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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.

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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.

Level 4 CHORthemo (Choral, Theater, Movement)

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

VCS LogoCHORthemo (Vancouver CanSing Choirs NEW PILOT PROGRAM) will offer singers ages 10 – 16 the opportunity to achieve the highest artistic standards in interpretation, movement and singing through the study of quality choral literature. Singers will have the opportunity to work with voice teachers, professional conductors, choreographers and drama coaches. This is a great way to build amazing life-long friendships.

For 2015 – 16, the group will begin with treble voices (12 sopranos and 8 altos) but after the first year will include boys with changed voices.

Singers in VCS CHORthemo will rehearse with Level 3 (ages 9 – 16) on Tuesday, 6 – 7:15pm and then rehearse separately 7:15 – 7:45pm. Additional rehearsals/workshops will be held the 3 – 6pm, Sat Oct 3rd, 17, & 31st. These will be with vocal, drama, movement coaches.

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)
  • Individual voice assessment and placement (checking to place low, middle & high voices)
  • Movement/text activity

For an audition, contact Gerda Blok-Wilson: gwilson@cansing.ca

*Auditions will be ongoing through the summer.

The Vancouver CanSing website is now open for fall 2015 registration!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Don't Let the light go outIt’s going to be another great season! Thank you to those who sent music suggestions. If they’re not used in this concert, they’ve been added ti a list for future shows.

The 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). Choir rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 22nd, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St).

Fees have gone up slightly to cover the cost of professional fees, larger rehearsal and performance facilities. The updated information can be found at the website.

The VCS Adult choir Tuesday rehearsal time will remain the same. However, because of growth and strong skill level development in our Level 2/3 youth choir, a new auditioned VCS Level 4 (age 10 – 16) project choir has been added. Click below for information. This meant that the Tuesday rehearsal formations for Level 1, 2 & 3 needed to be revised to fit Level 4 choir and rehearsal time available.

Early registration is encouraged. Last year, all choirs were closed before September rehearsal start up.

Click the following for more information and registration.

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

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

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)

Audio Post Card of VCS Level 2 & 3 Fall 2014 rehearsals

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Rachel Sanders I really enjoyed recording during choir practice over the past few weeks, thanks again for giving me the opportunity to do that. My radio storytelling course is finished… I wrote a blog post about the experience and posted the finished audio piece on my website:
This is the direct link to the audio story:
Feel free to pass the link along to the rest of the choir families in case anyone else would like to listen as well.
Rachel Sanders

VCS begins Tuesday Sept 23rd, Cityview Church

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

spring full choir revisedVancouver CanSing is ready to “kick-off” its 5th season! Thank you so much to those who have already registered!  This guarantees that we can have the music for you first rehearsal.

While the Level 2 & 3 choirs are full (we have a short waiting list & hope to place these singers), we still have room in:

Vancouver Cansing Level 1 Choir (ages 5 – 6)

Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir

Help SPREAD THE NEWS.  One of the biggest challenges is getting the word out.

The theme this session will be “Dancing through Life” and the confirmed mass choir song (all choirs – 120 voices!!) will be the Leonard Cohen “Hallelujah” (requested by many to celebrate our 5th year).

I’m really excited about the eclectic repertoire – something for everyone.  I’ll send a preview of some of the songs in the next few days.

Along with our artistic team Kevin, Andrea, Lucy and Erin, I look forward to singing with you this term.

VCS is now on twitter: https://twitter.com/vancansing. Please follow for news items and singing tips.