F A Q s

What is SingYourJoy?

SingYourJoy is a non-auditioned chorus for young adults from all walks of life:
we sing together, make new friends and grow our community.

COVID-19 Update:

We want you to know that YOUR health and safety is our primary concern. We are following best practices to reduce transmission during rehearsals. These may include masks, vaccine passports, air filtration systems and physical distancing – depending on the current provincial Covid status. 

Do you have questions?

Contact our directors at singyourjoy@gmail.com.

Ok, I’m in! … no need to read more, where do I SIGN UP?

Who can be involved?

ANYONE, ages 16 to 29 who has a desire to sing and a commitment to rehearsals.

When and Where?

SingYourJoy Victoria and Westshore meets weekly in-person.
Starting Monday in Oak Bay September 5th and Thursday in WestShore September 8th.

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Do I need to read music?

No. Some singers read music and some start learning to read music when they join. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can learn about music reading basics in the chorus.

How much does it cost?

It costs Nothing! – other than your commitment of time and enthusiasm. SingYourJoy is a welcoming place that aims to remove barriers to participation. Unlike most community choruses, there are no fees for singers.

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What kind of music do you sing?

Songs written from 1940 to present day. Selections from Broadway musicals. Current and Classic Pop Music. Folk Songs. Rock ‘n Roll Classics. Well-written choral music that challenges and inspires our singers and audience. Music that speaks to the hearts and sensibilities of our singers.

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How are you funded?

Great question: Follow this link to find out more.

Take me to your leaders!

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

What else?

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.

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Tell me more:

SingYourJoy seasons are scheduled to follow the academic calendar of local post-secondary institutions. 

14 weeks in the Fall (September – December) and 14 weeks in Winter (January – April)
Each season culminates in a super fun public concert. 

Singers meet weekly in either our Victoria location (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) or in the WestShore (in the newly built Redeemer Lutheran  Church, centrally located in Langford). 

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.

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 400 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.

SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus 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.
BN: 849518931RR0001

If you would like to offer financial support, please Donate Now .

Mission:  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.

Our Origin Story:

SingYourJoy is a member of the BC Choral Federation.

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