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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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1 VIRTUAL CHOIR

SING THE NORTH is a national virtual choir for Canada.

We run projects designed to lift people out of isolation, to bring them together into community with people beyond their region, and to raise their voices safely with in chorus with musicians across our land.

Through our series of concerts, each located virtually in a different geographical area of Canada, we aim to carry our singers off on a choral odyssey like no other across the vast and diverse musical landscape that we call home.

SING THE NORTH boldly sings as a national force across musical, cultural, linguistic, and provincial boundaries.

Inspired by the colossal, changeable, and sometimes dangerous geography of the North that hosts but challenges Canadians, we sing in friendship, but with an urgency to harmonise – to come together, to sing out, to hear others, to celebrate, and to learn.

Our choristers sing across boundaries from home with some of the most exciting folk, indigenous, classical, and country musicians working in Canada today. Everyone is welcome to SING THE NORTH, whatever your background, wherever you may live across our land or around the world.

Hear our land, learn your part, raise your voice, harmonise.

SING THE NORTH welcomes you.

How does it work?

 

SING THE NORTH runs a series of individual choral projects, each designed to showcase a different musical style or artist associated with a particular location across our vast and diverse land.

Singers are welcome to join us for one concert, or for all our concerts. Our diverse line-up of artists and ensembles will offer you the chance to sing in your favourite musical style, whether it be classical, indigenous, folk, or country. We hope you will also SING THE NORTH outside your musical borders. As a member of our choir, you can raise your voice in harmony with new artists and ensembles and in new styles that might seem foreign to you. 

Our projects

Some of our projects will showcase a composer and a piece of choral music, while others will take the form of a collaboration with our featured Guest Artist, who may be a solo artist, band, or ensemble.

All our projects will feature live warm-ups, rehearsals, workshops, and all will conclude with the Final Global Concert of a single piece of music. The concert will be either a live YouTube broadcast of a virtual choir video created from your submissions, or a live sing-along by you from home to a live internet broadcast from our Guest Artists. Some projects will feature both.

Virtual Choir Trip

Each project will also feature a virtual choir field trip to visit a scientific, cultural, or historic site associated with our Guest Artist or the song we are singing. These trips deepend our singing experience, and make us more connected, both to our land and especially to the people – friends we have yet to meet – who live, work, and make music there.

STN Feature Choirs

To celebrate the thousands of community choirs and vocal groups that making singing happen across our country, each project will also showcase a STN Feature Choir. Ensembles interested in applying to be an STN Feature Choir, please see this further information, below.

 

 

How do I join the choir?

 

To join the choir, simply register for one of our projects by clicking on a REGISTER NOW button on one of the projects on our X-Canada Tour, below.

Once you have signed up to sing, you are a member of SING THE NORTH. You will receive a welcome email from us with links to download your Project Pack.

The Project Pack will give you everything you need to sing in our concert. It will help you 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 Project Pack reflects the nature of the individual concert and its Guest Artist(s), so contents will vary. All project packs will include:

 

  • a welcome message and explanation of the project
  • a message from our Guest Artist(s)
  • a recording and/or video of the piece we will be performing
  • your free downloadable PDF of your score or 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
  • direct links to our live online sessions
  • direct links to our shared online folder, where we store recordings of all our in-person sessions, so you can view them at your leisure outside the timetable.

Join us

Everyone is welcome to participate in our projects from home, wherever they may be across Canada or around the world.

We hope you will join us on our great musical odyssey from coast to coast to coast. SING THE NORTH welcomes you.

X-Canada Choir Tour

Beginning in September 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 choristers singing together safely, a passion for Canadian music and musicians, and a wanderlust for travel across our beautiful and diverse country that can be done virtually, musically, together.

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

Announcing our first STN project – AURORA

SING THE NORTH X-Canada Tour

Welcome to the STN X-Canada choir tour

 

Beginning and finishing in the North, we are running a series of choir projects that give our singers the chance to collaborate with bands, singers, composers, and choirs from coast to coast to coast.

Our first concert – AURORA – is now open for booking, below.

Watch this space for our growing list of virtual X-Canada Tour Dates, which will be announced soon.

Join our Mailing list and be the first to hear about our upcoming tour dates.

X-CANADA TOUR

X-Canada Tour

COMING SOON!

Concert 1 - The North

AURORA

BY NICHOLAS FAIRBANK

 

REGISTER NOW

Concert 2 - West Coast

The Cascadian Folk Group

WEST MY FRIEND

BOOKING OPENING 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!

 

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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.