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101-75 Gorge Rd. West, Victoria, B.C., Canada, V9A 7A9

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GHC Related Items

Date
Posted
Link & Submitter 
(from editor if not otherwise specified)
Type of
Content
20140401 Getting There: As we near the tipping point…it’s time to start singing. by Gen Miller
      (Submitted by: Bill Hanson, GHC Bass etc.)
Article
20111009 Riff Buddy
   (Created by: Dale Shpak, GHC Monday Tenor)
A free audio file player with continuous looping capability. A great tool for practicing parts!
Computer Program
20110629 Anyone Can Sing
   (Written by: Jerry Hayes, GHC Tuesday Bass)
Article in the James Bay Beacon
20110612 The Gettin' Higher Choir: Singing to help the world  
    (Written by Tomas Jackson, GHC Monday Tenor)
Article in the Seaside Times
2008 05 13 The Hearts Of Africa by Sarah Petrescu Mar. 16/08
      (Submitted by: Shivon Robinsong)

Article in the Times Colonist

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Our CCLT/Ubuntu Choirs & Leaders

Date
Posted
Link & Submitter 
(from editor if not otherwise specified)
Type of
Content
2015 03 01 Ecoes of Peace
      (from a Facebook post by: Sara Thomsen CCLT2 - 2005/06)
Poem
2015 02 16
Interview on CBC's North by Northwest Feb. 15/15
      (from a Facebook post by: Vanessa Richards CCLT6 - 2009/10)
Podcast
(starts 9 min. 30 sec in)
2013 11 08
Ubuntu + Tom Tyre    
     (Submitted by: Cheryl Teh CCLT7 - 2010)
Article
2012 07 15
The Ubuntu Choir    
     (Director: Elizabeth Melvin CCLT7 - 2010)
Video
2012 07 05
You Gotta Sing! Chorus      
     (Concert Video - Vanessa Lindsay-Botten CCLT8-2011)
Filmed at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 22, 2012.
Video
2012005 08
The Gift Of Song Is In All Of Us      
     (Halifax Herald - Vanessa Lindsay-Botten CCLT8-2011)
Article
2012 02 01
Music That Makes A Difference      
     (Halifax Herald - Vanessa Lindsay-Botten CCLT8-2011)
Article
2008 09 28
Sing For The Joy Of It 
     (Submitted by: Sylvia Wende CCLT 2 - 2005/6)
Article
2008 05 01

In The Key Of Everyone 
     (from: CCLT listserve)
Article

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Voice Training & Care

Date
Posted
Link & Submitter 
(from editor if not otherwise specified)
Type of
Content
2015 02 02 Voice FAQs by "National Center for Voice & Speach" (U.S.)
     (Submitted by Jackie MacDonald GHC Monday Soprano)
Frequently Asked Question & Answer List
2013 02 14 How to sing in 10 easy steps by Kurt Knecht
     (Submitted by Elizabeth Melvin CCLT7 - 2010)
Article (humor)
2012 05 26

DEBORAH MILLAR:  (1957 to 2012)
Finding her authentic voice, speaking her truth

     (Submitted by Shivon Robinsong, GHC & HNC Director)
Artticle & Audio Interview

2012 02 21

How to sing ~ Bob Chilcott
     (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
YouTube Video

2012 02 10 7 Ways to be a better singer ~ Chris Rowbury
     (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
FaceBook Post
2008 05 01
Article

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Singing, Health & Community

Date
Posted
Link & Submitter 
(from editor if not otherwise specified)
Type of
Content
20160425 Brian Eno - Singing:Key to a long life
        (A Facebook post by Jennifer Noxon CCLT12 - 2015)
Web Article
20151120 Feeling Isolated? Try Choral Singing
        (A Facebook post by Julia Adams CCLT9 - 2012)
Web Article
20151120 Humans’ Love For Music Explained
        (A Facebook post by Craig Green CCLT3 - 2006/7, GHC Site Visitor)
Web Article
20151113 Choir Singing improves health, happiness - and is the perfect ice-breaker
       (A Facebook post by Julia Adams CCLT9 - 2012)
Web Article
20150630 Smoking Effects: Singing A Different Tune
        (suggested by Sharon Campbell, GHC Site Visitor)
Web Article
20150213 Health Benefits of Singing
        (from a post shared on Soundings FaceBook page)
InfoGraphic
2014 0316 Why I Joined A Choir (and why it's the best)
        (Submitted by Kitty Lloyd GHC Monday Alto)
Article
201308 18 Singing Changes Your Brain
        (Submitted by Denis Donnelly GHC & Soundings Director)
Article
2013 07 09 Singers' Hearts Beat As One
        (Submitted by Myrna Fisher GHC Tuesday Alto)
Article
2013 04 25 Singing and psychological well-being
        (Submitted by Anu Patel GHC & Soundings Alto)
Article
2011 11 16 Singing in a choir 'brings both health and happiness'
        (Submitted by Anu Patel GHC & Soundings Alto)
Video
2010 10 01 'Oxytocin and singing':
When we sing together, our bodies release oxytocin, the hormone that creates bonding, trust and love. There's lots on the internet about it.  The link above takes you to a Google search results page on it.
        (Shivon Robinsong, GHC & HNC Founding Director
        From her Oct 1/10 newsletter Admin Notes)
Suggestion
2010 08 11 Music benefits the brain, research reveals
        (Submitted by Matti Anttila GHC Bass)
Article
2010 07 08 Damaged Brains Re-Wired By Singing
        (Submitted by Matti Anttila GHC Bass)
Article
2010 04 30 The Benefits Of Singing
        (Submitted by Anu Patel GHC & Soundings Alto)
Article
2010 02 12 A Tip from the Happiness Project
        (Submitted by Vanessa Richards CCLT 6 - 2009/10)
Article
2009 11 20 Sing Two Songs And Call Me In The Morning
        (Submitted by Susan Lea GHC Tuesday Alto)
Article
2009 08 28

