The Voices In Motion Blog

Our Online Choir Experience

Our Online Choir Experience

Our Online Choir Experience By Jörg and Tish Stangl  |  Board Member & Participant  |  Voices in MotionAs a lifelong chorister, Tish benefits immensely from the opportunity to rekindle her passion for singing. There is something very powerful that occurs when...

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Social Prescribing: Addressing Social Needs

Social Prescribing: Addressing Social Needs

Social Prescribing: Addressing Social Needs By Debra Sheets |  Lead Researcher & Founder |  Voices in MotionSocial prescribing is a care coordination model in which healthcare providers refer clients to a wellness navigator who explores and helps address the...

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What ViM Means to Me: Geraldine Meagher

What ViM Means to Me: Geraldine Meagher

What ViM Means to Me By Geraldine Meagher |  Participant  |  Voices in MotionWhen I joined Voices in Motion in January 2020 as a “friend” of the choir, I found what I was looking for - a welcoming group of people singing in beautiful harmony together – and no audition...

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What ViM Means to Me: Wendy and Ken Patterson

What ViM Means to Me: Wendy and Ken Patterson

What ViM Means to Me By Wendy and Ken Patterson  |  Participants  |  Voices in MotionFor Ken, VIM was initially all about the singing. In grade school, when his voice was changing, his music teacher banished him from choir and sent him off to a supplemental math class...

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What ViM Means to Me: Erica Phare-Bergh

What ViM Means to Me: Erica Phare-Bergh

What ViM Means to Me By Erica Phare-Bergh  |  Artistic Director  |  Voices in MotionI’ve been blessed to experience many wonderful choral communities in my 34 years of directing choirs, but the choristers of Voices in Motion are family. What began as a research...

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Caregivers’ Support Group

Caregivers’ Support Group

Caregivers’ Support Group: The Power of Sharing By Margie Noonan  |  Participant  |  Voices in MotionIt is with gratitude and thanks to Rick and Erica for their perception during the pandemic in recognizing the need to form a Caregivers’ Support Group that would meet...

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I Wish You Could Have Been Here

I Wish You Could Have Been Here

I Wish You Could Have Been Here By Rick Bergh   |  Executive Director  |  Voices in MotionWhat a privilege and blessing it is to sing with Voices in Motion. I personally sing with all three of the community, in-person choirs as well as with the online choir. I can’t...

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The Research Arm Commitment

The Research Arm Commitment

Continued commitment to research through our newly established Research Arm Coordinated in partnership with Dr. Stuart MacDonald, Dr. Debra Sheets and Dr. André Smith from the University of VictoriaVoices in Motion is pleased to announce that it will continue its...

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Introducing our Intergenerational Bursary Program

Introducing our Intergenerational Bursary Program

Introducing our Voices in Motion Intergenerational Bursary ProgramOne of the things that makes Voices in Motion unique is our commitment to recruit and welcome young people into our choir. We are an intergenerational choral group. If you want to change the world, it...

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Thien Tran – Our First Bursary Recipient

Thien Tran – Our First Bursary Recipient

Thien Tran – Our First Bursary Recipient By Andrea Warner  |  Board Member  |  Voices in MotionThien Tran, who has been part of the Voices in Motion Choir since its inception three years ago, has been awarded the first VIM bursary! At age 19, and now that he has...

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Why I Want To Keep On Coming Back

Why I Want To Keep On Coming Back

Why I Want To Keep On Coming Back By Caitlyn Ledohowski |  Participant  |  Voices in MotionThere are many reasons why I look forward to attending our choral sessions every week. For one thing, I find that group singing is relaxing. It allows me to spend time on...

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Embarking on a Journey

Embarking on a Journey

Embarking on a Journey By Wendy Casey |  Participant  |  Voices in MotionToday I am embarking on a journey to capture and share the last few years with my mom, Judith. We have had many journeys and adventures together, but this one doesn’t require any tickets, or...

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Why Social Singing?

Why Social Singing?

Why Social Singing? Research Update By Dr. Stuart MacDonald  |  Researcher  |  Voices in MotionSocial Singing Counters Stigma And Social Isolation: Stigma represents one of the biggest barriers to living with dignity following a dementia diagnosis. According to the...

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A Bright Spot During COVID

A Bright Spot During COVID

A Bright Spot During COVID By Margaret Gavin  |  Participant  |  Voices in MotionI have joined the Sing-along every week since it started. I never miss it because I love the selection of songs, Erica’s amazing voice & wonderful piano-playing and Rick’s harmonizing. It...

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ViM Goes International

ViM Goes International

ViM Goes International By By Stan and Susan Kriegel  |  Participants  |  Voices in MotionOur involvement with Voices in Motion is purely by chance. Deciding that remote learning might offer opportunities for singing, I googled choirs and discovered ViM. Researching...

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Cooking with the Choir Zooms into Life

Cooking with the Choir Zooms into Life

“Cooking with the Choir” Zooms into Life By Andrea Warner   |  Board Member  |  Voices in MotionOn March 21 of this year, we enjoyed getting to know more about four of the Cooking with the Choir recipes, and the people and stories behind them. Rick conducted spotlight...

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Honouring Our Caregivers

Honouring Our Caregivers

Honouring Our Caregivers By Rick Bergh   |  Executive Director  |  Voices in MotionCOVID has been particularly hard on caregivers. Restrictions have made it even more challenging. As I engage caregivers in our choir, I am deeply touched by their daily commitment to...

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Zooming Your Way to Excellence

Zooming Your Way to Excellence

Zooming Your Way to Excellence By Erica Phare-Bergh  |  Artistic Director  |  Voices in MotionWhile it’s true that COVID has been really tough on choirs, there are some advantages to online singing that we can’t always get during in-person rehearsals. Uniform vowels,...

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Cooking with the Choir

Cooking with the Choir

Cooking with the Choir Unforgettable Recipes All proceeds from the sale of Cooking with the Choir go towards the work of Voices in Motion. The cost of the book is $20 + $5 shipping. For bulk pricing over ten copies, please contact us.This cookbook is story driven. It...

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