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Registration is open for Vancouver Cansing Community Choir’s 9th season!

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The Vancouver CanSing (VCS) 2018 fall session registration is open! All rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 18th, Cityview Church, Hillcrest neighbourhood. We welcome new members (youth and adult) who LOVE to sing and perform all kinds of music. Please help us get the word out. Feel free to share via email, Facebook, Twitter, newsletters so the word gets out to people who are keen to sing!

To register, see the choirs below and click for information and instructions.

LEVEL 1 (ages 5 & 6)

LEVEL 2 (ages 7 & 8)

LEVEL 3 (ages 9 – 15. Non – auditioned)

LEVEL 4 CHORthemo (ages 10 – 18. Auditioned)

ADULT CHOIR (grades 11 and 12 through adult)

The choirs will begin rehearsing for the 60 – minute show, WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS AND WE ARE THE DREAMERS OF DREAMS, Friday, November 16th, 7pm and will feature thematic songs from the classic, jazz, popular, musical theatre and folk genre. A more detailed list of music repertoire will be sent to registrants at the end of June.

www.cansing.ca

Twitter: @vancansing

Member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodály Association

VCS Youth Choirs present The MOZART PHENOMENON MUSICAL May 22nd and May 25th, 7pm, Cityview

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is perhaps the most recognized composer of all time.  He is not only known as one of the most famous child prodigy in music history but also as a brilliant composer in his adult life.  The Vancouver CanSing CHORthemo and Level 3 youth choir, directed by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng  will present performances of THE MOZART PHENOMENON, Tuesday, May 22, 7pm (Community Show), and Friday, May 25th, 10:30am & 1pm (School Shows) and 7pm (Community Show), Cityview (4370 Sophia St). Admission is by donation (suggested $10 – $20). 

Crazy, zany and eccentric Mozart’s personality and music speak to everybody, of any age and on any level of musical experience.  This 50 minute musical play explores the wonders of Mozart’s life and music in a fun way.

The audience will be transported back to the 18th century along with the two main characters, Katrina and Karla, and their new found friend, Mozart.  From touring Europe with his older sister, Nannerl, and playing for kings and queens in the great courts as a young child to his continual search for employment, family life, development of his operas and the mysteries behind his death, the audience will enjoy discovering the phenomenon of Mozart’s life and music.

The choir is a member of the BC Choral Federation, BC Kodaly Association and Choral Canada.

Do you love to sing? Come sing with us! For information: www.cansing.ca

 

 

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, Tuesday, May 8th, 8 – 9pm, Cityview Church

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir will present IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, Tuesday, May 8th, 8 – 9pm, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St – 5 mins East from Main & 28th). Admission is by donation (suggested $15 – $20.00 to cover rent and professional fees).

The choir will perform seasonal songs by Handel, Purifoy, Joel, Tate, Bernon, Blok-Wilson and more. Our programs are always entertaining. We hope you’ll join us! Please help us spread the word to family and friends.

Special guest soloist will be Alyssa Nicole Samson, UBC opera student. This is the second year that the choir has supported an emerging vocal artist and we look forward to sharing the singing experience with her!

This is the final concert of the season for the adult choir. If you are interested in singing with a choir September 2018, come join our group! We are an awesome, friendly community group who rehearse once weekly because we love to sing all kinds of music! Click VCS Adult Choir information

Member of the BC Choral Federation, BC Kodály Association and Choral Canada

www.cansing.ca

VCS SOAR, Tuesday, February 27th, 7pm, Tupper Auditorium

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Vancouver CanSing Choirs will explore songs that “Soar” Tuesday, February 27, 7pm, Tupper Auditorium (419 East 24th). Including works by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Giuseppe Verdi. Jeanette Gallant, Brian Wilson & Mike Love (Beach Boys), John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Justin Hurwitz (La La Land), there will be a premiere performance of “Rise Up” by Gerda Blok-Wilson.

Along with the final mass choir piece “The Rhythm of Life” (Sweet Charity), performed by 150 singers from five choirs, the uplifting songs in this approximately one hour show promise to be appealing to all choir friends and family.

Admission is by donation. Suggested amount is $10 – 15/person. We hope you can join us!

Member of the BC Choral Federation, Choral Canada and the BC Kodály Association.

CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, Tuesday, December 12th, 7 – 8pm. Tupper Auditorium (419 E 24th).

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

On Tuesday, Dec 12th, 7pm Charles Tupper Auditorium (419 E 24th) will be alive with the sounds of the season as the VCS choirs along with audience for the Vancouver Food Bank. This is the third CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR to benefit the GVFB.

VCS choirs will provide family entertainment and also lead the audience in an hour long program of some rousing seasonal music. Invite your family, friends and neighbours.

Join the Fun!! The enthusiastic and spirited sound of the VCS choirs is the heart of this event but it’s a fantastic opportunity for the public to join in on many songs in this high energy show. For the Hillcrest neighbourhood especially, this is a fantastic way to reach out and support a charity during this time of year. Last December, the VCS choirs raised $2000.00 after expenses.

Admission is by donation ($10 – 20.00 suggested amount). All proceeds (after expenses) will go to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank (no food items please).

“And then, they’ll do something I (Grinch) hate most of all. Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, will stand close together with Christmas bells ringing. They’ll stand hand in hand, and those Whos will start singing.

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!

Member of the BC Choral Federation, BC Kodály Association and Choral Canada.

