Who are We?


SYJ-040717-OBU-027smallerMission:  SingYourJoy: a non-auditioned chorus for young adults from all walks of life, joining our voices together in an exuberant expression of joy, building friendships and growing community.

We are:  A non-auditioned mixed-voice community chorus, open to all people ages 16-29. We rehearse Monday evenings (7-9pm) at the fabulous acoustic space of Oak Bay United Church (1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria BC). While we enjoy performing for our enthusiastic audiences, the chorus believes deeply in creating community. We work together not only to sing well, but to contribute to the places where we live, work and play.

SingYourJoy is a welcoming place which aims to remove any barriers to participation.

There are no fees for singers (unlike most community choruses).

The chorus was co-founded and is currently co-directed by Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller.

The Seasons of SingYourJoy: seasons are scheduled on the academic calendar year of local post-secondary institutions.  For two 14 week sessions in the Fall (September – December) and Winter (January – April), singers meet weekly in the beautifully restored acoustic space of Oak Bay United Church (a heritage building in the heart of Oak Bay Village, corner of Mitchell and Granite Streets).  Recognizing that our members may be new to the city, starting new careers, entering a new field of study, or just determining ‘who’ they are, SingYourJoy provides an opportunity for new friendships to grow.

syjandfoodEach rehearsal ends with simple refreshments (the cookies and fruit are a big hit!) and a chance for singers to catch up with each other. During our time together, we also search out opportunities to work together as a community for others.

Sharing the songs we’ve learned with enthusiastic audiences is an important part of our singers experience. These group performances are satisfying, empowering and fun.

Since our inception, we have worked with over 250 young people, and many of our alumni are now based in different parts of BC, Canada, and overseas.  We trust that they take a little piece of us with them on their journeys.

Society:  The society was created in August 2012.  The Board of Directors includes singers, co-directors and enthusiastic supporters from Greater Victoria. The society provides direction in community service, oversees yearly budgets and seeks out like-minded groups and individuals to financially support the good works of the chorus.

SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus Society is a CRA Registered Charity.
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If you would like to offer financial support, please Donate Now.

SingYourJoy is a member of the BC Choral Federation.

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