We are a growing community of choirs who believe that the joy of singing is a universal birthright, and that together, regardless of musical background, we can help improve the world by joining voices in song.
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Chris is a 2015 graduate of the Community Choir Leadership Training taught by Siobhan Robinsong and Denis Donnelly in Victoria, BC.
The right to sing, like the right to eat, is a birthright.
My Mom loved to cook, eat and entertain. To Mom, crafting a fine meal was an art. In our home, what brought people together – bridging differences in age, gender, opinion, culture, religion and language – was Mom's delicious and beautifully presented food. It was an expression of love.
My passion is music and my instrument of choice, is the voice. Singing and songwriting are my expressions of love and life. I’ve sung in places where people dressed, spoke and had customs or political views very different to my own. Music has always been a bridge, a language that transcends these differences. Music is a connector. I agree with author/coach, Brené Brown, when she says, "Connection is why we're here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives."
As for the kitchen, my dream version is a warm, inviting place where friends new and old gather around the big harvest table, savour food that has been prepared with love, and enjoy good company. That’s why I called this choir The Song Kitchen Choir (which incidentally began in my kitchen). Singers of all abilities are welcome. On the menu are an eclectic mix of soul-stirring and mood-elevating Trad and Contemporary Folk, Pop, Gospel and songs from Around the World. The shyest of singers will be encouraged to choose a spot, and sing along, encouraged by those who are more confident. We create beautiful harmony together. We spice it up with laughter and tears. We leave feeling better than when we arrived, restored and rejuvenated by the music and the camaraderie.