What we're about
COMMUNITY SINGING for ALL AGES - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
NO AUDITIONS - NO SOLO'S
Come and find out why so many travel from Bowen Island, New Westminster, Surrey, & Delta to tap into this BIG LOVE! And why so many core members refer to SPORIT’s Call Choir as their "happy place". http://www.spiritscallchoir.ca
EVERYONE IS WELCOME whatever your musical ability. No skills are required to join - just a desire to participate and sing for fun!
SPIRIT'S CALL CHOIR is the choir that wants everyone to sing - for your personal health, the health of our communities and the health of our planet! http://www.spiritscallchoir.ca If you can talk, you can sing! And we'll teach you how. If you can already sing, we provide you with opportunities to improvise and lead within the context of learning.
SING FOR CHARITY - We raise money for charities that are dear to our hearts. Spirit's Call Choir Winnipeg raised over $200,000 over the 8 years that Jeremy directed their 170 voice choir. We want to do the same thing here in Vancouver! Help us make it happen! Last year we had 65 members - come join the FUN! It's a win/win! UPDATE: We raised $3000 last year for our 2 local charities! In our first year we raised $1900 for The Syrian Refugee Project; that's $4900 in our first two years! WAY TO GO TEAM!!!
LEARN A VARIETY of REPERTOIRE - We LOVE and believe in purposeful singing, so all of our lyrics are positive and bring a state of peace and joy. We are "spiritual, but non-religious". Our goal is to elevate humanity with our voices so we sing all styles and from all cultures (including our own). Popular contemporary songs from artists such as Joni Mitchel, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Jason Mraz, Eva Cassidy, Jive Aces and groups like The Doobie Brothers, Supertramp, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Beatles as well as beautiful folk songs from around the world including: South African, Scottish, Gaelic, English, Irish, Persian, Jewish, Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, you name it! We LOVE DIVERSITY! And so sing every style you can imagine: Latin, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock, Classical... if it's got powerful words and a beautiful or fun melody... we will sing it, and we will sing it together in glorious HARMONY!
EACH 18 week SESSION offers you a choice of 2 rehearsals each week (either Tuesday evenings at Canyon Heights Church or a second rehearsal option on Wednesday evenings downtown Vancouver at St. Paul's Anglian Church). We will be repeating the same rehearsal every other week so choristers only need to attend once/week, but if you want to run through more of repertoire for extra practice and socializing all are welcome to come to both rehearsals!
VALUE: Our choristers say we're the best deal in town! It works out to $14/week! That's $7/hour (if you come just once/week) or only $3.50/per hour if you attend both practice options.
BONUS: Each session also offers 1 concert & at least 1 social event (coffee house performance for choir members to strut their stuff, karaoke party, bbq, or movie night)
Meet the CO-DIRECTORS: click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTK8ocMPaCA)
Jeremy and Sandi met at the renowned Community Choir Leadership Program in Victoria in October 2014 where the seeds for this choir started sprouting! Their vision to build a loving and joy-filled community through inclusivity and experiential learning has become a reality!
Jeremy Vallance, BMus, BEd brings his passion and expertise as a TV Personality & Producer, and Choral Director from Winnipeg where he directed the 170+ voice Spirit's Call Choir for 8 years. It is our hope to build up a choir to this size here in Vancouver!
Sandi Melody brings her passion for contemporary voice and "Education Through Experience". She received her training in both classical and jazz voice at VCC and Capilano University. In 1993 she started Harmony House Music Studio (now Harmony House Training & Education Centre) where she created a personal leadership program through music to serve students of all ages. Her vision was to offer the same musical learning opportunities that she received through post secondary school - namely a weekly private lesson and a supportive "master class", to regular community folks. But she made it even better by including monthly goals leading up to real life performances with a professional back up band. There are now close to one hundred HH students that grew up in the Harmony House family who became working professional musicians, and who attribute their success to Sandi for planting the seeds and nurturing their passions.
Though Sandi specializes in teaching contemporary vocal technique and she is passionate about training students of all skill levels, her biggest LOVE is working with advanced small vocal ensembles and creating arrangements for them like this: click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9cyXkFzTmU)
Sandi & Jeremy recently created a FREE VIDEO SERIES entitled:
FOUNDATIONS, Healthy Vocal Technique for Singers and Speakers.
(Get lifetime access at no cost: click here (https://www.sing-out-loud.com)),
Click on the links below for more on what Harmony House has to offer
including Sandi's newest class Yoga-sing (http://www.harmonyhousemusicstudio.com/yoga-sing/)!
http://www.harmonyhousemusicstudio.com & YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/HarmonyHouseStudio) & Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harmonyhousemusicschool)