Voices of Nature Day Edmonton 2012Voices of Nature Day is a new concert model we’ve adopted and the pilot concert was in the great city of Edmonton, Alberta! Since 2008, ART has been producing a Voices of Nature concert at the Myer Horowitz Theatre on the University of Alberta campus, as part of their Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW). It has been an ongoing partnership with the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC), The University of Alberta, The City of Edmonton and many other corporate sponsors.

The concerts have traditionally been held in the evening, with 3oo-singer feature choirs on stage from numerous schools throughout the city, playing to an audience of unsuspecting adults. This time… we put the invitation out to the entire Catholic and Public school systems to sign their students up for the Field Trip of the Year! The entire audience was made up of students who learned a handful of songs in preparation to perform as one big singing audience… combined with our feature choirs on stage… a total of 850 singers.

This concert included a 5 camera video shoot and the footage from the song Landfill Blues is now featured in our Landfill Blues online handbook and music video, BC Edition, giving teachers yet another unique tool to help them educate about sustainability and recycling in the classroom using music. Alberta edition coming soon!!!

Also FREE for ALBERTA TEACHERS: I Am the Future Song and Handbook
Curriculum for grades 4-6 on Biodiversity of Urban Forests and Wetlands






Oct. 30, 2012

With The Wilds

Holly Arntzen – vocals, dulcimer, keyboards
Kevin Wright – vocals, cajon, congas
David Sinclair – guitar, vocals
Brian Newcombe – bass

Feature Choirs
Holy Cross Catholic School
Victoria School of the Arts

Performing audience choirs from the following elementary schools:
Callingwood – Monsignor William Irwin
Mount Royal – Queen Alexandra
Rutherford – St. Maria Goretti

Audio technician – Greg Wright
Audio recordist – Quinn Cyrankiewicz
Cameras – Epic Photography
Stage backdrop artwork
Carl Chaplin / Donald Gunn
Video editing/mixing – Kevin Wright 

VON Day Edmonton
was a huge success
and a blast!

Thank you to all the participating
students and teachers.