Intercultural Choral Ensemble

Farmer Memorial Baptist Church

In 2009, Amanta launched an intercultural choral ensemble with Burmese refugees, Filipino, Haitian, Latin American, Caribbean and native Canadians, funded and hosted by Farmer Memorial Baptist Church

This project was designed by Amanta Scott at the request of Burmese/Karen refugees and immigrants seeking to facilitate integration into Canadian society through the arts. 

Participants reported increased self-esteem, confidence, motivation, conversation skills and appreciation for other cultures; significantly reduced feelings of isolation, loneliness and depression; and were ultimately empowered to assume leadership of the ensemble.