Jeannie Hunter and the World Voices Choir

Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:42 pm

Quite by chance, my family and I learned about the CD release party for The World Voices Choir, an event that took place just over a month ago.  We made it a family event — that includes our two daughters ages five and seven.  It was an amazing and inspirational experience, and it raised money for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

  • Show ID and Intro
  • Interview with Choir Director, Jeannie Hunter
  • Song clips:
    • Our Voices
    • Dubula
    • Ipharadisi
    • Somagwaza
    • The Drinking Gourd
    • Freedom Is In Your Hand
    • Funga Alafia
    • We Shall Not Give Up The Fight

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Comment by derry

September 5, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

OMg ms. hunter!!!!!!! this is awsome im sooo excited to be in the choir this year!!!!!!!!!! i can’t we’re on google… this is carzy this pod cast is awsome!!!

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Comment by Lorraine Montgomery

February 9, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

I enjoyed this podcast as a follow-up to hearing the choir at our OCDSB Professional Development day at the Congress Center yesterday. This choir and its leader are amazing. What they are doing to bridge the cultural gap and to support children in 3rd world countries with the money they raise. I hope we can get them to come to our school to perform.

Comment by Mona Ghadban

January 16, 2009 @ 1:24 am

hi everyone, i was part of this recording….my fav one is working with Maria Hawkins where she coached me and i was one of the back up soloist…..
one of the best experience of my life…

forever the world voice choir

Comment by Beverley (Bourne) Bellina

May 3, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

This is a wonderful experience listening to this podcast. I was an original student at Brookfield the year after it opened. I was in the school band under the direction of Bernard Turcotte (my favourite teacher) and I was also in the choir. The music program has not only survived – it has evolved into something fantastic. This multi-cultural choir – taking on political issues through song – is unbelievable. World Voices Choir is totally amazing! I am now a School Trustee in School District 5 in British Columbia, and met a much younger teacher a few years ago who said he was from Ottawa. Me too! I went to Brookfield High School. Me too! A small world. His name is Steve Fairburn and I am Bev Bellina – previously Bev Bourne. Still very proud of Brookfleld High School.

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