Join this fabulous inclusive community of young adults as they share their music and celebrate new and old friendships.
Our concerts feature an eclectic mix of choral presentations. Beautiful & Beyond v2.0 continues to explore all aspects of beauty - of ourselves and the world around us, the physical, the mental, the emotional, from the mundane to the world-changing and beyond. We welcome Neko Smart, Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate, as our guest artist.
Neko Smart, Victoria's eighth Youth Poet Laureate, is a graduate of Victoria High School, and the founder and former captain turned coach of the Vic High Slam Poetry Team. Neko’s passion for performance was developed through her local theatre community. She realized the importance of self expression through the arts and the significance of embracing her quirky, if not neurotic and intense, character. She encourages vulnerability in writing as a way of healing through written word.
“Poetry is a means of creative expression that enables me to process the world through the lens of my anxiety disorder,” said Neko Smart, “As Youth Poet Laureate, my goal is to emphasize the importance of cultivating open dialogues about mental health in order to reduce stigma and increase safety, particularly in youth.”
SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus under the direction of Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller, is joined by musicians Kelby MacNayr and Joey Smith.