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Vancouver Cansing Registration for the 2019 Fall session is available

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Vancouver CanSing (VCS) 2019 fall session registration is open! This will be our 10th anniversary season!

All rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 17th, 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!

The Vancouver Cansing program is comprised of five choral groups of varying age groups – youth and adult, all of whom sing separately but also engage in multi-generational music-making.  There’s a great community spirit in our group and sense of joy and belonging between the singers and audience. 

We believe “If you can talk, you can sing.” Like any other instrument, learning to sing takes practice!  

VCS has been praised by many for the camaraderie, challenge and sense of real ‎community that is promoted.  Hope you can join us!

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

Vancouver Cansing Choirs:

LEVEL 1 (ages 5 & 6). Our youngest group of musicians…

LEVEL 2 (ages 7 & 8). Slightly more advanced group who also sing with Level 3.

LEVEL 3 (ages 9 – 15. Non – auditioned). A vibrant group of singers who sometimes work with Level 4 and adults.

LEVEL 4 CHORthemo (ages 10 – 16. Auditioned). An advanced group of boys and girls who provide leadership to the younger singers and also “wow” audiences with their individual choir work and singing with the adult choir.

ADULT CHOIR (grades 11 and 12 through adult: non-auditioned but you must be able to carry a tune…). A wonderful group of keen adults, many of whom are parents of youth choristers.

VCS Youth Choirs will present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT MUSICAL (Abridged) 7pm May 21st and May 24th, Cityview

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

VCS Youth choir’s final concert of the year will feature the musical, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (Abridged) along with other songs, May 21st, 7pm and May 24th, 7pm, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St). Admission is by donation ($10 – $15 suggested amount) to cover professional fees, rent and general choir expenses.

Witty, fun and energetic, the show will be approximately 50 minutes.

This is the 50th anniversary of the musical play. It was first written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at the age of 19. Since that time the play has been rewritten and lengthened for stage several times. The fourteen songs, including “Any Dream Will Do”, “Jacob and Sons”, and “Close Every Door to Me” are all in a light, popular style. 

It’s an enchanting, light hearted, “rags to riches” story of a boy named Joseph who overcomes many hurdles to go from being his father’s favourite son to a slave and then to become the second in charge to the Pharaoh (King) of Egypt. Discover how perseverance, bravery, kindness and Joseph’s special powers to interpret dreams, help reunite him with his brothers and his father.

The Vancouver CanSing Choirs are in the Hillcrest Neighbourhood and practice at Cityview Church. VCS 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

Vancouver Cansing Adult Choir Tues May 7th, 8pm Cityview Church

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir will present HERE COMES ANOTHER NEW DAY, Tuesday, May 7th, 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 a variety of seasonal songs by Karl Jenkins, Leonard Cohen, Thomas Juneau, Blok-Wilson and more. The audience will have the opportunity to sing along to George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun.”

We are delighted to feature Ashley Gonzales, UBC Voice Major. This is the third year that the choir has supported an emerging vocal artist and we look forward to making music together!

Known for her expressive performances, Ashley is an upcoming soprano from Vancouver, British Columbia. She began her musical studies in piano at the age of 5 with Juliet Dizon. Her love for singing began in her elementary choir and she has taken part in multiple choirs ever since, either as singer, pianist, or conductor. She completed her Diploma in Music at Capilano University where she studied with Siri Olsen-Maddock and George Roberts in 2017. Ashley is currently in 3rd year Music at the University of British Columbia, majoring in Voice Performance with Marisa Gaetenne.

This is the final concert of the season for the VCS Adult choir. If you are interested in singing with a choir September 2019, come join our group! We are an awesome, friendly SATB community choir, in the Hillcrest Neighbourhood, that sings all kinds of choral repertoire and rehearses once weekly. Click VCS Adult Choir information

We hope you can join us! Please help us spread the word to family and friends.

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

www.cansing.ca

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 music has arrived!!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The Vancouver CanSing Choir music has arrived and we already have over 100 people registered in all choirs. It’Fall 2016 musics going to be another amazing VCS choir season! There’s room for more singers…PLEASE feel free to help get the information out to family and friends. As you know, VCS is a fantastic choir opportunity! “Word of mouth” is very effective (twitter/facebook).

The approximately 70 minute show, CATCH THE DREAM, Friday, November 18th, Charles Tupper Auditorium, will feature songs from the classic, jazz, popular, musical theatre and folk genre. As you’ve already guessed, the theme is about goals and aspirations as well as daydreams and NIGHTMARES!

Back by popular demand, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run will be the mass choir selection (all choirs will join together in singing). All rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 20th, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St).  For our performance, we will be trying out a new performance hall (Charles Tupper Secondary).

It’s not too late to register: cansing.ca

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

Vancouver CanSing music has arrived for fall 2015!!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The music has arrived and we already have 120 people registered in all choirs!!

Light One CandleThe approximately 60 – minute show, DON’T LET THE LIGHT GO OUT, Saturday, November 21st will feature songs from the classic, jazz, popular, musical theatre and folk genre (I’ll be sending a sneak preview in the next week). Peter Yarrow’s Light one Candle (Peter, Paul and Mary – 25th Anniversary Concert via @YouTube)) will be the mass choir selection (all choirs will join together in singing). CHORthemo choir will begin Tuesday, September 15 and all other choirs Tuesday, September 22nd, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St). Come sing with us!!

Click the following for more information and registration.

Vancouver CanSing LEVEL 1 (ages 5 – 6 – k, grade 1) FULL

Vancouver CanSing LEVEL 2 (ages 7 – 8 – grade 2, 3) FULL

Vancouver CanSing LEVEL 3 (ages 9 – 14, grade 4 – 10)

Vancouver CanSing LEVEL 4 Auditioned (ages 10–16, gr 5–10)

Vancouver CanSing ADULT CHOIR (mixed voices – SATB)

Member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodaly Association

Vancouver CanSing Level 1 & 2 choirs waiting list information

Friday, August 14th, 2015

VCS Level 1, ages 5 & 6 years (K, grade 1) and VCS Level 2 ages 7 & 8 (grades 2,3) are now full.

If your child is really keen to sing, we encourage you to place them on the waiting list by emailing VCS Artistic Director, Gerda Blok-Wilson: gwilson@cansing.ca

Sometimes a few spaces come available before first rehearsal. Also, some spaces will open up for the January 2016 session.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday September 22nd, 4:30 – 5:15, 4370 Sophia St, Vancouver. You will be notified about space availability prior to this.

Member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodaly Association.

Vancouver CanSing Level 1 Choir waiting list information.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

VCS Level 1, ages 5 & 6 years (K, grade 1) is now full. The choir is made up of 15 members.

If your child is really keen to sing, we encourage you to place them on the waiting list by emailing VCS Artistic Director, Gerda Blok-Wilson: gwilson@cansing.ca

Generally, a few spaces come available before first rehearsal. Also, some spaces will open up for the January 2016 session.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday September 22nd, 4:30 – 5:15, 4370 Sophia St, Vancouver. You will be notified about space availability prior to this.

Member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodaly Association.