singer, songwriter and visionary board member of Ubuntu Choirs Society
Ann is one of Canada’s most unique and outstanding performing artists. Known throughout the world for her passionate and honest performances, Ann has released ten CDs, written three musicals, and several ballet and film scores. She received the Order of Canada and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 1992 for her outstanding contribution to the healing and performing arts in Canada.
singer, composer, author and founder of Child Honouring
“The utter joy of singing for the love of it resounds in the pulse of Ubuntu Choirs. Singing with the Victoria Gettin’ Higher Choir was deeply moving for me, and I wish the Ubuntu Choirs Network great uplift in spreading the gospel of song far and wide. There’s no better way to spread peace and universal love. We are born to sing — it is our nature!”
singer, composer, artist and teacher
“Community that is made of music is strong like fiber, like a tapestry, like a quilt, like an orchestra of interlocking parts. I am so happy to be allied with the Ubuntu Choirs Network. Making music across borders, boundaries and culture is imperative in our times. It may just be the glue that holds us together. And it brings such joy and revelation. In my world of spontaneously created music, finding the common thread and making music of it, is surely a path to peace and a way to give back so that we are all part of the song.”
Beth Nielsen Chapman is one of the pre-eminent singer/songwriters of her generation. Along with her own recordings, her songs (covered by a wide selection of artists) top the charts, on television and in movie soundtracks, including Faith Hill’s Grammy nominated mega-hit “This Kiss” — the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 1999 Song of the Year.
an internationally acclaimed singer and voice teacher
In the mid 70s Frankie pioneered workshops based on traditional styles of singing, which gave rise to the Natural Voice Practitioners Network, a widespread popular singing movement in the UK.
Here’s wishing your Ubuntu Choirs Network all the very best and congratulations at being part of the ground swell that seems to be slowly turning the mood in N America around. We can but hope and pray.
Canada’s leading educational retreat centre
Hollyhock, on Cortes Island, British Columbia, offers a wide array of ground-breaking programs – including many great singing workshops.
a public foundation connecting donors with charities
Funding for this website was generously provided by the Endswell Fund of Tides Canada, Canada’s first national public foundation focused on the environment, social justice, and innovation in the non-profit sector.
a non-religious, non-profit, youth-empowerment organization
Ubuntu Choirs support The Power of Hope in its use of the arts, in particular singing, to accomplish its mission: “To unleash the positive potential of youth through arts-centered multicultural and intergenerational learning programs that foster self-awareness, leadership community and social change.”
a Ugandan community development project
Ubuntu supports BeadforLife where North Americans partner with Ugandans beaders. All profits from BeadforLife are invested in community development projects that, along with income generation, help people escape extreme poverty. And like Ubuntu choirs, this circle of caring and participation enriches us all.
an organization for voice work practitioners, UK
the Canadian initiative to create a Federal Department of Peace
Ubuntu Choirs Network supports the idea of establishing a Department of Peace in our Federal Government.