Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Monday, January 23, 2012

RBC Provides Key Support for MYVoice Initiative

Chor Leoni is pleased to announce the ongoing support of their Mobilizing Young men’s Voices (MYVoice) initiative by the RBC Foundation through the RBC Emerging Artists Program. Leanne Harry, RBC's Senior Account Manager of Media & Entertainment, presented a cheque for $15,000 to Chor Leoni at the choir’s Rejoice concert on December 19.

This keystone support has allowed MYVoice to expand from two ensembles to three for 2012, with groups rehearsing now in Vancouver, New Westminster, and Langley. The program brings young men together through song and self-expression and is completely cost-free for participants.

MYVoice has exciting performances coming up. They sing February 12 (2pm) in the Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology as part of the Exhibition Closing Performances of Hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako. Three participants from the Canadian Music Centre/Canadian League of Composers Mentorship Program will work with MYVoice and the British Columbia Girls Choir to produce three original compositions inspired by their experience of the exhibition. A documentary about the process will be screened at MOA before a public performance at the exhibition closing.

On April 28 they present Knights & Troubadours. Chor Leoni will be there to open the evening and to sing a couple of combined works at the end, but the spotlight will be firmly upon the young men of MYVoice!

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