Spectrum Voices: Kingston's open choir for everybody

Episode 68:
June is the start of Pride Season (https://www.canada.ca/en/women-gender-equality/pride-season.html) in Canada, and fittingly, this episode explores the vision—and visionaries—behind Kingston's non-auditioned, mixed-voice, 2SLGBTQ+ and allied choir, Spectrum Voices (https://kingstonlive.ca/spectrumvoices) . Hosts Johnny and Ange are joined by choir director Ren Challacombe, and Filipino-Canadian, multi-instrumental singer-songwrtier and choir member, Ari Bautista, who also writes, records and performs under the name ATIARI (https://kingstonlive.ca/artist/855650/view/) . Together, they tackle topics ranging from diversity and inclusivity to the accessibility of Kingston's live music venues.

Episode sponsors:
Grand OnStage https://kingstonlive.ca/show/708609/view

Hosts:
Johnny San [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
Angela Stever [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])

Music in this episode:
A Garden for Eden by ATIARI

Chapters:
00:00:25 Episode overview
00:06:12 A mixed-voice, non-auditioned choir
00:08:52 Building a community of compassion
00:10:42 A spiritual experience
00:14:06 The full spectrum of emotions
00:15:15 How to be a 2SLGBTQ+ ally
00:17:51 Ari's story
00:21:18 Song: A Garden for Eden by ATIARI
00:31:20 Accessibility challenges of Kingston music venues
00:37:54 Alcohol and live music venues
00:42:25 Episode credits

Links:
Spectrum Voices https://kingstonlive.ca/spectrumvoices
ATIARI https://kingstonlive.ca/artist/855650/view/
Pride Season https://www.canada.ca/en/women-gender-equality/pride-season.html
Kingston concerts and music festivals https://kingstonlive.ca/
Audio production by Soundwise https://kingstonlive.ca/resource/1191590/view

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Posted: Jun. 1, 2024

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