Posts Tagged ‘Hillcrest neighbourhood’

CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR, Tuesday, December 12th, 7 – 8pm. Tupper Auditorium (419 E 24th).

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

On Tuesday, Dec 12th, 7pm Charles Tupper Auditorium (419 E 24th) will be alive with the sounds of the season as the VCS choirs along with audience for the Vancouver Food Bank. This is the third CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR to benefit the GVFB.

VCS choirs will provide family entertainment and also lead the audience in an hour long program of some rousing seasonal music. Invite your family, friends and neighbours.

Join the Fun!! The enthusiastic and spirited sound of the VCS choirs is the heart of this event but it’s a fantastic opportunity for the public to join in on many songs in this high energy show. For the Hillcrest neighbourhood especially, this is a fantastic way to reach out and support a charity during this time of year. Last December, the VCS choirs raised $2000.00 after expenses.

Admission is by donation ($10 – 20.00 suggested amount). All proceeds (after expenses) will go to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank (no food items please).

“And then, they’ll do something I (Grinch) hate most of all. Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, will stand close together with Christmas bells ringing. They’ll stand hand in hand, and those Whos will start singing.

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 Kodály Association and Choral Canada.

Announcing Vancouver CanSing’s 8th season. Come sing with us!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

The Vancouver CanSing (VCS) 2017 fall choir session registration is open! All rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 12th, Cityview Church, the Hillcrest neighbourhood. 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 (ages 5 & 6) FULL (email for wait list)

Level 2 (ages 7 & 8) FULL (email for wait list)

Level 3 (ages 9 – 13)

Level 4 CHORthemo (advanced choir) (ages 10 – 17).

*New members need to audition for this advanced choir (see information on website).

Adult Choir (non-auditioned)

The choirs will be rehearsing for the 70 – minute show, TO THE SPIRIT OF SONG, Friday, November 17th, 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 some fantastic mass choir selections including  Changes (women’s choirs), Stand by Me (men) Bonse Aba (Adult & Chorthemo) Sing (Advanced youth choir) & Kusimama (Mass Youth choirs). The VCS mass choir of 150 voice will perform I Love You/What a Wonderful World. A more detailed list of music repertoire will be sent to registrants at the end of June.

What a delight to see the wonderful work being done here! 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. Dr. Jeanette Gallant

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


Welcome Kevin Eng!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Vancouver CanSing choirs are pleased to announce that Kevin Eng will be our new accompanist.  He has already begun rehearsals with Level 2 & 3 in preparation for the CLOWNS musical, June 7, 2:30 and 7pm Cityview Church.

Kevin brings a lot of experience and enthusiasm and will no doubt help build our Hillcrest neighbourhood community choir both in a musically proficient way but also in a positive and friendly atmosphere.

Vancouver CanSing Choirs begin search for a new Vancouver CanSing accompanist

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

As you all know, Erica Ross, our assistant conductor/accompanist, has been instrumental in building the Vancouver CanSing Choir program in the Hillcrest neighbourhood.  Her friendly, encouraging and very accomplished manner in both rehearsal and concert has enriched our practices and performances.  Erica will be leaving Vancouver soon after our March 8th concerts.  She will be greatly missed!!

So, the search will begin for a new accompanist for some work through April – June with Level 2 & 3 and most importantly for the 2014-15 Season.  We are seeking a team player, interested in working with and building our choirs in a friendly but musically proficient way. 

Interested candidates should have completed a minimum of Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music or its equivalent.  Good sight reading of the music is important. Choral accompanist experience is an asset.  Remuneration is competitive.

If you happen to know of someone who might be interested in this opportunity, please have them email me: for details.