Our History

It all started in 1989, when a group of friends ...


Village Voices was formed in 1989 in Unionville, to provide fellowship for its members, and sing all types of Choral Music. Our two major annual concerts during the past three years have included music from Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and traditional Canadian folk songs as well as works by contemporary composers. The choir continues to raise its artistic level through vocal workshops.

Joan Andrews was our director for 17 years


Joan is a retired Music teacher and a member and assistant director of the Amadeus Choir. Under Joan Andrews' direction (1999-2015), the choir expanded its repertory and celebrated its 20th and 25th Anniversary.  Village Voices received a certificate from the Mayor of Markham on the occasion of our 25th Anniversary.

A choir for the Markham-Stouffville community


Our goal and mandate, as a non-profit choir, is to serve the Markham-Stouffville community and perform at no charge for community associations and senior homes. We are financed by our members' fees and we welcome donations from individuals and businesses (charitable no: 89173886 RR0001).