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What is Sing The North?

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How do I join the choir?

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How does it all happen?

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What is Sing The North?

SING THE NORTH is a global virtual choir based in 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 in harmony 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 frontiers 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.

Join the Choir!

We are so happy you are interested in SING THE NORTH – you are very welcome in the choir!

To join us, simply browse the X-Canada tour or Choir School pages and register for any of our concert projects or courses.

Once you have registered, you will receive a welcome email containing your login information, which will take you to the singing membership part of this website.

There you will have your own personal account, where you will find a wealth of material about the choir and the project or course you are singing in.

For concert projects, this includes your score, practice tracks, sound files, technical guides, video links, and a notice board. You can even access our Zoom rehearsal room – which changes its look for every new concert location – right here in your STN home.

The rehearsal room doubles as the Bus Station for our famous Virtual Choir Field Trips. For courses, you can access our meeting place, the Virtual Song Room, directly through your personal account.

All are welcome!

Everyone is welcome to join SING THE NORTH, wherever you may be across Canada or around the world.

Bring your Choir

We also welcome applications from choirs wanting to partner with us as STN Feature Choirs. Features choirs get their own personal showcase page on the STN site and are eligible for significant discounts. Follow this link to learn about becoming an STN Feature Choir. We look forward to singing with you!

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The SING THE NORTH Team

Kathryn Whitney

Artistic Director & Conductor

Born in Alberta and raised on Vancouver Island, Kathryn founded SING THE NORTH in response to the pandemic, when she was trapped abroad and longing for home. She is the STN director, principal conductor, administrator, and videographer. To learn more, visit Kathryn’s website, or better yet, join SING THE NORTH!

Daniel Taylor

Conductor

Canada’s most prolific classical recording artist, super-star counter-tenor Daniel Taylor conducted Aurora, STN’s premiere virtual choir project. Head of Voice at the University of Toronto, and director of the Theatre of Early Music, Daniel is a recipient of the Order of Canada for his services to music.

Anita Comba

Collaborative Pianist

A versatile musician based in Greater Vancouver, Anita is the Artistic Director of the Langley Community Chorus, pianist of Pandora’s Vox and the Espiritus Vocal Ensemble, and Vice-President of the BC Choral Federation. A chamber musician steeped in the choral tradition, Anita is the official pianist of SING THE NORTH. Meet Anita here!

Angie Reichenbach

Social Secretary & Instructor

Angie is a singer, singing teacher, and was a music teacher with the Ontario School District for 27 years. Also a member of the Mississauga Choral Society, and the Self-Isolation Choir, Angie manages the STN Facebook page and runs our social events with fellow STN socialites Lori Myers and Katharina Urbschat.

Warren Cathro

Graphic Designer

Warren is a graphic designer specializing in branding and packaging design in the beer and spirits industries, bath and body care, professional services and the not-for-profit sectors. He designed the Sing the North Logo, Virtual Choir Tour Bus, and oversees the strong visual identity of the choir. Find Warren at Thro’ Creative and on Instagram.

Laura Bailey

Web Support

Hailing from the UK but now based in beautiful Revelstoke, BC, in Canada, Laura is the owner and chief designer at Revy Web Design. Laura provides website support for SING THE NORTH. When not up a real mountain, she can be found helping people climb their virtual ones. Connect with her in Revy.

Dr Sam Stadlen

Audiographer

A viol player, cellist, musicologist, sound engineer, and videographer, Sam has been a member of Fretwork since 2015. He runs the recording company Stadlen Productions and the Music Minus One site, ConsortPlayer.com. Professor of Viol Consorts at the Royal College of Music in London, Sam works his very special magic on the sound of our STN videos.

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