Gettin' Higher Choir

The Gettin' Higher Choir sings out the simple philosophy that singing is our birthright; an essential activity for personal and community health and vitality. This "come as you are" choir brings together a diverse group of over three hundred singers, who are re-discovering the joy of singing.


Established by Shivon Robinsong in Victoria in 1996, the choir now has over 300 members who come one or more of three evenings each week. We welcome new members during a two-week introductory period at the beginning of each 18-week session. There is no audition, and no singing experience is required – just a desire to sing in harmony with others.

I joined the choir first as a singer and later became co-director with Shivon. I now do much of the music arranging for the choir.

The choir is not associated with any religion or spiritual path, but seeks to embrace and celebrate humanity's highest aspirations through music, welcoming people of all ages and cultures.

The Gettin' Higher Choir seeks to re-integrate singing into the daily routines of life. We sing for the pure joy and pleasure it gives us, in an atmosphere that is fun, relaxed, and accepting. Our repertoire consists of songs from many cultures, traditional and new, with meaningful and relevant content, mainly a cappella (unaccompanied) in 4-part harmony.

For more information about the Gettin’ Higher Choir, please visit www.gettinhigherchoir.ca