Healing Voices

Chor Leoni undertook the Healing Voices project at the request of music therapist Valerie Weeks, as a service to music therapists and others who work in the patient and people care field. Valerie and others have remarked on the special effect which male choral singing has for patients and clients. She and other music therapists and caregivers have used Chor Leoni recordings in their work in areas such as hospices and palliative care. Healing Voices is a compilation of previously released tracks, live performances, and new recordings selected by Valerie and our artistic director, Diane Loomer. This project received the 2008 Outstanding Sponsorship Award from the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors.

Chor Leoni has made the decision to release this CD as a non-profit enterprise and for this reason it will not be available via the e-commerce section of the choir’s web site. Everyone involved with the project, including conductor, producer, instrumentalists, singers, composers, arrangers, photographers, proof readers, graphic artists, CD manufacturer, choir volunteers, distributors, and therapists (to name most, but not all) have donated their time, expertise, and devotion to allow us to sell it at cost.

Organizations and individuals working in the patient and people care field (music therapists, hospices, long-term and palliative care societies, and the like) may obtain copies of the CD at cost (plus shipping charges) directly from Chor Leoni.

Contact us at

Chor Leoni
949 W 49th Ave
Vancouver BC V5Z 2T1
604.263.7061
Email: HealingVoices [at] chorleoni.org

 All others may obtain the CD by sending $20 BY CHEQUE ONLY (please put “Healing Voices” on memo line), payable to “Callanish Society,” together with name, full postal address and e-mail address to:

The Callanish Society
2277 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6K 2J1
 

The choir is very pleased that the Callanish Society has agreed to be a partner in the Healing Voices project. Part of the $20.00 charge for each CD will be retained by the Society to help sustain its operations, part will be forwarded to Chor Leoni to cover the cost of CD + shipping charges. Chor Leoni has chosen Callanish as a partner, because we believe that the Society and its good work exemplify the spirit in which this project was launched. For more information on the Callanish Society, please visit their website.

 Note: This is a double CD.

Track List

  1. Bright Morning Star Appalachian traditional, arr. Fred Squatrito
  2. Rise Again Leon Dubinsky, arr. Stephen Smith
  3. Suo Gân Welsh lullaby, arr. Lawrence Wilford
  4. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes English traditional
  5. Die Nacht, D983 Franz Schubert
  6. Goin' Home Antonín Dvořák
  7. How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps Michael Head, arr. Stephen Smith
  8. Wood River Connie Kaldor, arr. Willi Zwozdesky
  9. Away From the Roll of the Sea Allister MacGillivray, arr. Diane Loomer
  10. Loch Lomond Scottish traditional, arr. Jonathan Quick
  11. Te Quiero Alberto Favero, arr. Robert Sund and Ken Cormier
  12. Shenandoah American traditional, arr. James Erb
  13. The Water is Wide Somerset folk song, arr. Miles Ramsay
  14. Song For the Mira Allister MacGillivray, arr. Stuart Calvert
  15. Precious Lord Thomas A. Dorsey, arr. Diane Loomer
  16. O Vos Omnes Pablo Casals, arr. Diane Loomer
  17. We Shall Walk Through the Valley American spiritual, arr. William Appling
  18. Beata Viscera Perotin
  19. Ave Maris Stella Gregorian chant, arr. Diane Loomer
  20. Letabundus Sarum chant
  21. Abide With Me William Henry Monk
  22. Magnificat Healey Willan
  23. Lux Aeterna Gregorian chant
  24. Over Yonder American spiritual, arr. Diane Loomer
  25. Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré
  26. Veni Redemptor Gencium Sarum chant
  27. Dostoyno Yest Nikolai Golovanov
  28. Svete Tihiy Aleksandr Nikolsky, arr. Pavel Chesnokov
  29. Alma Redemptoris Mater Gregorian chant
  30. Amazing Grace Traditional, arr. Robert Sund

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  1. Hello, I have/was involved with hospice Palliative Care as a nurse for 15 years, and (worked with) addicted babies. In retirement, volunteering with dementia, and Alzheimer folk.
    Follower of Chor Leoni since the beginning.
    This CD is played in my home at least once a week, also recommended to many Caregivers. Beautiful, Soothing, gives me calm, and great comfort. everyone should have a copy.
    Thank You, June

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  2. We have shared our Healing Voices with friends and relatives and now want to give them as gifts to those in need of comfort and healing. My husband and I listen to the CD’s almost every day during our quiet time while reading or just relaxing, also take them with us in our vehicle while travelling? They are the best and Thank you for sharing this wonderful music, what a great way to use your God given talent of voices!! Lill

    —Lillian and Bill Fisher |
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