WE WANT TO HELP, LISTEN AND CONTRIBUTE.
The Choirs YYJ acknowledges the atrocities of the residential school system.
We honour and remember the children who never came home, as well as survivors, their families and communities. We are committed to reconciliation through meaningful engagement with local Indigenous communities.
Our rehearsals and performances take place on the traditional and ancestral territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen), SENĆOŦEN (Saanich) peoples, known today as Esquimalt, Songhees and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.
The Choirs YYJ actively supports locally-based organizations doing good work to help people.
We cultivate relationships with, and donate all ticket sales from our concerts to, groups such as: The Victoria Native Friendship Centre, The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Together Against Poverty Society, Our Place Society, and more.
Through these relationships we help nurture vital connections within our communities.
The Choirs YYJ is dedicated to providing safe and welcoming environments for our singers and audiences.
Our choirs are non-audition and welcome singers of all experience and abilities. At rehearsals, we proudly wear our name tags with our gender pronouns visible. We do our best to accommodate folks with accessibility and other requirements.
Above all, we do our utmost to provide an experience where singing and sharing in our music is open to everyone.