Raise Her Voice is Oakville’s premier choir for girls of all ages. We work to create a space where young female leaders feel confident raising their voices in song and in the world. With four different choral programs, every girl who wants to sing is provided with the opportunity to find her own voice. We use singing as a vehicle through which to consider a wide range of social justice issues that impact our lives. We can change the world through singing and we choose to do so as open, fierce, joyful, and empowered young women.
Raise Her Voice – Cherub
Girls grades 2 to 4
Raise Her Voice Cherub is comprised of singers in grades 2 to 4. In this ensemble, our youngest singers are introduced to the foundations of choral singing and music theory fostering independence and confidence. Rehearsals are 1 hour each week, which allows time for warm ups, singing games, and team building in addition to rehearsal time.
Kate Wright and Sara Joy
Accompanist & Theory Instructor
Raise Her Voice – Junior
Girls grades 5 and 6
Raise Her Voice Junior is a train choir for girls from grade 5 and 6. Focusing on continued musical development, this choir enjoys choral retreats, workshops, and performances in the community. The more experienced singers in RHV Junior collaborate with the Raise Her Voice singers in a unique mentorship program each season.
Raise Her Voice
Girls grades 7 to 12
Raise Her Voice is known across Canada as a vocal ensemble with a high standard of artistic interpretation and performance excellence. This ensemble has achieved national and international recognition over the past 24 years, most recently with a Gold Medal win at the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. Raise Her Voice has also recorded five CDs, premiered over a dozen choral commissions, and developed thriving partnerships with community organizations such as ErinoaKids Centre and ArtHouse. Ranging in age from grade 7 to 12, RHV singers are empowered to contribute artistically through collaboration, improvisation, and sharing. The girls of Raise Her Voice work together to build a dynamic sisterhood through singing.
Dr. Sarah Morrison
Raise Her Voice – Chamber
Raise Her Voice Chamber is a select group of choristers from “Raise Her Voice” who have attained a high level of vocal skill and musicianship. These singers are frequently called upon to serve as ambassadors for our community and leaders within the organization. This ensemble has also achieved notable national and international recognition through competition achievements and collaborative choral work.
Dr. Sarah Morrison
Dr. Charlene Pauls
Girls and Boys JK/SK/Grade 1
A fun and enriching co-ed introduction to choral singing and music for JK/SK/Grade 1 boys and girls. This program is an early music education program designed to expose singers to all types of music-making and music literacy through singing, movement, percussion, and expression.
Kate Wright & Jenny Johnston