Vox Panacea

VOX PANACEA

PHYSICIAN CHOIR

Vox Panacea began as an online choir under the direction of Pippa Andrew during the pandemic as a way for physicians to destress after a long day. Since its inception in 2019, Vox Panacea has produced more than a dozen virtual choir videos projects and performed live at the Canadian Women In Medicine Conference in June 2022.

This season, we are thrilled to announce the continuation of the online virtual video projects and the launch of an in-person choir. Both the in-person and online choirs are non-audition choirs, open to all soprano-alto voiced physicians, including trans and non-binary individuals.

A little behind the name: “Panacea” is the Greek goddess of universal remedy, daughter of Asclepius (God of Medicine) and Epione (personification of the care needed for recovery). “Vox” of course is Latin for voice or “voice of the people.”

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In-Person Choir

A non-audition, in-person choir for treble-voiced physicians.

This Season Vox Panacea In-Person Choir will be singing beautiful accompanied and a cappella music of diverse genres from around the world including pop, soul, jazz, folk, traditional and classical repertoire, specifically selected for the unique voices and skills of the group. The themes of this Season’s upcoming concerts are “Christmas Around the World” and “With Love”.  Singers will also learn vocal technique and musicianship through fun games and exercises.

Space for the choir is limited, so be sure to register early!

Unless otherwise announced for live rehearsals and performances, Vox Panacea’s Covid-19 Protocols will remain inline with Phoenix Chamber Choir’s policies and be updated before live events at this webpage.

When rehearsals start in September, singers will be asked to wear masks whilst singing. This policy will be reviewed after the first rehearsal, and a group decision will be made based on current information and in consultation with the choir.

Fall Term:

Dates: Mondays, Sept 12 – Dec 18

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1

Concert 1: Dec 10 concert with Phoenix Chamber Choir https://phoenixchoir.com/concerts

Concert 2: Dec 18 concert with Lynn Valley Voices (TBC)

Fee: $330

Spring Term:

Dates: Mondays, Jan 9-May 7, two week spring break March 13-24

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1

Concert 1: Feb 11 concert with Phoenix Chamber Choir https://phoenixchoir.com/concerts

Concert 2: May 7 concert with Phoenix Chamber Choir https://phoenixchoir.com/concerts

Fee: $420

Online Choir

A non-audition, online choir for treble-voiced physicians, creating virtual choir videos.

Each online session, singers will make one virtual choir video, learn additional songs, and work on vocal technique and musicianship through fun games and exercises.

All online choir rehearsals will be live on Zoom and recorded for asynchronous viewing

Session 1:

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 19-Nov 30 (7 weeks)

Time: 7:30-8:30 PM Pacific Time

Fee: $165

Session 2:

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 11-Feb 8 (5 weeks)

Time: 7:30-8:30 PM Pacific Time

Fee: $140

Registration: will be announced via email

Vox Panacea is Directed by Pippa Andrew, MA (she/her)

Learn more about Pippa at her website: http://www.pippaandrew.com/

For queries, please email drchoir@phoenixchoir.com