Vancouver CanSing Choir 7th season
CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, December 13th, 7 – 8pm, Charles Tupper Auditorium (419 E24th).
The Vancouver CanSing Choirs, Gerda Blok-Wilson and Kevin Eng will present CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, a short program of seasonal songs and audience singalong, Tuesday, December 13th, 7 – 8pm, Charles Tupper Auditorium (419 E 24th). Admission is by donation ($10 – 15.00 suggested amount). All proceeds will go to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank (no food items please). With each $1 VCS Choirs donate, GVFB can purchase at least $3 worth of nutritious groceries and fresh produce for the thousands of people they support each week. Family and friends are welcome!
All the VCS choirs gave a spine-tingling performance of my SATB & youth choir arrangement of “Land of the Silverbirch.” I was impressed and I felt honoured to have the choirs perform it. The native drums were haunting and the violin/piano added extra spice. It was a fitting finale to another great concert of musicking! I thought the level four singers (CHORthemo) were amazing! What wonderful progress they have made. I especially enjoyed Sing, Sing, Sing. Susan Wagner
“A sincere thank you from Anna, Mark, Silvia and Luca for this past semester. We enjoyed ourselves and the concert was amazing. We loved the mixed ages, voices, songs and audience participation.” Silvia and Austin-Dotto clan
“It was wonderful! My thanks to you and Kevin. I am looking forward to “Spirit of Adventure.”‘ Bonnie Mutton“What a great evening to enjoy the great indoors, while it poured outside! The standing O was icing on the cake!” David Vaisbord
“Thank you so much for a wonderful season of song, Gerda. I have loved every minute of the camaraderie, challenge and sense of real community.” Caroline Nevin
“The kids were fantastic – the sound carried so well, even the soloists. And the choreographed numbers were so cute. The adult choir was flawless…. Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for bringing so much joy to the neighbourhood.” Beth Ringdahl
General VCS Info
VCS will provide opportunities to improve vocal skills through a variety of vocal collaborative settings including choir and musical theatre.
As a professional music educator and conductor, Gerda Blok-Wilson believes everyone CanSing but the teaching and learning process is technically and socially diverse depending on the experience of the singer. Including the classics, jazz, popular, gospel and world music, expressing the meaning of the words in a song is the key to developing as a singer. When the expressiveness of the words are understood and interpreted, engagement in the singing process flows authentically.
For the young singer, movement and acting skills are important, both of which are emphasized in the VCS format. In addition to the vocal technique and stage training that each singer will receive, the program will also build self-esteem, confidence and social skills.
All rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays at Cityview Church at 4370 Sophia Street.
Please do not make phone call inquiries to the church instead contact me.