Music @ Scarboro

Music Director

Elizabeth Paynter | Music DirectorElizabeth Paynter has been a music specialist with the Calgary Board of Education for over 20 years and from early in her teaching career, began directing choirs in the Calgary choral community. Currently, Elizabeth is the artistic director of EnChor Chamber Choir, an auditioned vocal ensemble, One Accord, a 50 voice community choir, the director of Music and Spiritual Arts at Scarboro United in Calgary, leading children, youth, jazz/gospel and chancel choirs, and Mount Royal Arioso children's Choir. She is also in demand as a choral clinician in Alberta and British Columbia, and has directed and accompanied choirs during Naramata Centre's "Music Week" summer program, where she is now on the advisory planning team. In recent years, Liz directed the Calgary Multicultural Choir, and was the artistic director of the Calgary Men's Chorus.

In her role as director of Spiritual Arts at Scarboro United, as a teacher passionate about learning through the arts, and EnChor Chamber Choir's mandate to collaborate with other Canadian artists, Elizabeth has had the privilege of working with some of Western Canada's top artists, including Corps Bara Dance, Foothills Brass, Fire Exit Theatre, Lily String Quartet, Cum Vino Cantus, singer/songwriter Paul Rumbolt, the University of Calgary Orchestra, and many choral directors from Alberta, British Columbia and the United States. Music is a family passion that she shares with her husband Graham, and their two children, Joshua and Rebecca.

Scarboro Church Choir

The Scarboro Church Choir is directed by Music Director Liz Paynter and is open to all. Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 7:30 - 9:30pm, and immediately prior to worship service on Sunday mornings. Liz also is Director of Spiritual Arts at Scarboro - visit our Spiritual Arts page for more information on the many different programs that run throughout the year. Send an email to [email protected] if you're interested in participating in our music at Scarboro! All ages and stages welcome, and we're always keen to work with guest instrumentalists!

ScarboroArts Gospel Choir

Rehearsals run in the weeks leading up to Christmas and Easter. Please stay tuned to our ScarboroNews and Announcements for specific start dates. Join us in the sanctuary from 6:00-7:15 on Thursdays - no experience necessary, just a love to sing. We will work together weekly, learning some great music to share during the Advent and Christmas season during worship services, and at other special events. Email [email protected]scarborounited.ab.ca if you have any questions, or need more information.