What the audience said...
"Truly amazing! The singers were all great and I particularly enjoyed 'Homeward Bound', a favourite of mine!"
Don Hamilton, Deputy Mayor of Markham
"Congratulations on a very successful concert yesterday. It was so moving!"
Barbara S., first time Village Voices audience member
"I wanted to thank you for including me in your gorgeous, gorgeous concert! The music was so beautiful and you do such an amazing job bringing out all the nuances of the music. Kudos on a job extremely well done!"
Kim Alexander, guest soloist
"Bravo to the Village Voices Choir for putting on an outstanding concert. We thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to attend the Christmas concert."
"I'm so glad I bumped into you the other day and found out about the concert. What an absolutely, stunningly beautiful concert it was. You all sounded fantastic. I only wish it was recorded. I would buy the CD!"
May 15, 2022 – “Homeward Bound” was a re-visioning of the concert planned for the spring of 2020. It featured a beautiful 18 voice choir, a string quartet, and guest jazz artist, Beatrice Carpino. We also had our amazing new Collaborative Pianist, Adolfo De Santis.
This concert took us on a journey through the stages of “leaving home”, whatever that may mean for you. We began with awakening to the realization that the time has come to move on, but also acknowledged the emotional trials, as well as the adventure, joys, promise of new beginnings and, ultimately, an appreciation of ‘home’. It is such a positive and hopeful message for our times today, as we emerge from this pandemic!
Hear excerpts from the concert on our music page.
What the audience said...
"The conductor’s message that music is not for entertainment, rather it is to move people, well I really experienced that! Such a great concert!"
"It was hypnotizing and resonates long after the final curtain call. The excellent balance of the choir was never more apparent, the solo voices so suited to the haunting music."
It was a very moving experience for us in the audience to watch and listen as you melded cultural differences and similarities into hope for a better world.
December 7, 2019 – Our annual holiday concert had music ranging from early medieval dance (performed with a lively percussion ensemble) to gorgeous modern and contemporary works. We also honoured our veterans and their families by commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. This concert also featured special guests Lloyd Robertson and cellist Naomi Barron.
Joy of Singing – May 4, 2019
Village Voices celebrated 30 years of singing together in the Markham community! Our alumni joined us in the performance of our favourite songs. This special concert featured: Hoagy Carmichael: A Choral Portrait, Moonglow, I Could Have Danced All Night and River in Judea.
Rejoice! – December 8, 2018
In December 2018, we celebrated 30 years of Christmas tradition with new and old holiday favourites and introduced our new Chamber Choir, talented voices from our group who performed some exciting new compositions.
Celebrate Love – May 12, 2018
This concert was a celebration of mothers, children & the journey of life and love. It featured Medley from Les Miserables by Edward Lojeski as well as some superb contemporary works including Light Everlasting by Olaf Christensen and Searching Love by Kim Andre Arnesen.