Following the success of our 2020 pilot project, Phoenix is renewing our newest outreach program:
Are you a treble-voiced physician who loves to sing but doesn’t have time or opportunity to join a choir? Are you looking for a way to connect with other physicians, destress after a long day, and make some music? Do you want something you can do with your kids (or an excuse to send your kids to bed and do something for yourself) from the comfort of your own home (or the on-call room, or your office, or your car!)? Phoenix is welcoming all soprano-alto voices, including trans and non-binary individuals, to join our newest project:
Welcome to Vox Panacea, Phoenix’s Online Doctor Choir!
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.”
Weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals will be held on Zoom from 7:30 – 8:30pm.
Each session will be 7-weeks long, each with a separate registration fee and repertoire.
All rehearsals will be available online, via Zoom and uploaded as asynchronous videos. We will hold two ‘hybrid’ rehearsals per Session, with the option of in-person singing for Vancouver based singers. Hybrid rehearsals will also be streamed via Zoom and uploaded for asynchronous viewing. Vox Panacea will create virtual choir submissions for three concerts (available in-person and online), introduce in-person performance opportunities for Vancouver-based-singers from December (possibly also an optional Canada-wide Vox Panacea get together towards the end of the Season – more information to come), and produce an Online Release in the spring.
Dates for 2021-2022:
Session 1: September 8th – October 20th
6th & 13th October – hybrid online and in-person rehearsals at Lynn Valley United Church
20th October – online workshop with guest choral specialist
PASSIONS Concert – 23rd October https://phoenixchoir.com/concerts
Session 2: November 3rd – December 15th
1st & 8th December – hybrid online & in-person rehearsals, venue TBC
LUX Concert – 11th December https://phoenixchoir.com/concerts
15th December – online festive fun rehearsal
Session 3: January 26th – March 9th
February 23rd & March 2nd – hybrid online & in-person rehearsals, venue TBC
9th March – online workshop with guest choral specialist
Online Music Video Release
Session 4: March 30th – May 11th
April 27th & May 4th – hybrid online & in-person rehearsals, venue TBC
EVOLVE Concert 7th May https://phoenixchoir.com/concerts
Fees are $115 for each session ($16.50/rehearsal), or $400 for a full season pass (all 4 sessions), which covers the repertoire purchase, sound engineering for the recordings, video editing for the final concert video, venue and equipment rentals, administration of the choir, and artistic direction and conducting.
Are you interested in trying it out, but can’t commit to the full season? Try a drop-in rehearsal! For a $20 drop-in fee, you can join us for one in-person rehearsal. Meet the Vox Panacea conductor, Pippa, meet some of our singers, and see what fun it can be to sing together!
For queries, please email [email protected]
Vox Panacea is Directed by Pippa Andrew, MA (she/her)
Learn more about Pippa at her website: http://www.pippaandrew.com/