VCS Adult Choir

Virtual rehearsals via Zoom. Indefinitely during Covid 19.

Winter Term SOAR: Tuesdays, 8 – 9pm, January 12 – March 2nd.   To register, see the registration button at the bottom of the page.                            


The CANSING VIRTUAL CHOIR rehearsals, led by Gerda Blok-Wilson and Kevin Eng will be offered online  for the safety of members.  During Covid, 60 minute choral sessions have included physical and vocal warm up as well as choral techniques woven into the the use of both practice loops and recording loops. This a great way to improve singing technique and build fantastic, unique virtual choir song performances.

Along with other songs related to “Soar”, this session will feature a CANSING VIRTUAL CHOIR commission, FLYING, by Montreal composer, Marie Claire Saindon Poem is by  BC writer and musician, Linda Studley. The work was composed for CVC and is both accessible and beautiful!

For REGISTRATION, see the button at the bottom of the page.


Check out our wonderful HERE COMES A NEW DAY VIDEO.

We’d love to have you sing with us! Please check the show dates below…

Limit (Grade 11 & 12 and up): 60 singers. (space available). Accommodation is made for younger high school singers if scheduling is difficult.

Fee: $120.00.00 per session (during the virtual choir rehearsals). Fees are $185.00 when the choir meets for rehearsal at Cityview Church. Covers music, rental, administrative and music professional fees.

There are 2 sessions: Sept – Dec & Jan – May. *Registration is considered complete with both the filled out registration form and payment. For new singers entering in January, email Gerda for information:

Black T-shirt Fee: $15.00 used for performances (For new members or those returning who need a new T-shirt, fee will be collected when rehearsals begin). These will be available during in-person rehearsals.

Vancouver Cansing Choirs: IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday, March 2nd: SOAR HIGHER virtual performance.

Click here to watch a Vancouver CanSing Video

We’re constantly looking for the best ways to keep the Vancouver Cansing Choir community safe, keep learning and singing and to share the music we’ve rehearsed. 

Presently, we will begin our new Adult Choir Session, HERE COMES ANOTHER NEW DAY, 8-9:15pm, Tuesday, Oct 13th – Dec 1st, on Zoom with artistic Director, Gerda Blok-Wilson (Artistic Director) and Kevin Eng (Assistant Director and Accompanist) in the same room and all singers at home on their devices and rehearsing the music. The singers will need to be on mute for the internet lag time but can practice from the safety of their own homes. Practice files will be provided to compliment the learning at the Zoom session.

I’m hoping this will work for you. We are constantly looking for the best ways to keep the Vancouver Cansing Adult Choir community safe as well as to keep learning, singing and finding fun ways to share the music we’re learning.

Take note:

  • Rehearsals will begin Oct 13th via Zoom for all members on their devices. Singers will need to be on mute for the internet lag time but can practice from the safety of their own homes. However, during the session a small number of singers may be invited to attend “in-person” but would need to wear masks and follow the health protocols.
  • Gerda and Kevin will be in the same room so the flow of rehearsal will be more like “in-person”.
  • Practice files will follow up instruction. This will make rehearsal easier for singers and instructors.
  • Singers are encouraged to take part in at least one recording. The choir is very non-judgemental and this is meant to be a learning process. Other songs will be available for those who wish to do more. At least one song will be available to share to friends and family.
  • Music will be sent as a pdf prior to rehearsal start up.
  • Cityview will be rented each week but not necessarily used. This will ensure that the choir has an “in-person” rehearsal space when needed.
  • Performances will be via recording (YouTube) which will be available for distribution to friends and family.

Ensemble Mambo

CanSing is comprised of various choral groups of varying age groups, all of whom sing separately but also engage in multi-generational music-making.  I could not help but be swept away by the spirit of community.  The joy and sense of belonging in the room was undeniable. I am impressed by the obvious musical strides this organization has made in a few short years… Bravo!!! Dr Jeanette Gallant

Led by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng, this is an opportunity for both men and women to rehearse and perform choral music in a fun but educational way. VCS Adult Choir is a non-auditioned choir but singers must be able to match pitch in order to handle the repertoire and develop part singing. If you are not sure, please contact Gerda Blok-Wilson to arrange a placement interview.

Each session will offer a variety of musical styles including the classics, jazz, folk, musical theatre and popular. It’s a great way to improve vocal technique and choral skills but also meet people in our neighbourhood. The session ends with either one or two shows.

Responsibilities include making a concerted effort to make all rehearsals and have a good time! Some electronic practice files will be made available to help learn the songs. *Singers should not apply if they are not able to sing in the shows. Fees include music.

VCS Adult Choir Registration   register now

If you are not sure whether this is the choir for you, please feel free to contact Gerda to arrange an interview.

Financial Assistance is supported for singers who feel they are not able to pay the full fee. This opportunity is based on a “pay what you can basis”. Please contact me directly regarding this matter before registering for a choir session.