‘More than just a choir:’ Shallaway celebrates 25 years

‘Community is at the centre of it,’ says founder Susan Knight

As the Shallaway Youth Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary, many of its alumni are world leaders and world changers, living all over the globe and working to make it a better place.

They credit their success to their experience in the choir.

“I think Shallaway did change the path of my life,” said Erica Lilly, a family physician in Ottawa who sang with Shallaway for eight years.

“It gave me a drive to achieve high levels, but in a way that you brought everybody with you. So it wasn’t individual achievement, it was group achievement.”

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