Voices Rock Canada™ is an opportunity for young people to discover, explore, and express their inner rock star through contemporary music. Our goal is to foster a community environment that prioritizes teamwork, expression, and excitement while singing together.
Through our program’s musical education, kids learn to balance individuality and collaboration, personal creativity and group dynamics, high energy and discipline, letting loose and proper techniques, plus so much more!
Our unique musical program welcomes children, grades 3-12; at this stage in development, we believe that learning to communicate through the universal language of music can be extremely beneficial in facilitating a child’s growth.
We look forward to growing and welcoming new members, “groupies”, volunteers, and artistic staff to our family at VRC—through this group dynamic of support and enthusiasm, we will continue to rock and roll!
Voices Rock Canada and its subsidiaries, celebrate diversity and promotes inclusion on the basis of age, race, disability, ethnicity and gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
“The Diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony as it is in music, where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord.” Abdu’l Baha
September 9/19-January 20/20
February 3/20-June 1/20
LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH
822 Millwood Road
September 11/19-January 22/20
February 5/20-June 3/20
APPLEWOOD UNITED CHURCH
2067 Stanfield Road
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1R4
September 10/19-January 21/20
February 4/20-June 2/20
ROSEDALE UNITED CHURCH
159 Roxborough Drive
September 12/19-January 23/20
February 6/20-June 4/20
Islington United Church
25 Burnhamthorpe Road
Etobicoke, ON M9A 1G9
CONCERT DATE: Sunday June 9, 2019 at the Fabulous Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto.
Children (Grades 3-12)
Cheryl is the fiercely passionate creator of Voices Rock Canada and VRC Ensemble. Her drive, energy and positive attitude have made VRC a success from the initial pilot project in April, 2016.
Cheryl is a life-long musical enthusiast and has done extensive charitable fundraising in service to children, which include The Hospital for Sick Children, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Toronto Children’s Breakfast Programs.
She has taken part in numerous stage and music projects over the past 35 years, including appearing on stage as a soloist at Koerner Hall (Toronto) and Carnegie Hall (New York, New York).
Cheryl has a keen understanding of the benefits of music in people’s lives. She strongly believes in the power of music and the building of communities. Her motto for Voices Rock Canada is “Creating musical communities, one note, one song and one person at a time.”
Driven by musical excellence and endless energy, Anthony leads the young people of Voices Rock Canada and VRC Ensemble to new heights in music performance. His work as a music director, conductor, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher and producer has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years. His versatility has brought him opportunities to work with pop singers such as Chantal Kreviazuk, Dan Hill, and Josh Groban; music theatre icons such as Andrea Martin and Michael Burgess; and countless superb local and international musicians.
An award-winning musician and composer, Anthony has been the musical director of over 150 theatre productions and has composed music in all genres. With a Masters Degree in Education, he keeps close ties to working with young people whenever possible through his work as founder of Theatre Atoms and as a faculty member at Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program.
Anthony encourages creativity, inspires excellence, and motivates the VRC members to find enjoyment and passion for music.
Sherry Jacoby began singing, songwriting and playing guitar at an early age.
She has a passion for telling personal stories through her songs, using imagery and metaphors to capture human emotions. Her songs paint a vivid picture of wide emotional landscapes.
As the choir coordinator and assistant to Director, Anthony Bastianon, Sherry brings her gentle, kind and caring manner, while sharing her love of music with Voices Rock Canada’s young singers. She is committed to helping them fulfill their potential.