The Corpus Christi Male Chorale was formed in the summer of 1996, had its first rehearsal on September 11, 1996, and gave its first performance in December of that year.
Since then, the choir has performed regularly, in and around Calgary as well as in various other locations, both in Canada and the U.S. Under the direction of Daniel Bensler, the choir has grown steadily, both musically and in size, although many of the current members have been with the choir since its formation. Participation in the choir provides members with the opportunity to socialize with others and to have the enjoyment of making music through the medium of choral singing. The choir's focus has been to participate in celebrations and fundraising efforts for the benefit of local churches, communities and relief agencies, as well as international aid projects.
The choir has built a large repertoire, sacred as well as secular, in a wide range of musical styles, and continues to add new music each season. The chorus has two recordings, which have been well received.
The first CD, entitled "Let the Nations Sing", was recorded in the spring of 2003 at First Mennonite Church, Calgary. All proceeds raised through the sale of this CD and cassette go towards the relief, service, and peace agency work of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
The second CD, entitled "A Christmas Collection of Music and Miracles", was recorded in the fall of 2004 at Christ Church, Calgary. All proceeds raised through the sale of this CD go towards the humanitarian inner-city work of The Mustard Seed, Calgary.