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 Sarah Jerrom, a professional Jazz recording and touring artist with extensive vocal coaching and choir directing experience. Our Chief Executive Music Director, Mendelt Hoekstra, provides additional guidance to the choir during rehearsals and oversees the choir’s progression.

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

LED BY SARAH JERROM

The choir is led by Sarah Jerrom, 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.

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, the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and specifically the Department of Dramatic Arts provides a wonderful rehearsal space and creative setting for our weekly sessions. The kids love being surrounded by the “big kids” at Brock.

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. Coventry Transportation has kindly assisted with the weekly transportation needs of the majority of the choir and Brand Blvd has provided our choir’s t-shirts.

A special thanks to Exchange Brewery, Brock Campus Store, Stratus, 13th Street Winery, Starbucks (Thorold Stone and Montrose location), and The Works St. Catharines for helping make our launch event extra special.

                    

In the News

VIDEO: Today’s youth, Tomorrow’s Voices

By Cheryl Clock
The Standard | Nov 21, 2017

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Tomorrow’s Voices choir for kids to perform first show at FirstOntario PAC
Richard Harley, Editor-in-Chief, Niagara Now | Nov 19, 2017
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Choir program launched by Brock prof making music accessible to kids
by Brock University
Brock Media Room | Nov 16, 2017

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Image Gallery

Photos by Elizabeth Klassen Photography