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SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

SING THE NORTH

THE CANADIAN VIRTUAL CHOIR

 

 

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What is SING THE NORTH?

SING THE NORTH is a national virtual choir for Canada.

We run projects designed to get people singing together safely during the global pandemic.

Do you love singing, and have a camera, headphones, and an internet connection?

Would you like to sing from your home with some of the most exciting folk, indigenous, classical, and country musicians working in Canada today?

SING THE NORTH is announcing our X-Canada virtual concert tour soon. Join our mailing list and be the first to hear our news! 

X-Canada Choir Tour

Beginning in August 2020, SING THE NORTH is making a virtual Cross-Canada choir tour – a series of singing projects that will explore the sounds and sites of our land from coast to coast to coast.

Our X-Canada Tour starts and finishes in our beautiful Arctic Region. In between, we’re crossing the country from West to East, collaborating with a different solo artist, band, composer, or choir in each location.

 

Catch the SING THE NORTH Tour Bus and come sing with us. Unfold our virtual map, choose your concerts and join us, wherever you may be.

 

STN Feature Choirs

To celebrate the thousands of community and professional choirs that keep choral music alive in across Canada, we will be partnering with community choirs on many of our SING THE NORTH projects.

Our “STN Feature Choirs” are promoted through our website, get highlighted in our videos and retain our support throughout the tour in the form of a national listing for your events, CDs, personnel and fundraising projects.

Would you like to showcase your choir, and celebrate your music director and pianists, on our national platform?

Apply to be an STN Feature Choir!

Meet our Team

 

SING THE NORTH was created by Kathryn Whitney & Daniel Taylor – two friends who met teaching on summer singing programs on Vancouver Island.

Kathryn & Daniel share a desire to get Canadians singing together safely, a passion for Canadian music and musicians, and a wanderlust for travel across our beautiful country that can be done virtually, musically, together.

Follow this link to meet Kathryn & Daniel. You can also contact them through this site or read more on their personal webpages.

We hope you will join Kathryn & Daniel, and all our Guest Artists and Feature Choirs, on the inaugural STN X-Canada Tour.

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SING THE NORTH

X-Canada Tour

 

We are hard at work planning our virtual cross-Canada choir tour!

Beginning and finishing our travels in our beautiful Northern region, we are planning concerts that get you collaborating with a fantastic line-up of bands, singers, composers, and choirs from coast to coast to coast – all while staying safely at home.

Watch this space for the announcement of our virtual X-Canada Tour Dates, which is coming soon!

Want to be the first to know?

Join our Mailing list and be the first to hear our upcoming announcement!

How does it work?

 

Each SING THE NORTH project is different, reflecting the unique musical style, personality, and message of the musicians and ensembles we collaborate with at each virtual location on our X-Canada Tour. 

Some projects will showcase a composer and a piece of music, others will follow the vision of the solo artist, band, or ensemble who features as our Special Guest.

Some of our SING THE NORTH projects will result in LIVE ONLINE CONCERTS, while others will finish with a VIRTUAL CHOIR VIDEO. Some may feature both.

Everyone is welcome to participate fully in all of our projects from home. Once our concerts are announced, simply click on the concert link to register, or select “X-Canada Tour” to stay with us on our musical journey from coast to coast to coast.

Everyone is welcome to sing with us, and if they wish, to submit a video or audio recording of themselves for those projects that feature a virtual choir video. 

There is no obligation to submit a video or audio recording on SING THE NORTH projects. We also welcome camera-shy singers who prefer to learn their music, attend our virtual rehearsals, meet our artists, and sing their hearts out with only the birds and trees to hear them at home.

How will I take part?

 

Once you have registered for a project, you will receive a full PROJECT PACK by email for each separate concert on our Tour.

The Project Pack is specially designed to give you everything you need to participate, to set yourself up technically, to learn your music, and to make you feel at home in SING THE NORTH – the Canadian Virtual Choir.

Each pack reflects the design of its individual Guest Artist, so contents will differ. All project packs will include:

 

  • a special welcome message and explanation of the project from Kathryn Whitney & Daniel Taylor
  • an introduction to and welcome message from our Guest Artist(s)
  • a recording and/or video of the piece we will be performing
  • your downloadable sheet music
  • sound files to help you learn your part
  • a tech sheet to help you get set up for practice, rehearsals, and video/audio recording (if you wish)
  • our rehearsal timetable, with links to our live online sessions and preparation videos
  • singing tips for each voice part to help you sing your part 
  • a downloadable unique project poster with the STN logo that you can print at home

X-CANADA TOUR

X-Canada Tour

COMING SOON!

Concert 1 - The North

COMING SOON!

Concert 2 - West Coast

COMING SOON!

Concert 3 - Foothills

COMING SOON!

Concert 4 - Prairie

COMING SOON!

Concert 5 - Canadian Shield

COMING SOON!

Concert 6 - Fleuve Saint-Laurent

COMING SOON!

Concert 7 - Acadian

COMING SOON!

Concert 8 - Atlantic

COMING SOON!

Concert 9 - Arctic

COMING SOON!

Showcase with

SING THE NORTH

STN Feature Choirs

 

To celebrate the choir directors, choral singers, and pianists who work so hard to keep choral music alive in Canada, we have created STN Feature Choirs – a showcase for the hundreds of community choirs and other singing groups that have been forced to stop singing or find new ways to make music owing to the pandemic.

STN Feature Choirs partner with us for a project that connects musically to your geographical area. We feature your choir director, musicians, and singers on our website, provide links to any CDs, musical events, or fundraising you may be doing, and we give you a showcase spot in our choir video.

Would you like to be a STN Feature Choir? We would love to hear from you!

DOWNLOAD THIS FORM, fill it in, and follow the instructions on the form to return it to us via email. 

We look forward to hearing from you, and wish you well with your singing!

 

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with respect and thanks the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), Lkwungen (Songhees), and WSÁNEĆ peoples, together with the neighbouring families of Scia’new (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke (Sooke) Nations, and other First Nations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, on whose shared ancestral lands this project is based.