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Date(s) - 10 Mar 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Grace Lutheran Church


Viva Youth Voices Vivacity Workshop Victoria

A Day of Musical Fun with Singer/Songwriter Valdy

WHAT:  Sharing a day in Music, with Canada’s own, Valdy

WHO:  Viva Youth Choirs Society of Victoria invites youth aged 7 – 15

WHEN:  Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 9:30am – 4:00pm (registration at 9:00am)

WHERE:  Grace Lutheran Church 1273 Fort St. Victoria BC (across from Central Middle School)

Registration Fee: Early Bird (by March 1) $35.00 Regular $40.00 (Bursaries available)

DETAILS: Viva Youth Voices is celebrating 30 years of making music. To applaud this achievement, Valdy is excited to share his vast experience with the kids of Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Don’t miss this Viva’s Vivacity Workshop with facilitator’s Valdy and Yuliya Myers of Viva Youth Voices.

Along with Valdy and Viva’s music director, Yuliya Myers, Viva Youth Voices invites youth to explore the world of music through percussion, movement, singing, games and song writing for a full day of musical fun.


Valdy (Paul Valdemar Horsdal) is a touring entertainer/singer/songwriter/folksinger/guitarist/

bassist/arranger.  Valdy has 16 albums, 22 singles, 4 Gold records, has earned 2 Juno awards, 7 Juno nominations, Songwriter of the Year and CARAS awards in Folk/Bluegrass categories. Valdy was invested as a member of the Order of Canada in July 2012. “As a folksinger, I have access to all styles and genres of music and song.” “Growth of knowledge, and learning a means of applying that knowledge” is what keeps Valdy going.  In July of 2017, Valdy composed a song for the kids called The Future. He organized youth from the Greater Victoria Area, including Viva singers, rehearsed and performed with the youth at the Victoria Canada Day event on July 1st at the BC Legislature.

Yuliya Myers Yuliya Myers completed her Bachelor of Music (Academic Choir Conducting) and additionally completed specialized course work such as vocal teaching, methods working with children and piano pedagogy at the University of Culture and Arts in Kiev, Ukraine. Yuliya began teaching in Edmonton, Alberta in 2000 and has worked with many choirs, ensembles and associations in the greater Edmonton area. Yuliya is an enthusiastic and dedicated educator continually pursuing excellence for her students, ensembles and choirs. She owned and managed her private music studio for nine years where she was a teacher of piano, voice and music theory and conducting. Her children’s choirs have consistently won awards at music festivals winning best overall choir category for two years. Yuliya is very passionate watching children grow in poise, confidence and musicianship through singing. She is a great believer in excellent musical training and discipline that choral singing brings to children.  Yuliya moved from Edmonton to Victoria in 2016 and is excited and honoured to conduct for Viva Youth Voices.

For further details and registration: http://vivavoices.ca

CONTACT: Diane McWilliams, gm@vivavoices.ca or 250.652.6742

REGISTRATION:  Click on registration to register early!!