and lead Western Reunion, an unchartered chorus of retirees that rehearses during the day.


Randy Peters – 1969-1971, 1977-1986

Randy Peters led the Stampede City Chorus to be Evergreen District Chorus Champions in 1984 and took the chorus to International Competition in Minneapolis, MN in 1985.  He left the chorus to form and direct Western Hospitality Singers until his passing in 2015


Don Clarke – 1965-1969

Don Clarke led the Stampede City Chorus to be Evergreen District Chorus Champions in 1966 and took the chorus to International Competition in Cincinatti, OH in 1968.


Don Welden – 1954-1965, 1971-1977

Don Welden was one of the founding charter members of the chorus. Don led the Stampede City Chorus to be Evergreen District Chorus Champions in 1959 and 1961 and took the chorus to International Competition in Dallas, TX in 1960 and Toronto, ON in 1963.