In 1986 the Savridi Singers put on their first concert, the dream of late University of Calgary vocal professor Polyna Savridi. Polyna was born in New York City from Greek descent and was a renowned soprano with the Metropolitan Opera for many years. She moved to Calgary in 1963 and taught voice at the University of Calgary. She was dearly loved by her students and Polyna dreamed of one day forming a women's choir whose hallmark would be a varied repertoire.
Now, the Savridi Singers continue that tradition and expand it to encourage and promote the development of choral music through training and performance. Their focus is on creating and performing beautiful and inspiring music. Singers come from all walks of life to join their voices and enrich their lives with choral music. The ladies sing, laugh and learn together in a sisterhood, preparing two main concerts each season as well as various community and charity performances.
The group proudly highlights emerging Canadian talent and often shares the stage with fellow Calgary artists. The choir has performed within the community over the years at the Calgary Performing Arts Festive (formerly Kiwanis Festival), Choralfest South and Calgary Sings!
We strive to give back to the community by offering performances supporting organizations such as the Calgary Inter Faith Food Bank, Calgary Kids Cancer Care Foundation, Carewest Musical Therapy Program, Servants Anonymous Foundation, the Calgary Food Bank and the Calgary Breast Health Program.