Singing for the Joy of Vox


It’s been awhile… Longer than that… It’s been four years since I’ve had the chance to breath deep and belt out a note in harmony with others.

A global pandemic, juggling two kids, each with busy extracurricular schedules, my work as a publicist for other arts groups; there always seemed to be some reason why I couldn’t commit.

This year, I decided to take back a little something for me and returned to Joy of Vox. Actually, the final push came from my daughter, a singer herself, who casually asked me, “Mom why don’t you sing in your choir anymore?” I honestly didn’t have an answer for her so I mustered up my courage and went back.

Headed up by former Streetnix member turned teacher, singer, and composer, BJ Harris, the choir is now up to 200 members. We sing everything from gospel to doo-wop, pop tunes to country classics. The members come from all walks of life, retirees, young professionals, empty nesters and new parents. We range in ability. Some members have studied music and perform with many groups, others simply sing at home or in the car.

That first rehearsal, it felt like returning home. I was greeted with smiles and hugs and “Where the heck were you? We missed you!” The group got straight to work on music for the spring term. These arrangements, many of them done by Harris, are no joke in six-part harmony. Week by week the melodies got tighter. I’m completely biased but the choir sounds great and we can’t wait to get in front of an audience in Celebration, Joy of Vox’s spring concert.

As exciting as our upcoming shows are, for me, this is about more than a chance to get back on stage. This choir has brought a sparkle back in to my life. I can walk in having the worst day and walk out after our rehearsal feeling relaxed and ready for what life has in store. That’s the power of music. It brings people together, it reverberates through you until everything is in tune.

I invite you to join us at the spring concert and sing along, from California Dreamin’ to The Last Saskatchewan Pirate, I know you’ll know the words!



Joy of Vox

May 16th & 17th, 2024

Lakeview Church

Tickets $28

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