Sing for Life runs community outreach programs designed to allow adults with limited means and access to participate in group music-making experiences. The longest running program is the Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir. Prior to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we also offered weekly sing-along sessions and jam sessions for clients of the Bissell Centre, a drop-in support facility for inner-city residents in downtown Edmonton.
Sing for Life is in the process of developing expanded community outreach programming. More information about this expansion will be added here as the new activities begin.
Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir
The Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir is a program that offers the opportunity to sing to men in the downtown area. While the program is specifically designed to reach out to men dealing with social and economic challenges, it welcomes all men. The performing arm of the program is a core group of singers who commit to participating in all activities and rehearsals, and provide support to transient members and guests. Some members of the core group are drawn from the target population the choir is designed to serve, and others are there to support its purpose. The core group rehearses weekly and performs regularly at locations and events such as community dinners and warming centers where they can connect with other downtown men.