AGES 18 and up WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:30pm All new members are welcome – no audition necessary! Some prior vocal instruction is helpful, but not mandatory
About the Program
Cantabile is currently accepting members for the 2020 Virtual Voices Program. Virtual Voices is Cantabile’s hallmark vocal education program, reimagined to integrate seamlessly into the online learning environment. By moving our programs online, Cantabile works toward creating meaningful musical experiences for our community, using song as a tool to bring people together when so much has been pushing us apart.
How does it work?
This year we’ve redesigned our programs to adapt to the virtual environment and accommodate public health restrictions. All sessions will take place virtually via Zoom video conferencing software. Each session is recorded and archived so that members have access to the material for additional review (or if unable to attend live sessions).
Each session consists of:
Vocal workshop/lecture series: VOICE 101
Q & A sessions/discussion groups
Rehearsals – Live rehearsal plus practice tracks for at-home study.
What's the Schedule?
Virtual Voices program for ADULTS takes place on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm.
Term 1 (14 sessions) Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm 2020: September 16 – December 16 Virtual Choir Performance: December 19 @ 7:30pm
Term 2 (14 sessions) 2021: January 13 – April 14 Virtual Choir Performance: May 15 @ 7:30pm
Will there be performances?
Each term culminates with the creation of a Virtual Choir performance. Performances are live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live, then archived so you can download and share on social media.
Virtual Choir performances are great because:
You can participate from anywhere
You don’t have to worry about wearing masks or standing 2m apart
You can practice your part as much as you want
You can use your music or sing from memory
You can do as many “takes” as you want (i.e. keep trying until you’re happy with your recording)
You get to actually see the results: watch the live-stream on YouTube and Facebook Live, then share with your friends and family
How do I sign up?
Registration is open to all who are interested - simply fill out the form on this page to sign up! The cost of this program is $470 (+hst). You can choose the payment plan that's right for you - pay it all upfront to receive a $20 discount, or choose to pay in two equal installments (1st installment due at time of sign-up, 2nd installment due Jan 11, 2021)
NEED A LITTLE HELP? Please note that bursaries are available for this program - please contact us (email or phone) if you wish to be considered for financial assistance.
FAMILY DISCOUNT: Discounts on membership fees are available to families with 2 or more Virtual Voices participants. Just enter coupon code FAMILY2020 at checkout.