The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on virtually every industry in the world and one industry among the most affected was the entertainment industry. 

For the past two years, Airdrie Community Choir hasn't been able to perform a show in front of a live audience - but on June 18, that changes.

Justin Macosky, the Artistic Director and Conductor for Airdrie Community Choir, says COVID first shut everything down as the group was roughly one week away from performing at festivals and were about a month and a half away from their annual spring concert. 

Throughout the various COVID shutdowns and restrictions on gatherings and live singing, Airdrie Community Choir has been performing virtual shows with singers learning music and recording themselves within their own homes.

This year marks season number 37 for Airdrie Community Choir, first founded in 1985.

On June 18, Airdrie Community Choir will perform its first show in front of a live audience since the beginning of the pandemic.

The show this spring, according to Macosky, is all about storytelling.

"We've really taken a focus to the importance of telling stories with authenticity and with pride. This concert might be a little different than what people may have been used to in the past."

Tickets to the show 'I Cantastorie: A Collection of Musical Tales' are available through the Airdrie Community Choir website. 

Tickets are $15 regular, $10 for anyone 17 and under, and $10 for anyone 65 and older.

The show takes place on Saturday, June 18 at 7pm and Sunday, June 19 at 2:30pm at the Lutheran Church of the Master (216 Main Street in Airdrie).