About Us

New West’s mission is to “Bless people of all ages, leading them to experience love through music, community, and compassionate giving”.

New West is growing!  No longer simply an adult-based choir and orchestra, New West Society now features three distinct divisions:

  • New West Symphony & Chorus – a vibrant adult-based choir and orchestra
  • New West Student Ensemble – a choir and orchestra for students in Grades 7-12
  • New West Music Academy – a place for students of all ages seeking to gain skills in singing and a variety of instruments

New West Society is a faith-based community organization that is committed to  blessing people of all ages through  music.  Our volunteer members in the Society, the Student Ensemble, and the Music Academy are committed to collectively pursuing excellence, fostering a sense of belonging, and being fun and inspiring.

Established as a charitable organization, New West Society believes in using their platform to help organizations that serve the vulnerable, both in our city and around the globe.

New West Symphony & Chorus

New West Symphony & Chorus was founded in 2010 with a 30 member choir and orchestra.  Now under the musical direction of Henric Ideström, NWSC has grown to being a vibrant community of close to 100 volunteer members.    This group of dedicated musicians perform an average of 15 concerts per year within Calgary and area, presenting a wide variety of choral and orchestral music that ranges from sacred to pop genres.  In July of 2019, New West Symphony & Chorus toured in England, and is planning a Germany tour for the summer of 2023.


Stay up to date with what New West is up to!   Become a “Friend of New West” and learn about upcoming concerts, events and the latest news of the  Symphony & Chorus, the Student Ensemble and the Music Academy.

Introducing the New West Student Ensemble!

Are you a student in Grades 7-12?  Do you know a student who may be interested?

Click here to learn more!


Become a Member

Interested in becoming a member of the New West Symphony & Chorus?
We are currently looking for string players and male singers.



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Christmas with New West 2017

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NWS Gives Back

As an established charitable organization, New West believes in using their platform to help erase poverty by partnering with organizations that serve those that are vulnerable both in our city and around the globe.

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