Photo by Joseph Fuda

Closing Keynote  

All Together Now with Choir! Choir! Choir!

Despite living in a time of hyperconnectivity, meaningful, lasting connections are often hard to find. But Choir! Choir! Choir! has found the formula and will share it with conference participants as we gather for what will surely be the most unconventional and fun keynote we’ve experienced.

Creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman will share what they've learned about the essential elements that lead to increased creativity, productivity, and collaboration. We will learn and experience how creating joy, allowing vulnerability, and unlocking creativity can bring people together for collective action. Come prepared to do more than listen—we’ll put these concepts into practice as Adilman and Goldman lead us in learning a pop song in three part-harmony. We’ll close out the Alliance National Conference in unified voice and energy.  

About Choir! Choir! Choir!

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Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Toronto-based singing group, has become an international singing phenomenon that has performed with Patti Smith, David Byrne, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, as well as onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. The choir has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Fast Company, and on NPR and CBC’s The National.

A collective led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, Choir! Choir! Choir! was founded in 2011, when the group started by hosting twice-weekly drop-in singing events that take a nontraditional approach. There are no auditions, and the audience is the choir, learning and performing an original arrangement of a beloved song. The group has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of more than 12,000 nonprofessional singers, along with a thriving international fan base on YouTube and beyond. While continuing to host their Toronto choir events, the group now performs internationally.