About

Tomorrow’s Voices is Choir Nation’s non-profit children’s choir that launched in St Catharines in the fall of 2017 with over 30 children between the ages of 7 and 17. The choir is barrier-free, audition-free and provides a great outlet for kids who love to sing for the sheer joy of it.

The choir sessions are led by Rebekah Carlsson, a music teacher, conductor, and a pianist from St. Catharines, Ontario. She initiated and led a choir at the DSBN Academy for two years before joining Choir Nation.

Rebekah is a passionate educator and believes music provides a unique opportunity for young people to develop new skills, improve their self-confidence, and make meaningful connections with their peers.

Our message, "Kids Should Be Heard" acts as our guiding principle for everything related to Tomorrow’s Voices. We believe everyone should have a voice and that is reinforced each week with our choir.

For more details contact todd.green@choirnation.ca

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Rebekah Carlsson

REBEKAH CARLSSON
The choir is led by Rebekah Carlsson, a professional musician, vocal coach, recording artist and choir director at Choir Nation.

Todd Green
Co-Founder & CEO

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Mendelt D. Hoekstra
Chief Executive Music Director

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Partnerships

The program is a result of a collaboration between Choir Nation and Community Care of St Catharines & Thorold. During preliminary meetings with Betty Lou Souter and Laura Byers in the winter of 2017 the vision for Tomorrow’s Voices came together.

The recruitment expanded to include other community organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters St Catharines & Thorold and DSBN Academy. Together, the organizations identified kids who would be interested in and would benefit from singing in a choir.

On September 27, 2017 we started something very special and important for the community. To date, the choir has performed for over 15,000 audience members and sung with Grammy and Juno award winners and nominees including Royal Wood, Serena Ryder, Neko Case, and Dan Mangan.

Sponsors

We have been very fortunate to have tremendous support from a number of great organizations including TD Bank Group who provided us with the seed funding to launch the choir. Additionally, thank you to Mahtay Café for providing us with rehearsal space each week! It’s a wonderful atmosphere for the kids come together.

Di and Phil Kirwin at Chimpanzee developed our amazing logo and supporting marketing materials to help us spread awareness and energy around what we are doing while also providing general marketing advice for the betterment of our mission. Additionally, Brand Blvd has provided support for our choir’s t-shirts. Finally, a huge thanks to Blundstone, The Australian Boot Company, for paying for our kids transportation to their performance with Neko Case at the Danforth Music Hall.

                              

Donors

"I was excited when Todd reached out to partner for the Tomorrow’s Choir, because I knew it was going to be an opportunity for our “Littles” unlike any other.

There were quite a few of our clients that I could think of immediately that have a love and passion for singing. To be able to give them the chance to finally have their voices heard – was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. When it first started, remember quickly receiving emails and phone calls from excited parents and guardians who couldn’t wait to get all of the information to sign their children up for the choir.

Throughout the year, the regular update emails not only from Todd, but from the parents who have seen a growth in confidence and a genuine excitement in their child has been incredible every step of the way.

Tomorrow’s Voices has provided the children with priceless memories and a sense of pride for being a part of something so amazing."

Ashley Dunseith, Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Catharines & Thorold

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Supporting Tomorrow’s Voices

By Jill Tham
Today Magazine | Dec 22, 2017

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Brock Media Room | Nov 16, 2017

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