The Wolseley Vocal Arts Project is an exciting new initiative between St. Margaret’s Anglican Church and professional Musician and Educator Laurelle Froese.
This project is a sort of ‘spin-off’ from the work of the internationally renowned Sistema programs that have sought to inspire and transform communities through the pursuit of excellence in music making. The Sistema model is one of inclusiveness; giving children and youth the opportunity for high quality instruction regardless of one’s socioeconomic situation. We are passionate about giving children in the West Broadway and Wolseley area a safe place where children and youth can create beauty together and where one’s talents can be fostered and grown. It is to this end that the Wolseley Vocal Arts Project was born.
Founder Laurelle Froese was the choral director of Sistema Toronto in its inaugural year and helped develop a thriving music program for inner-city children through her passion of music and singing. She received a Masters of Music (Performance) from the University of Toronto prior to working professionally for a full year with Vancouver Opera. She currently holds a full vocal studio in Winnipeg, is a voice teacher at Providence University College and performs with opera companies throughout Western Canada. She carries with her a passion for both choral singing (which was her introduction to the transformative power of classical music), alongside a love for solo performance and instilling tools for singers to excel as both solo and choral artists.
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church has a strong history of fine music making. Their love for the Wolseley Community and dedication to children and youth make this parish an excellent place for the Wolseley Vocal Arts Project to be. Our hope is to instill a love for music making in our youth and a place where they can come and use their voices to create something beautiful.
We hope you will join us on this journey…