Village Voices was formed in 1989. It is a not-for-profit adult mixed voices community choir which performs in the Markham community and surrounding area. Village Voices is member of Choirs Ontario, SOCAN, York Region Arts Council and the Markham Arts Council. Winter and Spring programs are presented each year. They include traditional as well as contemporary works. We also serve the community by performing in senior homes. We rely on sponsors, as well as our membership fees to continue to offer our audience a high calibre repertoire.

A Pandemic Pivot for the Village Voices!

January 31, 2021

Have you ever experienced the joy of singing beside a really good singer?

Suddenly your own voice just blossoms! It is such a great feeling! And that is the magic of singing in a choir! And now that you are singing better, the folks around you are singing better too! And they in turn improve the experience for the singers around them!

Taking that understanding to the next level, we know that if we can improve the skills of even one singer, we have improved the singing of a whole choir!

Beginning Wednesday February 10th , 2021, at 7:30pm, our Music Director, Shirley Madden, will be leading us through a series of eight bi-monthly Singing Sessions using “Zoom” to hone our skills for when we can return to normal in-person rehearsals.

Goals for the Singing Sessions

  • To have every participant gain confidence in their sight reading skills and see measurable improvement over the course of eight sessions
  • To learn and practice good singing technique in order to maintain and improve the function of healthy vocal muscles
  • To continue to work on ear training in order to promote good tuning
  • To have fun!!

Last week, we helped participants self-assess their skills in order to place them in the correct group. (Our three vocal coaches will be helping our director lead four groups of various experience and comfort zone levels).

Here’s a comment from one of our participants:

“I loved last night! I’ve wanted to hone my sight singing, solfeggio skills, for years. Typically, I start and as quickly, usually stop.  If you’re looking for feedback (or whether you want it or not 😊),  I say it’s a wonderful track to put us all on and I’m truly grateful. Thanks for everyone’s hard work in getting this rolling!”

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