Canadian Chamber Choir workshop – February 25, 2017

January 25, 2017

Building Community Through Choral Singing – 

A vocal workshop for singers of all ages and stages with Dr. Julia Davids and the Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir.

9am to 11:30am
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 
Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut St.)
*Be eco-friendly and bring your own water bottle!*
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Here’s what you can expect:

Sing together with the CCC and learn more about your voice
Work together on vocal technique/development and demystify some of the trickier concepts
Learn to work around your vocal limitations and maximize your singing potential
Discover new repertoire for church choirs by CCC composer-in-residence, Jeff Enns, as he leads you in a reading session

“This is a very friendly, fun and song-filled model,” explains CCC artistic director, Dr. Julia Davids. “Singers of all ages and stages should be encouraged to come out to sing with the members of the CCC and enjoy learning more about our voices.”

To pre-register, email Brigid Coult at, call 604-272-4216 or use the form below.

$15 – Registration for members of the BC Choral Federation | $15
$20 – Registration for members of a BCCF member choir | $20
$25 – Registration for non-members | $25
$15 – Registration rate (per singer) for 10+ members of a BCCF choir. Click here for a special group registration form.

Registrations will also be accepted at the door, beginning at 9:00 am. The workshop will run until 11:30 am.

About the Workshop

The Canadian Chamber Choir offers some of Canada’s finest choral singers a professional choral environment in which to nurture their gifts, and the singers in turn give of their talents to the communities in which they perform. Each CCC tour features workshops for local singers of all ages and stages, as well as performances of diverse music by Canadian composers both established and emerging. Through these interactions, the CCC has inspired, nurtured, and mentored thousands of choral enthusiasts while working tirelessly to champion the vast wealth of choral music created in Canada. The power of this unique vision has allowed the CCC to truly become Canada’s coast-to-coast chamber choir.

Topics for the workshop will include appropriate expectations at various developmental stages, general vocal health tips for all ages and stages of singers, and technical exercises to aid in vocal development and longevity. Plus, a performance by the Canadian Chamber Choir and some great repertoire ideas from the CCC’s Composer-in-Residence, Jeff Enns. Julia’s book, “Vocal Technique – A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers” as well as the Canadian Chamber Choir CDs will be available for purchase.

About the Clinician

Dr. Julia Davids enjoys a thriving career as a versatile musician. She is the Director of Choral Activities at North Park University, Chicago and is co-author with Stephen LaTour of “Vocal Technique – A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers” published by Waveland Press in 2012 and winner of Choral Canada’s 2014 award for Best Choral Publication. Julia holds degrees in Education, Conducting and Voice Performance from the University of Western Ontario (London, ON), the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). A founding member of the Canadian Chamber Choir, Julia has led the ensemble as its Artistic Director on concert and workshop tours of every province. She directed the CCC’s 2010 debut recording In Good Company as well as their Juno-nominated 2015 release Sacred Reflections – A Canadian Mass. Julia is passionate about mentoring the next generation of choral conductors and is committed to giving emerging and established Canadian composers a forum for their work. A native of London, Ontario, she grew up singing in the Amabile Youth Singers, the Ontario Youth Choir, and the National Youth Choir, for whom she was the first Apprentice Conductor.

For more information about the choir’s Western Canada tour, visit their website.