by Frank Lee, Carson Graham Secondary choir director
Carson Graham Secondary's Equal Voice choir showcases the voices of an auditioned group of students from grades 9 to
The greatest joy of this class is communicating a message or story through
I came across this piece of music, "What Happens When a Woman," from a group called Artemisia out of Chicago – and
we found the lyrics, melody and body percussion culminated in something that was
a lot of fun to learn.
We decided to take another step and discuss women in our
world who are making a difference and helping students feel
We were also fortunate to have a Canadian gem, Dawn Pemberton, add
her beautiful voice as a soloist.
had a few people involved putting this project together. Will Clements, a
student from Capilano University, gathered all of the audio from the singers
and put the piece together.
Equal Voice singers give a virtual performance of "What Happens When a Woman."
Carson Graham alumnus Khim Hipol put the video together
with some help from Stephen Plitt to finish combining everything.
has been a wonderful opportunity to celebrate some special people in our lives who make a profound impact globally.
Although these virtual choir projects are
not the same as live performances, it has given a platform for our youth to
have a voice.