TCU Place Champions
Saskatoon, SK – April 16, 2021 (Revised July 28, 2021 – It Takes A Community To Nurture Tomorrow’s Voices.
TCU Place will be the new home of Tomorrow’s Voices, a barrier-free, audition-free, non-profit choir for children who love to sing for the sheer joy of it. Beginning September 21, 2021, children ages 7 – 18 from under-served communities will have the opportunity to expand their musical knowledge, sing their hearts out and perform on one of the most revered stages in Saskatoon – the Sid Buckwold Theatre at TCU Place. There is no cost, no previous singing experience required, and no audition required. We will also provide healthy snacks during rehearsals. The choir will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at TCU Place to rehearse.
Working in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatoon, we will be looking for 15-30 kids to get started. This will be the 4th location of Tomorrow’s Voices and the first expansion outside of Ontario, with other locations currently operating in Hamilton, Niagara, and Toronto, ON.
Tammy Sweeney, CEO of TCU Place is spearheading the expansion, with TCU Place being the primary sponsor of Tomorrow’s Voices Saskatoon. “Making a positive impact in our community is at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about bringing the community together. This allows us to share our stage to help children share their voices, build confidence and develop camaraderie with choir mates,” says Sweeney. “In the ON locations, the children have performed for over 35,000 audience members, with artists such as Serena Ryder, Royal Wood, Neko Case and Dan Mangan. We hope to do the same at TCU Place.”
Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Voices, Todd Green, started Tomorrow’s Voices so that kids could be heard. The children not only embrace music and the arts, but learn respect, compassion, teamwork, and responsibility while building relationships that last a lifetime. “The expansion to Saskatoon, and the ability to work with TCU Place, allows us to give more children a voice, and exposes them to the joys and challenges that come with making music together,” says Green. “We believe all kids should have a voice and should be heard, and we cannot wait to join the community in Saskatoon.”
We have two local music directors – Nicole Wilton and Brette Kristoff from Wilton Academy of Music. We will be working with Big Brothers Big Sisters to get the word out to potential choir members for a planned September 21st live start. Kathy Hauser, Director of Service Delivery for Big Brothers Big Sisters is excited to have this offering for their clients. “Giving them a safe place to connect with others and grow their confidence is key,” says Hauser. Together, they will also welcome other sponsors who wish to
get involved to help enhance the experience for the children involved. This is a strong local collaboration.