Choir! Choir! Choir!
International Singing Phenomenon
In 2011, Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman co-founded Choir! Choir! Choir!, a twice-weekly singing event with revolving participation from over 12,000 members that invites non-professional singers to belt out pop hits in venues across Toronto; no auditions or commitment required. Blurring the lines of audience and artist, the choir has performed with punk legend Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, Sloan, and Hey Rosetta!, and at major events such as TEDx Toronto and The Polaris Music Prize Gala. The choir has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Fast Company, and on NPR and CBC’s The National. Adilman and Goldman now present the ideas behind the choir in inspiring interactive keynotes. They are also highly sought-after hosts and Masters of Ceremonies, available for everything from a formal awards dinner to a full day of breakout sessions.
Letâ€™s Get Together and Feel Alright: Creating Community with Choir! Choir! Choir!
“You can download many things in this world,” says Daveed Goldman, “but it would be very hard to download the experience you get by interacting with strangers and singing a beautiful song.” In this interactive presentation, Goldman and fellow Choir! Choir! Choir! co-founder Nobu Adilman introduce audiences to the magical act of collaboration. They share the founding principles of Choir! Choir! Choir!—creativity, community, and teamwork—and what your organization can learn about happiness, health, mental wellness, and productivity. What does it take to rally people together, to be energized, to have a positive outlook on your work and your life? Sometimes all you need is a little bit of music to create a whole lot of inspiration.
Donâ€™t Stop Believing: How to Turn an Idea into a Successful Business
How do you turn what you love to do into your life’s work? Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman started Choir! Choir! Choir! on a whim, with just a Facebook invite and a desire to get people together to sing. Now, the choir is a thriving business. In this talk, they explain how they went from idea to industry, and how an entrepreneurial path can take many different forms. They present the pillars of their work—authenticity, community, and wellness—and how entrepreneurs must learn to fail fast and rely on passion and hard work to bring success. Are you ready to build a business, start an organization, or launch a movement? Adilman and Goldman show you how.
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