Spoken Word Youth Choir
The Spoken Word Youth Choir (SWYC) was born at YouthWrite 2007 and had its world premiere at Axis Cafe in Edmonton on September 21, 2007, as part of The Roar Spoken Word Festival and the Edmonton Poetry Festival.
SWYC is a professional spoken word troupe: part Greek chorus, part improvisers, part poets and hip hop artists. We are unique to Canada.
Training and rehearsals are rigorous prior to performances, and are focused on speech arts, choral speaking, singing and breathing techniques. To be a part of SWYC is to commit to practice, repetition, and scheduling around busy lives. But the rewards are plentiful!
In addition, SWYC members perform individually and as a group for numerous charitable and educational functions. SWYC Junior, Senior and Alumni are under the direction of creator, Gail Sidonie Sobat.