Who we are
Growing the Voices: Festival 500 is dedicated to growing singing in every possible direction from right here in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. We believe that communities are stronger, people are healthier and ultimately, the world is a better place when people have the opportunity to sing and to sing together. We are committed to making that happen.
Growing the Voices: Festival 500 will work locally and globally to create singing opportunities for everyone who wants to sing, in any and every way, from recreational and community singing to performance ensembles. Rooted in the evidence-based principles that human are designed to sing, we know that singing is a developmental capacity. We are dedicated to dispelling the myth that people are either born with the ability to sing, or not. Through our programs and events, we intend to offer singing for all ages and at every stage of singing development. Our mission is to be a leading source of information, inspiration, and innovation enabling people everywhere to experience the joy and value of singing.