VCS Level 1 & 2 choirs present LEMONADE and Songs. Friday, Mar 3, 7 – 7:45pm & Tuesday, Mar 7, 5 – 5:45pm Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St.).

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Lemonade and songs invitationFri, Mar 3, 7 – 7:45pm & Tues, Mar 7, 5 – 5:45pm Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St.), the Vancouver Cansing Level 1 and 2 choirs, Hillcrest neighbourhood, will present LEMONADE and Songs. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. Suggested amount is $5.00 to cover expenses.

The show will feature a few songs from the Level 1 and 2 choir year and a 20 minute musical called LEMONADE by John Jacobsen and John Higgins. Join in the fairytale frenzy when Chicken Little, the a Little Pig, Humpty Dumpty, the Cat with a fiddle, Little Bo Peep, Little Girl Blue and a host of other characters are having a bad day! With the help of a cheerful Mother Goose, they learn to make the best out of life’s ups and downs.

Bring your family and friends!

When the world gives you sunshine, don’t live in the shade. When the world gives you lemons…make lemonade!

Vancouver CanSing Choir, youth and adult, is a member of the BC Choral Federation, Choral Canada and BC Kodaly Association.

CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, December 13th, 7 – 8pm, Charles Tupper Auditorium (419 E24th).

Monday, November 21st, 2016

posterThe 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!

Member of the BC Choral Federation, BC Kodaly Association and Choral Canada.

 

CATCH THE DREAM, Friday, November 18th, 7pm, Tupper auditorium (419 East 24th Ave)

Monday, October 24th, 2016

catch-the-dream                                                                                                                 The Vancouver CanSing Choir in the Hillcrest neighbourhood conducted by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng will present the approximately 60 – minute show CATCH THE DREAM, Friday, November 18th, 7pm, Tupper auditorium (419 East 24th Ave). The concert with both youth and adult choirs will feature songs such as from the classic (Dies Irae – Mozart Requiem), popular (I Got a Name – Jim Croce), musical theatre (Nightmare Before Christmas medley) and many more. The mass choir selection will be Baba Yetu (Civilization IV) and a choral arrangement of Carly Simon’s Let the River Run (150 voices).

Everyone is welcome. Admission is “pay what you can” (suggested amount $10- $15.00/person to cover expenses).

Vancouver CanSing Choir, youth and adult, is a member of the BC Choral Federation, Choral Canada and BC Kodaly Association.

CHORthemo Youth Choir. SING WITH US! Auditions are now open. Vancouver Hillcrest community.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

CHORthemo, Vancouver CanSing Choir Level 4, is now in its second season and offers singers ages 10 – 16 (both boys and girls) the opportunity to achieve the highest artistic standards in interpretation, movement and singing through the study of quality choral literature in all genres including popular, jazz, folk and the classics. The group is directed by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng.

poster ideaThe choir rehearses Tuesdays, 6 – 7:45 at Cityview Church in the Hillcrest neighbourhood. For 2016 – 17, the group welcomes boys with changing or changed voices. Singers will work with voice coaches, professional conductors, choreographers and drama coaches. There are opportunities for solo work if the singer would like to extend their vocal skills.

If you are interested in singing with CHORthemo, the Level 4 audition process will involve:

  • Filling out the online registration form including contact info & experience
  • Sing “O Canada” and one song of your choosing (a cappella – no accompaniment) – any style is fine.
  • Individual voice assessment and placement (checking to place low, middle & high voices)

VCS Level 4, auditions will be Tuesdays:  July 12th & 19th and Aug 23 & 30th.

I thought the level 4 singers (CHORthemo) were amazing!  What wonderful progress they have made!  I especially enjoyed “ Sing, Sing, Sing.”   Susan Wagner

Registration is open for Vancouver CanSing’s 7th season!

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The Vancouver CanSing (VCS) 2016 fall session registration is open! All rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 20th, Cityview Church. We welcome new members (youth and adult) who love to sing and perform. Please share via email, Facebook, Twitter, newsletters so the word gets out to people who are keen to sing!

To register, see the choirs below and click for information and instructions.

LEVEL 1 (Maximum 15 members – ages 5 & 6) FULL

LEVEL 2 (Maximum 25 members – ages 7 & 8) FULL

LEVEL 3 (Maximum 35 members – Non-auditioned, ages 9 – 15) 7 spaces (Sept 8th).

LEVEL 4 CHORTHEMO (Maximum 20 members, auditioned – Boys/Girls ages 10 – 16 SAB). *New: boys are welcome to join this auditioned group. See information regarding auditions.

ADULT CHOIR (Maximum 60 members, mixed voices – SATB)

The choirs will be rehearsing for the 70 – minute show, I’VE GOT A DREAM, Friday, November 18th, 7pm and will feature thematic songs from the classic, jazz, popular, musical theatre and folk genre. While many pieces are still being selected, the show will feature such choral repertoire as Mozart’s DIES IRAE, Faure’s Sanctus, Croce’s I GOT A NAME, Elfman’s NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISMAS medley and Webber’s ANY DREAM WILL DO (Mass Youth Choirs). Sung by the Adult choir two years ago, the VCS mass choir of 150 voice will perform the choral arrangement of Carly Simon’s hit song, LET THE RIVER RUN. A more detailed list of music repertoire will be sent to registrants at the end of June.

www.cansing.ca

Twitter: @vancansing

Member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodály Association