CanSing Choirs

Vancouver CanSing Choir 11th season

It was just a year ago that VANCOUVER CANSING CHOIR went into COVID lockdown. However, we know that there’s hope for isolation to be lifted in the next 4-6 months and we are SOARING with anticipation about singing “in-person” again, September 2021.

CANSING VIRTUAL CHOIR, 20 singers, continued rehearsal via Zoom since October 2020.

The group has learned an amazing amount but also contributed over $5000.00 to the FOODBANK from our WINTER SINGING PROJECT and with this most recent “SOARING” SESSION commissioned a beautiful, accessible choral work by composer MARIE-CLAIRE SAINDON with a poem by LINDA STUDLEY. (A GIFT TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHORAL COMMUNITY). If you happened to miss this wonderful event, you can access it by clicking:

CANSING VIRTUAL CHOIR PERFORMANCE OF SOAR

FLYING by Marie-Claire Saindon. Poem by Linda Studley

 

GERDA BLOK-WILSON: NEW COMPOSITION POSTINGS

O LITTLE ROSE, O DARK ROSE-TTBB and SATB a cappella

THE FLUTE OF SPRING-SATB a cappella

A KANGAROO SAT ON AN OAK – SATB a cappella

WHEN THE FISHING BOATS GO OUT SATB with piano

COD LIVER OIL SAB with Piano

SOON MAY THE WELLERMAN COME – SATB with piano

IF I MAY HOLD THY HAND SATB a cappella

HAPPINESS SA with piano

OPEN THE STARS SA with piano

The Vancouver Cansing Virtual Food Drive was an amazing success! The choir raised over $5000.00!

Check out the Adult Choir’s wonderful Virtual video of TOMORROW IS A CHANCE TO START OVER:

Tuesday, March 31st marked the beginning of our journey as a choir practicing social distancing. I’m hoping over the next while, we can have some fun undertaking possibly some virtual singing. This is all new for us but we’re game to try new things!

For now, I’m sending my rehearsal plan for the next rehearsals. You’ll find a pdf listing practice suggestions and audio samples and individual parts. If each of you practice at home, when we get together again (in person or virtually) we will have fun putting things together. Please keep singing! Stay tuned and safe! Miss you all!

Vancouver CanSing Video

Spirit of Adventure 2015

VCS Level 2 & 3 Audio Postcard

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.