These are certainly extraordinary times. We are all adjusting to this new version of normality and we recognize this is not easy. During these times, a major concern is the personal health and well-being of everyone, particularly young people. Nevertheless, we are social beings and we recognized that this need to be social is often amplified for children and adolescents. This need to interact with others has been a focus for the OC artistic team.

Our goal is to continue to find ways to keep the young people in our choirs connected, singing, learning music, and focusing on positive mindsets during this challenging time. We are proud of the online programs that our singers are currently engaged in and we look forward to soon sharing new virtual musical projects with the community.

Music can certainly act as a positive force in challenging times. Last week, we were contacted by Jim Miller of Brave New Films in California who was requesting permission to use our recording of “Fix You” for their featured video “For Our Heroes” recognizing front line workers across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Raise Her Voice is very proud to be making an uplifting musical contribution to this impactful video. We are truly grateful to be a part of this powerful project honouring all front-line healthcare workers.

We invite you to take a reflective moment to watch the video below.

Please keep in touch with music and the arts during these uncertain times. And most importantly, take care of yourselves and those around you.