"My soul is lifted, cares of the day fly away. I am now at peace." -Jenn W (Soliloquy)
Welcome to C-SUS
The Choral Singers Unite Society (C-SUS) is a group of choirs based out of Red Deer to provide musical opportunities to people of all ages in Central Alberta. As members of C-SUS, we celebrate diversity in music as well as in each other as we learn and grow musically in a positive and loving environment. We celebrate our performances where we get to share our passion for music with the community that we have grown in.
C-SUS choirs are the perfect place to learn and grow your musical skills in a choir. We focus on improving each singer’s skills, while maintaining a positive and fun community feel.
"It's so hard to describe the wonderful sensation and feeling you get from singing in a good choir. It's like love. Indescribable, powerful and a total rush of amazing life. If you want anything real and heart warming in your life, choir is the place to be. You will never have a dull moment. It gives you a musical experience that is more technical and challenging than solo singing." -Gilbert (Age 19, ihana)
C-Sus is comprised of several choirs. Our youngest groups are Brioso Junior directed by Alison Veldkamp for singers grades 1-3, and Brioso Senior for singers grade 4-8 directed by Lisa Ward.
"As a parent I can say that Lisa [Brioso Sr. director] has provided Wings for my children in terms of voice and of song - The depths you take them to in lyric and music is magical and the impact on their self-esteem and souls cannot be matched. I am so grateful for the gifts you share with Brioso and the faces and voices dance with joy and pride - that is worth everything to me as a Mom” - Yvonne (Brioso member's parent)
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True to it's name, ihana is our wonderful and vibrant youth choir for singers ages 14-22.
"The group is so welcoming and make you feel like family. I feel like I belong and have a group to call my own." - Grace (age 15, ihana)
"What's so great about this is the relationships that form because of music. In a choir, friendship comes first. You should know the people you're sharing this gift with, and It's so easy to do so in a musical setting. I get to sing with my friends, while being lead by a wonderful, trustworthy conductor and friend! I am crowded by loving people. It can't get any better than that." - Keenan (Age 20, ihana)
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Singers older than 20 can enjoy creating music as a member of Soliloquy, also directed by Lisa Ward.
"Soliloquy inspires the voice within you to come out in a way you never thought possible. The love of music and emotion brought out of us by a beautiful director." -Michelle B (Soliloquy)
"It is the best way to let go of the stress from the day or the week. So you feel refreshed and ready for what lies ahead." -Selina G. (Soliloquy)
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