Cafe des Voix Winnipeg

Cafe des Voix is a performance workshop series with a goal of providing singers the opportunity to learn new songs, work with a professional accompanist and receive coaching on style, performance and delivery. An emphasis is put on working with songs from jazz, blues, Broadway and popular repertoires.

How does it work?

At the rehearsal the accompanist will help you work out the best key for your song and will develop an arrangement for you to sing. You’ll be provided with a piano track to take home and practice with for each song.

Two days following the rehearsal singers will perform their songs at the “Cafe des Voix” – an informal cafe setting where family, friends and community members are invited to enjoy the music. Pass the hat donations to pay the pianist.

Register online for a singing spot by scheduling your rehearsal – using our on-line scheduler. (Link to page with embeded Aquity)

Complete and submit the information form as part of the registration (this will be emailed to you once you’ve scheduled your rehearsal)

Once this is done then the rehearsal pianist will contact you by email to confirm your musical selections and discuss charts and music. The singers then attend a rehearsal to prepare their three songs for the upcoming Cafe des Voix Performance Workshop Cost.

Cost for one half-hour rehearsal and one Cafe performance with the pianist = $20.00 per singer. Each Cafe will have eight singers.

The environment is an informal set up like a coffeehouse where there is a clear view of the stage. Seating for about 25 people in the audience. Donations at the door to pay for accompanists. The church may take this opportunity as a fundraiser by selling snacks and refreshments during the intermission. Set up and tear down to be done by CDV volunteers.

2021 Dates planned:

Cafe des Voix at Gordies
Monday, December 6, 3:00 to 9:00 rehearsal
Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 to 9:00 Cafe

Grant is happy to talk to singers about song selections/ideas/music etc leading up to the first date. They can email grantsimpsonmusic@gmail.com or text/call 431-373-3108

Cafe Des Voix Yukon

If you’d like to read about the original Yukon Cafe des Voix – here are two wonderful articles from Yukon newspapers: https://whatsupyukon.com/Yukon-Arts-Entertainment/music/a-feast-of-jazz/