In December 2020, Phoenix Chamber Choir premiered an amazing video with over 200 physicians performing virtually together. The Canadian Physician’s Virtual Choir performance of “Ordinary Day” has become not only a viral sensation, but an inspiration to people across Canada and around the world.
For so many physicians, choral singing is a place to forget about the worries of the day and just breathe and do something creative. The added advantage of singing in your living room (or call-room!) and the fact that no one else in the rehearsal can hear you, is liberating – especially for those who have not sung in a choir for many years!
Over the last 2 months, another 200 physicians came together from all-across the country to create the second Canadian Physician’s Virtual Choir project, and we are elated to announce:
The video is coming soon!
Subscribe to our Youtube channel to get a notification when the video goes live on May 1st, just in time for National Physician’s Day!
A huge thank you to our sponsor for this project:
Phoenix is proud to have established the tradition of raising funds for important causes through our Canadian Physician’s Virtual Choir project videos. For our “Who Do You Love” video, we are thrilled to be giving back to two outstanding medical organizations:
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances. The Association’s purposes are charitable, educational, and scientific.
At the Alzheimer Society, they make it a priority to ease the burden and provide support to caregivers. Family and community caregivers perform more than 19 million hours of unpaid labour to take care of to those living with dementia each year. People living with dementia can receive information about diagnosis, day-to-day living, positive approaches to care and how to prepare for the end of life. Their program also provides individual support and counselling and links people with the disease to other Alzheimer Society programs and services.
We encourage anyone who enjoys this video to learn more about the Lewy Body Dementia Association and Alzheimer Society of Canada and consider the impact that a single dollar can do in the hands of those equipped to directly support those who need it most.
Many thanks to our guest musicians: Josh Ramsay (Marianas Trench), Romano DiNillo (Come From Away – Broadway), and Josh Ward (Hey Rosetta).
“Who Do You Love” – by Marianas Trench
Covered with permission of the original artists
Artistic Director: Nicholle Andrews
Choral Arranger: Carolyn Shiau
Guide-track: Carolyn Shiau
Sound Engineer: Brad Andrews
Video Editing: Vaughn Chauvin, Carolyn Shiau
Administration: Emily Zuidema, Frank Zieginson
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/phoenix-chamber-choir/305300210
If you would like to be part of our next Canadian Physicians Virtual Choir project, email [email protected].