ART IS WELLNESS MUSIC IS LIFE
The Highs & Lows Choir is a peer-managed four part choral group that has been around since the mid-'90s. We seek to promote mental health and wellness by providing folks with lived experiences of mental illness with access to choral singing, musical activities and instruction.
We meet weekly (except for the month of August) from noon to 1:45 pm at the Unitarian Church at West 49th Avenue and Oak Street in Vancouver.
We don't charge for membership or music, do not have a choir uniform and we don't hold auditions. We try to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all of our members.
Come and join anytime - our singers are both people with mental illness and friends and allies.
NOTE: If you would prefer to send a cheque directly to the choir, contact us for details at email@example.com
What People Are Saying
"I've been in the choir for three years. We all feel good about ourselves, which is an important first step towards reducing stigma. "
— Heather, choir member, Read More
"I feel really happy singing in this choir. I sing so much better because I am relaxed and laughing a lot. I have lost my shyness of singing out."
— Catherine, choir member, Read More
"Before when I wasn't feeling well I would just stay home. The choir gets me out of the house and connected with people. I know even if I'm having a hard time with my bipolar people won't give me a hard time or throw me out."
— A choir member, Read More
"There’s more of an effect the more people you sing with. You’re a community with a common purpose."
— Alaric Posey, assistant conductor and choir co-administrator, Read More