VCS Level 4 CHORthemo

Level 4 CHORthemo (Choral, Theatre, Movement): ADVANCED youth choir – 3rd season.

Do you love to sing? Are you keen to learn quality choral music of any style or genre? Do you want to learn how to develop proper vocal skills? This is the choir for you!

Ages 10 – 17 SATB (auditioned). Space available: Email Gerda Blok-Wilson:

Rehearsal times: Tuesdays: 6 – 7:45pm, 4370 Sophia St.

Fee: $185.00 (Sept – mid-Dec session) & $185.00 (Jan – end of May session).

For RETURNING CHORthemo singers, please click here to fill out a Fall 2017 registration and payment form. If you’re new to CHORthemo see the audition details below.

Here’s what teachers have said about CHORthemo’s recent school performances: Trick Me Once video

“Thanks for the lovely performance! My students had a blast!” Deanna Bistriceanu (Simon Fraser Elementary).

“It was awe inspiring! Truly! I would love to be on a mailing list for next year if that is possible.” Christine Oades (General Wolfe Elementary).

“It was such a great show- again!! I always get shivers and come close to tears when I hear your children sing, it is such a beautiful thing. Thank you.” Jessica Wilkes (Van Horne Elementary).

Membership in Vancouver CanSing involves committing to all rehearsals and performances and advertising events by putting up posters, emailing and inviting friends and family to shows. If you see any reason that this commitment would be a challenge for you, please email prior to registering.

Vancouver Cansing Choirs: IMPORTANT DATES


Tuesday, Feb 27th, 7pm SOAR (all choirs) Tupper Auditorium

Tuesday, May 22, 7pm Level 3 & 4 Musical (THE MOZART PHENOMENON): Community Show

Friday, May 25, 10:30am & 1pm Level 3 & 4 Musical: School Shows

7pm Level 3 & 4 Musical: Community Show


*If you want to sing with CHORthemo and sing in VCS Level 3 or are new to Vancouver CanSing, we’d love to have you join us! Here’s what you need to do…

The 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)

Although singers in CHORthemo will rehearse mass choir songs with Level 3 and adult choir on Tuesday, most of their rehearsal time will be on their own repertoire. Times will be posted at rehearsal start up.

Additional rehearsals/workshops will be published at the beginning of the session. These will be with professional vocal, drama, movement coaches.

CHORthemo is an exciting ensemble and this will be its 3rd season. The advanced choir program offers singers 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 also a great way to build amazing life-long friendships.

Royal Blue T-Shirt Fee: $15.00 used for performances (For new members or those

Christmas4returning who need a new T-shirt, fee will be collected when rehearsals begin)



Led by Gerda Blok-Wilson, accompanied by Kevin Eng, assisted by Andrea Westaway this performing choir (boys/girls age 9 – 16) will offer singers a wide variety of unison, 2 and 3 – part treble and SAB parts with more advanced vocal technique and musical theatre stage experience.

Choristers will perform at two Vancouver CanSing Main shows per term but may also participate in other community choral events. *This is a full year program: September – end of May. Parents should only register singers with the intention of working with the choir for the year. For this choir level, a few additional sectional rehearsals may be called for concert and possible festival preparation.

Because it’s a great opportunity to build experience and meet singers from other schools in our area, we encourage boys and girls with school choir experience to register. The music is eclectic and will be chosen from a variety of styles including the classics, musical theatre, folk, jazz and popular. Fees include music.

Pictures/video recording: Before sign up, pleased be advised that Vancouver CanSing choir will take pictures and video record rehearsal and some performance for educational reasons, announcements and archives only. Parents and audience are prohibited from taking photos or video recording for safety, professional performer and copyright issues unless given permission from the director or assistants.