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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

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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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.

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)

Congratulations on two wonderful SEIZE THE DAY shows

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Seize the day 3 - 14On behalf of Erica (accompanist), Andrea (assistant), Lucy (assistant) and me, I have to say that it’s been amazing to see the skill development this year.  The Level 2 & 3 singers “wowed” the audience with their expression, part singing and choreography! 

The commitment to rehearsal and creating an engaging performance by most of our members was reinforced by the standing ovation at the evening show! Congratulations!!

 EricaFor Vancouver CanSing Choir’s third session this year, rehearsals for the musical, CLOWNS, begin Tuesday, April 1st, 6:15 – 7:15 (chorus) & 6:15 – 7:45 (acting schedule will be given out at 1st rehearsal).  The community shows will be 2:30 & 7pm, June 7th, Cityview.  There are plans for school shows, Friday, June 6th (TBA).

There is no audition for chorus.  Group auditions for acting roles will be held at 419 Aubrey Place, April 5th & 6th.  Just like last year, children will sign up for 30 minute segments.  Full details will be given out at first rehearsal.

Adult Choir and Level 1 choir will resume September 30th Cityview Church.  Early registration will be mid-June.

Vancouver CanSing Choir begins 2014 session Tues Jan 7th

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Vancouver CanSing Choir will begin rehearsals for SEIZE THE DAY, 2:30 & 7pm, Saturday, March 8th.  All rehearsals are at Cityview Baptist Church (4370 Sophia St (28th & Sophia St).

 For Vancouver CanSing information and registration, visit www.cansing.ca

Vancouver CanSing Level 1, Vancouver CanSing Level 2, Vancouver CanSing Level 3 and Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir

Vancouver CanSing Rehearsals for Pinocchio: No Strings Attached

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Vancouver CanSing Rehearsals for Pinocchio: No Strings Attached will begin Tuesday, April 9th, 6:15 – 7:45.  Vancouver Choir registration  is available at: Level 2 & Level 3.   Returning members do not need to re-register

 The musical is an enchanting story with lots of wonderful music and characters.  Even though it might be a first time, I know all the Level 2 & 3 members will enjoy the experience of rehearsing and performing a musical – they will remember this experience all their life!  Please share the information with family/friends.  New members are welcome.