Phoenix Goes To School


Are you an educator looking for an engaging, relevant way to introduce your students to the magic of classical choral music?

We at Phoenix Chamber Choir have curated a unique experience exclusively for students, based on our 2021-2022 season, Emerge. This hour-long condensed concert encounter is designed to be shared in  class and educates your students about choral music and modern composers and is offered in both French and English.

In this program students will hear:

  • Multiple choral works sung by Phoenix Chamber Choir, an advanced, auditioned choir that has been singing in Vancouver, BC for nearly 40 years.
  • 3 world premieres, all composed by individuals under the age of 40: Timothy Cunningham, Katerina Gimon, & Sydney Guillaume.
  • Behind-the-scenes introductions to said composers and the Phoenix singers


What fellow teachers are saying:

“Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine is the coolest piece. Students will find this relatable as they may know a bit about Leonardo da Vinci the inventor – but they have probably never heard something like this.  Body percussion is a big part of the show – teens love that energy!  Mixed in with all this are beautiful pieces that evoke a strong emotional response.  Hearing new works by emerging composers like Timothy Cunningham, Katerina Gimon, and Sydney Guillaume shows students that it is possible to compose music that a choir can bring to life, even at such a young age.”

– Danielle Hamilton, South Delta Secondary School, Delta, BC

“My students are excited to hear this concert because they are also performing Marie-Claire Saindon’s Turlutte acadienne montréalaise, so they are excited to hear an adult choir doing the same music. They were also intrigued hearing the wide range of music from a single composer since they are also singing another work by Eric Whitacre for their concert.”

– Cara Lau, John Knox Christian School, Burnaby, BC

The production and distribution of this video is made possible through the generous support of GROSSMAN & STANLEY Business Lawyers.

Are you an educator who would like access to this free program to share with your class and students? To register, please sign up here. You will be added to Phoenix’s general mailing list and educational offerings mailing list, and receive the link to this online program in mid May, 2022.

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