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musical instruments for Mozambique’s AIDS orphans

choir: Letz Sing
choir location: various islands, BC, Canada

At the end of each choir season, Tina Filippino brings her three choirs together for a Big Sing. These are wonderful events where singers from the neighboring communities of Quadra Island, Black Creek and Comox come together to sing their common repertoire, building community through song. (more…)

Cape Town’s Kidzpositive

choir: Heartsong Women’s Choir
choir location: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada

The Heartsong Women’s Choir performs a yearly benefit concert for Kidzpositive, based in Grootschur Hospital Cape Town. For more information, see

Power of Hope

choir: Gettin’ Higher Choir
choir location: Victoria, BC, Canada

What began in the summer of 1996 as an innovative idea — to build a creative, heart-centered community with teens and adults who care about the future — has grown into a multi-faceted program with organizations in both Canada and the U.S. (more…)

primary education in Kenya

choir: Roberts Creek Community Choir
choir location: Roberts Creek, BC, Canada

All our present donations and Song Circle fees go to our chosen cause; the sponsorship of the Isecheno Primary School  in western Kenya.  I learned of Isecheno Village, situated adjacent to the Kakamega Rainforest, while touring that forest in 2007.  The naturalist who guided us then was born and has lived all his life in Isecheno. (more…)

helping refugees, HIV awareness, and empowering women victims of violence

choir: Spirit’s Call Choir
choir location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Since 2002, the choir has held an annual benefit concert for the North End Sponsorship Team (NEST) to support refugees settling in Winnipeg. We have contributed to Simunye, an organization supporting those in South Africa affected by HIV. The choir has sung for Sisters in Spirit to help raise awareness about missing or murdered Aboriginal women, and for the cleaning and greening of North Point Douglas. (more…)

the Kapasseni Project

choir: Gettin’ Higher Choir
choir location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Since its inception, the Kapasseni Project has been led by Mozambican refugees Joseph and Perpetua Alfazema who, after twenty years of living in Canada, have recently moved back to Mozambique with their children, and will continue to provide much of the initiative and management required to continue the restoration and growth of their village. (more…)