What Do Singing, Throats And The Vagus Nerve Have To Do With Orgasm?
        (Submitted anonymously by a bashful Bass)

Article
2009 06 19 Belting Out Home On The Range
        (Submitted by Gertie Jocksch, GHC Monday Soprano)
Article
2008 10 22 The Amazing Power Of Music 
      (Submitted by Matti Anttila, former GHC Bass)
Web Page
2008 08 26 Keeping body and soul in tune  
      (submitted by: Denis Donnelly)
Article
2008 05 01
Article
2008 05 01
Article
2008 05 01
How Singing Unlocks The Brain Article
2008 05 01
The Singing-Health Connection Article
2008 05 01 Make A Joyful Noise Article
2008 05 01 The Music Species Article

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General Sources

Date
Posted
Link & Submitter 
(from editor if not otherwise specified)
Type of
Content
20151106 Score Big With Singing Resources
     (Submitted by Lindsay Harmon, a visitor to this page)
Web links page
20150717 Singing Ourselves Home by Sophia Efthimiou
     (From a FaceBook post by Marion Van Namen CCLT9 2012)
TEDx Video
20150407 The Importance Of Choir by "John Rutter"
     (Submitted independently by: Tom Ovanin HNC Bass & Mary Lynch HNC, and former GHC, Soprano)
YouTube Video
20150227 Tunes that we carry by "Rebel with a label maker" blogger
     (Linked from a FaceBook post by Kathy Green CCLT11 2014)
Blog post
20150204 Recording during singing workshops and choir rehearsals - why, what and when?
     (Submitted by Cari Burdett CCLT3 - 2006/7)
Web Page
20141013 CBC's DNTO - Why Singing Is Powerful
     (Submitted by Don Elliott GHC Monday Bass)
Radio Podcast
20140930 Use what talents you possess....
     (From sharings on FaceBook)
Image
20140820 The Benefits Of Singing
     (From the Daily Om web site sent in by Lynn Goodacre a friend of a choir member)
Article
2014 0502 One Anthem One Country
     (From FaceBook post by Marion Van Namen CCLT9 2012)
Artticle & Video
2014 0502 7 Life Lessons I've Learned From Singing With Others
     (From FaceBook post by Marion Van Namen CCLT9 2012)
Article
2013 12 17 A Capella Music & Theatre
     (with thanks to Zoe of for the link)
Web Page
2013 06 07 'Imperfect Harmony':
How Singing With Others Changes Your Life

     (Submittee by Denis Donnelly GHC & Soundings Director and Arranger
NPR Radio interview
2013 01 30 Testimonial for musicians ~ Liz Young (Davis, CA)
     (Submittee by Laura Sandage CCLT8 2011
Article
2012 04 06 What do we mean by "community choir?" ~ Chris Rowbury
     (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
Blog Article
2012 03 22 There are plenty of good reasons to sing
~ Chris Rowbury
     (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
Blog Article
2012 02 10 From the front of the choir ~ Chris Rowbury
Thoughts from a freelance community choir leader in the UK
     (Submitted by Bill Hanson)
Blog Articles List
2011 09 11 Boston Conservatory Welcoming Address
      (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
Article
2011 05 17 Does Singing Make You Happy?
      (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
Article
2011 02 02 Your brain on improv
      (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
Video
2011 01 21 Why we love music
      (Submitted by Anu Patel, Soundings & GHC Alto/Tenor)
Article
2010 12 10 Harmonizing with the Universe
      (Submitted by Robin June Hood, GHC Soprano)
Article
2010 01 08 Why We Sing by Derrick Ashong
      (Submitted by Anu Patel, GHC & Soundings Alto)
Article
2009 03 04 World Harmony Folk
      (added as a link exchange)
Web Site
2008 09 19 Freestyling by: Brian Eno    
      (submitted by: Craig Green, CCLT 3 - 2006/7)
PDF
2008 05 13
A - Z of Singing Articles Web Site
2008 05 13
Explore Your Voice
Web Site
2008 05 13
Voice Studio Web Site
2008 05 13 Amazing videos of vocal chords in action Video Clips
2008 05 13 Love To Sing ~ Singing thoughts & tips Web Site

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