New West Symphony and Chorus - Celebration of Hope in support of Bridge House

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The New West Symphony & Chorus has their choral group in black clothes and beige blazers sings on stage.

Image courtesy New West Symphony & Chorus

Join New West Symphony and Chorus in this annual fundraiser on behalf of St. Georges in the Pines and YWCA Banff.

This fundraiser benefits The Bridge House, a transitional housing program established through a partnership between the YWCA Banff and St. George-in-the-Pines Anglican Church. All proceeds and funds raised go directly to The Bridge House.

About The Bridge House A lack of suitable housing as well as rising rents in the Bow Valley present significant barriers for victims of violence looking to rebuild their lives after leaving crisis shelter. Without transitional housing options, victims often reluctantly return to abusive environments in lieu of accessing suitable facilities and supports in other cities or towns far from home. The Bridge House facilitates a safe and supportive environment for women and their children seeking a fresh start and a path to independence in their own community. Additional funds are needed to continue providing support services to victims, to cover leasing costs, and for ongoing maintenance to the facility.

Your ticket purchase and generous donation will help Bow Valley women and their children rebuild the secure life of dignity that they deserve.

About New West Symphony & Chorus The New West Symphony & Chorus was founded in 2010 and is now conducted by Musical Director, Henric Ideström and Assistant Director Christopher Neufeld. The now 70 member choir and orchestra began with only 30 members, and has quickly gained recognition throughout Calgary. Established as a charitable organization, New West believes in using their platform to help erase poverty by partnering with organizations that serve the vulnerable, both in our city and around the globe.  This group of dedicated volunteers will host, on average, 15 concerts per year performing choral music from sacred to pop genres.

Banff Centre Community Access Program

This fundraiser is made possible by Banff Centre’s Community Access Program. The Community Access Program at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity may be able to provide concerts, fundraisers, and performances of all genres at subsidized rates to non-profit Bow Valley community organizations during non-programming periods. As a registered charity and based on availability, Banff Centre aims to provide use of professional facilities and staff to other not-for-profit organizations as a way to support and give back to the community. If you or your organization are interested in applying for the Community Access Program, please contact for more information.