Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver CanSing Choir’

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.

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

CHORthemo Youth Choir. SING WITH US! Auditions are now open. Vancouver Hillcrest community.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

CHORthemo, Vancouver CanSing Choir Level 4, is now in its second season and offers singers ages 10 – 16 (both boys and girls) the opportunity to achieve the highest artistic standards in interpretation, movement and singing through the study of quality choral literature in all genres including popular, jazz, folk and the classics. The group is directed by Gerda Blok-Wilson and accompanied by Kevin Eng.

poster ideaThe choir rehearses Tuesdays, 6 – 7:45 at Cityview Church in the Hillcrest neighbourhood. For 2016 – 17, the group welcomes boys with changing or changed voices. Singers will work with voice coaches, professional conductors, choreographers and drama coaches. There are opportunities for solo work if the singer would like to extend their vocal skills.

If you are interested in singing with CHORthemo, 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) – any style is fine.
  • Individual voice assessment and placement (checking to place low, middle & high voices)

VCS Level 4, auditions will be Tuesdays:  July 12th & 19th and Aug 23 & 30th.

I thought the level 4 singers (CHORthemo) were amazing!  What wonderful progress they have made!  I especially enjoyed “ Sing, Sing, Sing.”   Susan Wagner

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!

Goh Ballet caroling December 2014

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The Vancouver CanSing Choir (VCS) will present DON’T LET THE LIGHT GO OUT, November 21st, 2:30 and 7:00pm at 108 East 40th Ave (Immanuel Baptist Church)

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

The Vancouver CanSing Choir will present DON’T LET THE LIGHT GO OUT, Nov 21, 2:30 and 7:00pm at 108 East 40th Ave (Immanuel Church).   The approximately one hour show, presented by over 140 voices from VCS, will present songs from the classics to popular including “Gloria” (Vivaldi), “The Ground” (Gjeilo), “Seasons” (Gjeilo), “Samba de las Escrituras” (Berg), “Turn the World Around” (Belafonte), and mass choir selection, “Light One Candle” (Yarrow).

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer (theologian, organist, philosopher, physician).

Admission is by donation ($5 – $10.00/person recommended to cover expenses). Hope you can join us!

Member of the BC Choral Federation and BC Kodaly 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

The Vancouver CanSing Choirs will present DANCING THROUGH LIFE, November 22nd, 2:30 and 7:00pm at 108 East 40th Ave (Immanuel Baptist Church).

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Dancing Through Life posterThe Vancouver CanSing Choirs will present DANCING THROUGH LIFE, Nov 22, 2:30 and 7:00pm at 108 East 40th Ave (ImmanuelBaptistChurch).

The one hour show, presented by over 130 voices from the Vancouver CanSing Choirs, will perform songs from the classics to popular including “O Fortuna” (Carmina Burana), “Dancing through Life” (Wicked), “Anvil Chorus” (Il trovatore) and mass choir selection, “Hallelujah” (Cohen).

Admission is by donation ($5.00 plus/person recommended to cover expenses).  Along with Gerda Blok-Wilson (conductor), Kevin Eng (accompanist) and all the singers, we hope you can join us!

Thank you to VCS CLOWNS cast members for the wonderful, energetic storytelling!!

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

It was fantastic to watch everyone grow as singers and actors this year.  I’m so proud of you all.  You’ve given such joy to so many people.

 I’m always a bit sad when projects like CLOWNS end.  But as our final song reminds us: “The best in life is still to come.”

There were so many positive comments from the audience and I’m still getting emails. One child at the Friday concert said, “How do they learn all of that?”   

Also, thank you to parents for helping to make this second VCS musical happen and for the beautiful flowers!!  

 I’m already looking at musicals for next spring.  Ones that will stretch your acting and singing even more.  Cedar Shayel