Our goal since 2000 has been and continues to be, to bring hope and joy to Albertans through our voices in song. The first 20 years of our music ministry exceeded all expectations through the musical direction of our founder, Muriel Wiebe. Our name, The Master's Singers, represents men singing for our Master, our Lord Jesus Christ. Our members come from all backgrounds and we are comprised of many denominations and churches from Calgary and nearby communities. We are a non-auditioned choir that rehearses weekly from September through May.
We are a non-profit society registered in Alberta. Our Board of Directors are elected from our membership. Names are available upon request.
We rehearse Monday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and present an alternative or as a complement to worship services at local churches. A Christmas season concert, Easter service, and spring concert are also highlights of our season. We also sing by request at Retirement Residences and Care Centres.
We believe our chorus provides a meaningful ministry in Alberta. We have a renewed commitment to reach out with our music to those in as many communities in Calgary and southern Alberta as possible. We all need a fresh sense of hope and gratitude.
MUSIC DIRECTOR, Humberto Vargas
Humberto received from God the opportunity to be well qualified with numerous international and Canadian workshops and engagements in both symphony orchestra and choir direction.
He pursued a bachelor degree in bassoon from the National School of Music in Mexico City and a graduate degree (M. Mus. in Symphony Orchestra Conducting) from the Université de Montréal.
Humberto is also an electronic engineer with a degree from the Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. He is fluent in Spanish, French and English.
His love for our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and his passion for music is witnessed by his commitment directing The Master’s Singers for the glory of God.
PIANO ACCOMPANIST, Faye White
Faye grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she pursued music studies at the University of Manitoba. After graduating with a Master's degree in piano performance, she moved to Calgary to pursue a career as a piano accompanist. She has since performed with many singers and instrumentalists, as well as choirs such as Cantaré Children's Choir, Alberta Children's Honour Choir, and adult recreational choirs. She also leads worship regularly at her church on piano, guitar, and drums. When she’s not doing music, Faye enjoys hanging out with her husband Jeff, their three kids, and their Great Dane puppy.
For those who like history, after all, we have been singing for more than 20 years in Calgary, and Central and Southern Alberta, read on!
Our founding director, Muriel Wiebe, and a group of seven men started the "The Master's Singers" (TMS) in September 2000. These eight people were committed to growing a male chorus focused on singing sacred Christian music in Calgary, Alberta. Muriel not only founded and directed the choir in 2000, but directed and managed the chorus for the next 20 years! Not until the pandemic interfered with our plans to rehearse and sing for others did we pause singing.
Attendance at our first rehearsal consisted of 12 men, a director and a pianist. For the 2010-2011 season, TMS membership consisted of 65 members. We remain a unique group of men with varied backgrounds who love to sing, rehearse once a week, and believe that sacred music sung by men is very important in today's society. We also value the building and maintaining of friendships within the chorus.
From the autumn to the spring seasons, we schedule one Sunday every month for our chorus to join with a local church in or near Calgary for morning worship and assisting with that worship by singing a variety of Christian musical selections. TMS also presents concerts in varied venues throughout Central and Southern Alberta.
We also sing seasonal selections in concert for Christian celebrations at Christmas and Easter.
Past Major Venue Concerts and CD Releases*
We were invited to sing at Calgary's Arts Commons Jack Singer Concert Hall to present a sacred concert for the Alberta 2005 Centennial Celebrations.
In celebration of our 10 year Anniversary in 2010, TMS presented a concert to a near sell out at Jack Singer Concert Hall.
In addition to our CD, "Grace" - which was a 2008 Covenant Award Nominee for "Choir Album of the Year" - TMS recorded our third CD, " I Will Sing" that was released in August 2010 as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations.
Our 4th CD "He Keeps Me Singing", was recorded in May and released in September 2014.
"Tune Our Hearts To Sing" was our 5th CD, was recorded in May 2017 and released in September 2017.
* Note: Our CDs are currently sold out, but we are considering re-releasing our 2017 CD or a compilation. Contact us if you are interested.