AURORA

A Choral Vision of the Northern Lights

September 12 – October 17, 2020

It was against the backdrop of the early global pandemic that SING THE NORTH first came together to sing. After a few months of planning, we met in person in September 2020 for our inaugural project of SING THE NORTH:  AURORA by Nicholas Fairbank.

Our project was based virtually in the Canadian Arctic and featured a live workshop with Nicholas Fairbank, live zoom rehearsals, sectionals, and social events. The project culminated with the virtual choir video featuring singers from 8 different countries, above.

As part of AURORA, we undertook two field trips on the STN Virtual Choir Tour Bus: one to the Subarctic Research Centre in Churchill Manitoba, and the other to the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Kinngait, where we toured the facility where the famous Cape Dorset Inuit prints are made.

AURORA was a very special project that set the stage for SING THE NORTH.

We hope you enjoy our video, and we send special thanks to Nicholas Fairbank for being so generous, and for sharing his stunning vision of light penetrating the darkness with our fledgling virtual choir.

Virtual Field Trip

Subarctic Research Centre, Churchill, Manitoba

Every SING THE NORTH project features a trip in our virtual choir tour bus, a special session when we travel together as a choir to a different part of Canada to meet the people who live and work there.

For AURORA, we went on TWO Choir Field Trips to our Northern region: the Subarctic Research & Education Centre in Churchill, Manitoba and the Kenojouak Cultural Centre in Kinngait, Cape Dorset, where we had a personal tour of the gallery and print-making centre where the famous Cape Dorset Inuit artists make their prints and carvings.

Kenojuak Cultural Centre, Kinngait Cape Dorset

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