Posts Tagged ‘Gerda Blok-Wilson’

VANCOUVER CANSING CHOIRS: WE ARE THE MUSICMAKERS, 7pm, Friday, Nov 16, Charles Tupper Auditiorium.

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Chase away the November rains and join the youth and adult Vancouver Cansing Choirs (Hillcrest Neighbourhood) for WE ARE THE MUSICMAKERS, Friday, Nov 16, 7pm, Charles Tupper Auditorium. Admission is by donation ($15 – $20.00 suggested amount).

The songs will include selections from GF Handel, Brian Tate, Gene Maclellan, Jim Papoulis and a mass choir selection of Enya’s Echoes in Rain by Gerda Blok-Wilson. It’s a tradition for the audience to sing at our shows and you will have a chance to burst into song on All I have to do is Dream by (Everly Brothers).

Along with Gerda Blok-Wilson (Artistic Director) and Kevin Eng (Assistant conductor, accompanist), we hope you can join us!

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

Twitter: @vancansing

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VCS Youth Choirs present The MOZART PHENOMENON MUSICAL May 22nd and May 25th, 7pm, Cityview

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is perhaps the most recognized composer of all time.  He is not only known as one of the most famous child prodigy in music history but also as a brilliant composer in his adult life.  The Vancouver CanSing CHORthemo and Level 3 youth choir, directed by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng  will present performances of THE MOZART PHENOMENON, Tuesday, May 22, 7pm (Community Show), and Friday, May 25th, 10:30am & 1pm (School Shows) and 7pm (Community Show), Cityview (4370 Sophia St). Admission is by donation (suggested $10 – $20). 

Crazy, zany and eccentric Mozart’s personality and music speak to everybody, of any age and on any level of musical experience.  This 50 minute musical play explores the wonders of Mozart’s life and music in a fun way.

The audience will be transported back to the 18th century along with the two main characters, Katrina and Karla, and their new found friend, Mozart.  From touring Europe with his older sister, Nannerl, and playing for kings and queens in the great courts as a young child to his continual search for employment, family life, development of his operas and the mysteries behind his death, the audience will enjoy discovering the phenomenon of Mozart’s life and music.

The choir 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

 

 

VCS SOAR, Tuesday, February 27th, 7pm, Tupper Auditorium

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Vancouver CanSing Choirs will explore songs that “Soar” Tuesday, February 27, 7pm, Tupper Auditorium (419 East 24th). Including works by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Giuseppe Verdi. Jeanette Gallant, Brian Wilson & Mike Love (Beach Boys), John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Justin Hurwitz (La La Land), there will be a premiere performance of “Rise Up” by Gerda Blok-Wilson.

Along with the final mass choir piece “The Rhythm of Life” (Sweet Charity), performed by 150 singers from five choirs, the uplifting songs in this approximately one hour show promise to be appealing to all choir friends and family.

Admission is by donation. Suggested amount is $10 – 15/person. We hope you can join us!

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

CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, December 13th, 7 – 8pm, Charles Tupper Auditorium (419 E24th).

Monday, November 21st, 2016

posterThe Vancouver CanSing Choirs, Gerda Blok-Wilson and Kevin Eng will present CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, a short program of seasonal songs and audience singalong, Tuesday, December 13th, 7 – 8pm, Charles Tupper Auditorium (419 E 24th).  Admission is by donation ($10 – 15.00 suggested amount). All proceeds will go to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank (no food items please). With each $1 VCS Choirs donate, GVFB can purchase at least $3 worth of nutritious groceries and fresh produce for the thousands of people they support each week. Family and friends are welcome!

Member of the BC Choral Federation, BC Kodaly Association and Choral Canada.

