The Savridi Singers, a Registered Charitable Organization, is an auditioned treble voice choir in Calgary, AB. We celebrate treble voices through excellence in musicianship, embracing variety, and delivering exceptional performances for our community.
Our values guide all of our endeavors from repertoire selection, how we interact with each other and the commitment each singer brings to the table. We sing, laugh and learn together while enriching our lives with choral music.
Anne Gray is pleased to be the artistic director of the Savridi Singers. She began her post- secondary studies at the University of North Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary. Her experience includes teaching a Kodaly-based music program for grades 3-6 with the Calgary Board of Education, pre-school Kodaly classes at Mt. Royal Conservatory, past director of Westwinds Music Society’s Green Choir and Women’s Choir and current director of its Choral Ensemble, and thirteen years of high school choir teaching at Central Memorial High School.
She currently teaches music at W.O. Mitchell elementary school. Anne also works as a guest clinician, conductor and adjudicator with school and community choirs. Anne’s passion as a choir conductor and teacher is to help choirs discover a path to improving vocal technique, musical literacy, performance expression, and appreciation of music’s rich offerings.
Recently Anne was presented the 2021 Con Spirito Award by Choir Alberta. “Presented annually, the Con Spirito Awards recognize the spirit and dedication of individuals and their commitment to choral music in their local communities.”
Ethan Hill is a creative and inquisitive mind. Showing an interest in music at an early age, Ethan studied piano and theory throughout his childhood. He later pursued music in post secondary, studying composition at the University of Victoria, where he also trained as a liturgical musician in the Anglican Church. In 2019, he began his organ studies at McGill University, during which time he held an organ scholarship at Christ Church Cathedral and worked with the Quatuor Bozzini.
His work in the church sparked his fascination with metaphysics, symbolism and ontology, which he continues to explore today. All of this ultimately manifests itself through his compositions, where he explores intonation theory, sound cognition as well as his curiosity for the ineffable.
Currently, he is based in Calgary, Alberta and works with several artistic groups including the Alberta Ballet, the University of Calgary and Sacred Heart Church & Columbarium, and dedicates his free time to his personal creative endeavors. He continues to develop his artistry through residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Domaine Forget de Charlevoix and Continuum Contemporary Music.
Notable Honours & Events
- Invitation to sing at the opening of Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University
- Selected to sing a commissioned piece at 2010 Olympic Torch Relay through Calgary
- Commissioned numerous works from many Canadian composers specifically for Savridi Singers
- Twenty-plus years singing in annual Remembrance Day services at The Military Museums
- Workshop with Manhattan Transfer
- Participation in the Sing for Cure, the Susan G Komen breast cancer fundraiser with Calgary Men’s Chorus
- Sponsor of a treble choir workshop and concert with Morna Edmundson, co-founder of Elektra Women’s Choir
- Participation in children’s concert benefiting the Kids Cancer Care Foundation hosted by the Heebee Jeebies