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Balzac United Church Choir


The church choir practices on Sunday mornings after the service and will be from 11:30 am for an hour. 

Lee Dowan, Dr. Alex ShawnChoir Leaders

 If you would be interested in joining please contact Lee or Alex by email at ladyleedow@shaw.ca  or call at 403-818-9592.

Choir sing

January 2020
January 19 Choir performing Down By the Riverside / Standing in the Need of Prayer

December 2019
Christmas Eve service Choir performing four selections “Angels Among Us”  Michelle Johnston performing “O Holy Night
December 22  Choir performing “Angels Was A-Shoutin’ on Christmas Morn
December 15  Choir performing “Can You Hear the Angels?”
December 8  Choir performing “Angels Keep Rejoicing
December 1 Choir performing “Angels Among Us

November 2019
November 17  Zoe Walkes performing “Hounds of Spring

October 2019
October 13 Choir performing “We Rejoice

September 2019
September 29 Choir “Go Ye Into all the World
September 15 Ron Beagle performing “His Eye Is On the Sparrow

Music Sunday

Our choir presented a special anthem entitled, I Will Sing by Joel Raney – a medley of familiar hymns on Singing – as well as some of the Choir’s most favorite hymns for congregational participation! – listen here

“I Will Sing” – listen here
“Holy Lamb of God” – listen here
“Open the Gates” – listen here
“Lead Me, Guide Me” – listen here
“Go Ye Into All the World” – listen here


Christmas Catata 2017 listen here

Recent Performances 


Palm Sunday Cantata Listen here


Christmas Cantata Listen here

July 16 – You Raise Me Up – Solo: Michelle Johnston

July 9 – “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” – Solo: Michelle Kotelko

July 2 – “Hallelujah” – Solo: Ron Beagle


Past Events:

December 2019


Listen to the choir sing  four songs from Joy and a solo from Michelle Johnston – listen here

Alex Shawn performing “The power of your Love”
Zoe Walkes performing “Buttermilk Mary jig”
“I Will Sing” listen here
“Holy Lamb of God” – listen here
“Open the Gates” – listen here
“Lead Me, Guide Me” – listen here
“Go Ye Into All the World” – listen here
“Sing Your praise to God” Arr-B.Greer listen here
“Jesus Died Alone” by J. Raney listen here
“Lift High the Palms” by Jos. Martin listen here
“Let the flame burn brightly” Arr- L Larson listen here
We Are Your People, O Lord listen here
Christmas Eve service listen here

Hear the BUC Choir sing “Break Into Song” on June 19th click here
Hear the BUC Choir sing “We Need You Lord” on May 29th click here

June 2019

June 16 BUC choir Irricana 100 anniversary performance

April 2019

April 19 Good Friday Service, Choir: If You Love Me, Choir: Garden of Tears

April 14 Choir: Let Sweet Hosannas Ring

Ron Beagle performing Just A Closer Walk/You Raise Me Up
March 17 choir: Lead Me, Guide Me

February 24, choir – Be Still My Soul  arr. R.Schram
February 17, Kevin W performing  Can You Heal Us (Holy Man) – Paul Weller
January 13, Ron Beagle performing  “Thy Word”

Airdrie Music Festival

You are all invited to come to the Airdrie Music Festival, Tuesday, March 26th, at the Bert Church Theatre between 6 and 9pm. Please see the bulletin board for the schedule. Michelle will be singing 4 songs listed below, hope to see you there!

  • Non Giova il Sospirar
  • Music, when Soft Voices Die
  • Si Mes Vers Avaient Des Ailes
  • ‘Cross the wide Missouri

Joy – Christmas Eve service, December 24

Listen to the choir sing  four songs from Joy and a solo from Michelle Johnston during the
December 24 Christmas Eve service – listen here

Listen to single selections

December 23  Choir : Joy
December 16, Choir : Jesus What a Wonderful Child
December 9, Choir;  Song in the Air
December 2,  Choir; Waiting

A Choral Christmas

Love listening to Christmas Carols? Come and hear four different choirs, with guest musicians, sing a variety of Christmas Carols, all in one spot. Thursday, December 13 @ 7:30 pm. St Andrew’s United Church, Cochrane.

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Inspiring Albertans – Lee Dowan

See Lee Dowan’s profile for Inspiring Albertans in the link below:
 CTV Calgary