 

CATCH THE DREAM, Friday, November 18th, 7pm, Tupper auditorium (419 East 24th Ave)

Monday, October 24th, 2016

catch-the-dream                                                                                                                 The Vancouver CanSing Choir in the Hillcrest neighbourhood conducted by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng will present the approximately 60 – minute show CATCH THE DREAM, Friday, November 18th, 7pm, Tupper auditorium (419 East 24th Ave). The concert with both youth and adult choirs will feature songs such as from the classic (Dies Irae – Mozart Requiem), popular (I Got a Name – Jim Croce), musical theatre (Nightmare Before Christmas medley) and many more. The mass choir selection will be Baba Yetu (Civilization IV) and a choral arrangement of Carly Simon’s Let the River Run (150 voices).

Everyone is welcome. Admission is “pay what you can” (suggested amount $10- $15.00/person to cover expenses).

Vancouver CanSing Choir, youth and adult, is a member of the BC Choral Federation, Choral Canada and BC Kodaly Association.

Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir SPRING SING

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17, 8 – 9pm, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St) the 30 voice Vancouver CanSing Spring Session Adult Choir will be inviting audience members to sing along. Admission is by donation. Suggested amount: $5 – $10/person.

The choir welcomes all who wish to raise their voice in celebration of spring! It is a great opportunity for adult singers to check out the VCS adult choir program – serious singers, shower singers and those who have not experienced the wonderful feeling of singing with a choir.

The event will be conducted by artistic director, Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng. Guest performers will be the VCS Level 4 CHORthemo youth choir.

Audience selections will include SOUND OF MUSIC (theme song), A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO, TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME and BEATLES MEDLEY. VCS Adult choir will perform a spring selection including PUSSY WILLOWS CATTAILS (Gordon Lightfoot), SEASONS OF LOVE (Rent), HOLD ON! (African American Spiritual), CANTATE DOMINO (Hans Leo Hassler), CRIPPLE CREEK (American Fiddle Tune) and THE TURTLE DOVE (English folk song).

Member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodaly Association.

The Voice Calling Me Home

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The Vancouver CanSing Choir in the HillcrestTHE VOICE CALLING ME HOME poster mooseneighbourhood, conducted by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng will present the approximately 60 – minute show THE VOICE CALLING ME HOME, Saturday, March 5th, 2:30 and 7pm, Immanuel Church (109 East 40th Ave (at Quebec St). The concert with youth and adult singers will feature songs from the classic (And the Glory of the Lord – Handel’s Messiah), jazz (Feeling Good – Michael Buble hit), popular (Wake Me UP – Aviici), musical theatre (Close Every Door – Joseph) and many more. The mass choir selection will be LAND OF THE SILVERBIRCH, a choral fantasia, written for youth and adult choir (150 voices in all choirs will join together in singing) and the audience singalong will be THOSE WERE THE DAYS. It’s going to be a fun rollicking concert!!

Everyone is welcome. Hope you can join us. Admission is “pay what you can” (suggested amount $5- $10.00/person to cover expenses).

Vancouver CanSing Choir, youth and adult, is a member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodaly Association.

CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, December 15th, 6:45 – 7:30pm, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia st)

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

The Vancouver CanSing Choir Youth singers (65 voices), Gerda Blok-Wilson and Kevin Eng will present CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, a short program of seasonal songs and audience singalong, Tuesday, December 15th 6:45 – 7:30, 4370 Sophia St (Cityview Church – 28th and Sophia). Admission is by donation ($5 – 10.00 suggested amount). All proceeds will go to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank (no food items please). With each $1 VCS Choirs donate, GVFB can purchase at least $3 worth of nutritious groceries and fresh produce for the thousands of people they support each week. Family and friends are welcome!

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Jolly Crawly Bugs and Winter Solstice News – mini musicals for the Christmas/Winter concert season

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Short musicals, written by Gerda Blok-Wilson, which can enhance both learning in music and other subject areas in the elementary school curriculum are available through Themes and Variations:

Jolly Crawly Bugs and Winter Solstice News, two great musicals for the holiday season are distributed by Themes and Variations.  So, plan ahead for your winter 2015 concerts!!

Also, Themes and Variations distributes Sound Advice and Simon Fraser and the Raging River.  MUSIC IN MOTION also carries Sound Advice.

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.