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McDougall United Church Choir

Who We Are and What We Do

The choirs at McDougall have a long history of making wonderful music in this historic church.

Today, our choir is non-auditioned and made up of ordinary people who sing extraordinary music.  Some members are professional singers, some just sing for the love of it. Some read music, some don’t.  All take pleasure in creating wonderful music

Their repertoire has evolved over the years.  In the earlier times, they sang mostly classical music.  These days, they sing a wide variety of music:

  • Classical from several periods
  • Spirituals
  • Contemporary
  • World Music
  • Gospel

No matter the genre, the music is rich in heritage and contemporary in style.


Our Music Leaders

Director of Music & Conductor

Jen McMillanKimberley McMann
B.Mus. Dalhousie University, Vocal Performance
M.Mus. University of Alberta, Choral Conducting

Kimberley McMann’s angelic soprano voice has been heard in multiple operatic roles with many different companies since making her home in Edmonton. As well, she is an accomplished conductor, and has worked with a number of prestigious and award-winning Edmonton choirs. She has also been the musical director and conductor for numerous popular musicals, and is currently the conductor for the Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra. Her credentials go back to Celtic music, recording, touring, and performing at the Canada Winter Games.

Email Kimberley McMann



Dan BellandDan Belland
Royal Conservatory of Music
Jazz and Popular Music, MacEwan University

Dan Belland is an award-winning composer, pianist, and music director based in Edmonton. He is classically trained, and went on to expand his musical palette in the areas of jazz and popular music. He has won awards for his original work in the areas of: composing competition, emerging composer competition, and young composers project. His orchestral music has been performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Edmonton Pops Orchestra.

Email Dan Belland


Guest Musicians

In addition to our Bösendorfer grand piano and organ, we introduce a variety of instruments and engage guest musicians to enhance our music and worship during the year.

We continually draw on local musicians and singers of the highest professional caliber to enhance our worship experience, offering a variety of talent from Edmonton’s musical community. Of particular note are musicians from the Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra, operatic singers from the “Trinity Players”, and artists drawn from professional choirs in Edmonton.


Community Musical Events

For a full visual summary of dates and times of upcoming Public Music Concerts & Events, please see our Events Calendar.

McDougall United Church is one of the most popular concert venues in the City throughout the year. We are host to dozens of concerts, choirs, musicians and artists, music competitions, and special public events, both local, national and international.

As a venue, McDougall Church was the precursor to the Jubilee Auditorium and the Winspear Centre for Music. The acoustics in the church sanctuary are outstanding and have allowed for many breathtaking concerts over the decades.

We are able to seat 1,000 people, which includes the main floor and balcony and are fully accessible. For rental information, please Rentals.

Our resident choirs and performance artists include:

  • Kokopelli Choirs
  • McDougall Concert Association, Music Wednesdays at Noon


Christmas Music at Noon

Come Home to Christmas

McDougall Church hosts a series of FREE noon hour concerts in December that we call “Come Home to Christmas.”

Amidst the splendour of the poinsettias, Christmas trees and lights, we offer Christmas carols, a featured musical artist, hot apple cider, cookies, and coffee from Starbucks for the downtown crowd and the community. Bring your lunch and join us!

As well, we are mindful of the needs of the wider community and raise funds by donation at these noon time concerts for the School Lunch Program run by e4c (formerly Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation).

These concerts are generously sponsored by an individual donor. This year's concerts are...

Christmas Goes Broadway - December 4
Feature Artist, Ron Long; Special guest, Kimberley McMann; Pianist, Gail Olmstead

Christmas Jazz – December 11
A/B Trio: Thom Bennet, Caleb Nelson, Bob Tildesley with Special Guests: Kim Lesaca, Ryan Davidson

(Find more info on our News page.)



New Year's Eve Concert

New Years Eve

It is an annual tradition that McDougall Church opens its doors on New Year's Eve (December 31) for a FREE evening of music and entertainment.

We have been offering these popular New Year’s Eve Concerts to the wider community for over 10 years. They are full-house events and are in support of the Edmonton Food Bank.

Producer Penny Malmberg is a prolific song-writer, musician, and folk artist with a passion for helping those in need, and along with her husband Jim Malmberg, has music and the Edmonton Food Bank at heart. The concerts are sponsored and underwritten by an anonymous donor, McDougall Church offers its facility at no cost and is supported by volunteers.

Click here for poster (PDF)



Music Wednesdays at Noon

Presented by the McDougall Concert Association

For a listing of upcoming Music Wednesdays Performances, please see our Current Schedule.

The McDougall Concert Association is in it’s 41th season of presenting outstanding artists in a FREE concert series during the Fall and Winter seasons.

The events are held in the Banquet Hall (lower level) of McDougall United Church and run from approximately 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. This is a bring-your-lunch event. Coffee and tea are available.

These concerts began in 1979, and since the beginning have been made possible through the work of volunteers, many private donors, the Edmonton Musicians’ Association, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and McDougall United Church.


Worship your God with Gladness

This page provides a general overview of musical opportunities at McDougall Church. See also our Events Calendar.

Choir Rehearsals

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Choir Section Leaders

Merrill TannerSoprano
Merrill Tanner
B.Mus. Voice Performance
M.Mus. Voice Performance

Sidney M'sahelBass
Sidney M'Sahel



Public Event Schedule

See also our Events Calendar.


Music Wednesdays Schedule
Time: 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, all musical perfomances at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

2020 Fall Schedule - TBA

See also our Events Calendar

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