Posts Tagged ‘vancouver choir’

Vancouver CanSing Fall 2012-13 Registration

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Registration for the Vancouver CanSing Choirs is now available for the 2012/13: Level 1 (age 5 – 6), Level 2 (age 7 – 8), Level 3 (age 9 – 13), Adult. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Oct 2nd and will be held at 4370 Sophia St (Cityview Church – 2 blocks east of 28th and Main).  Celebrating two years of choral singing, the Vancouver CanSing Choirs have grown from 25 to 50 members thanks to the support from so many of you.  I am excited about working with Erica Ross (accompanist) again and the youth choirs will also have the opportunity to work with a professional choreographer.

 Featuring repertoire from the classics, folk, musical theatre, popular, jazz genres and bit of seasonal music, the Vancouver CanSing Choirs will present an exciting show, HEART AND SOUL, Saturday, Dec 1st, 2:30pm and 7pm.  For online registration or more information, visit:

 The aim of the choir is to promote singing for everyone: if you can talk, you can sing!”  We would love to have you join us again for this third season!!  Your continuous support, interest and enthusiasm helps the choir grow and aims to raise the bar every year.  Please tell your friends!


Friday, October 21st, 2011

The second CanSing choir season is off to a great start with over 60 members.  The audience will be in for a real treat when they hear the performances at the I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME show, December 3rd, 2:30 & 7pm at Cityview Baptist Church (corner of 28th and Sophia St.).  Admission is by donation.

Vancouver CanSing Choir Startup October 4th

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The Vancouver CanSing choir startup (2nd season!) in the Riley Park neighbourhood is fast approaching.  Thank you to those who have registered already!  We have some wonderful music-making ahead.

You can link to the choir description, by clicking Primary, Intermediate or Adult choir. 

Primary Choir (ages 6 – 8), 5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Fee – $79.00   

Intermediate Choir (Ages: 9 – 14), 6:45 – 7:55pm: fee: $89.00

Adult Choir, 8 – 9:15pm: Fee: $99.00

“If you can talk, you can sing”

Themes and Variations-electronic publication

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I just got word this morning that “Jolly Crawly Bugs” and “Winter Solstice News” have been accepted for electronic publication by THEMES AND VARIATIONS.  They are going to try to get it out in the next few weeks for Christmas Concert time. That’s a bit sooner than I anticipated.  I still have editing to do for the SPRING COMES LAUGHING SET but I’m hoping it will come out for next spring. 

CanSing Recording Kids 2011 Schedule

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your session – 419 Aubrey Place (basement).

Friday, June 3rd

4:00 – 6:30pm           Jolly Crawly Bugs: Spoken & sung parts

6:30 – 8pm                Winter Solstice News (Songs only)

Saturday, June 4th

9 – 10:30am              Winter Solstice (Spoken parts)

10:30 – 1pm              Spring Comes Laughing (Set of songs)


Fantastic Concert

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Thank you for the wonderful 2010 –  11 choir sessions!  The new Vancouver CanSing programs have grown since last fall especially with the adult group.

From the toe-stompin’ “Cripple Creek” to the beautiful harmonies of “By the Waters of Babylon” and mass Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, the choirs really pulled out all the stops March 12th – great teamwork!  The audience was so impressed.

I’m working to have the fall session organized in a few weeks.  I’ll send a notice ASAP and I hope to see you all back for another amazing choral journey, Tuesdays.  .

Once again, great singing!

A Christmas Carol Jamboree!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

CanSing Adult Community Choir presents:

A Christmas Carol Jamboree!

2:30 – 3:30 Saturday, Dec 4, 2010

4370 Sophia St, Vancouver BC (corner of 28th & Sophia St)

Admission is by donation to cover the cost of rent and operations.

This short  community event will include seasonal favourites and an opportunity to sing along on a selection of Christmas carols.  Come join the fun!

CanSing Choristers: CONGRATULATIONS!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Wow, the audience had so many compliments for the performers & it was great to see a full house!

I was proud to be able to lead the first CanSing show in our own neighbourhood and I think that I can speak for Gemma, too! Overall, I felt everyone’s performance was clean and very exciting and it was evident that each chorister was enjoying what they were doing.

I know that you’ll want to take the opportunity to register right away for the next 8 week session, begins Jan 18, which will culminate with the show, “Everything’s Coming up Roses, Saturday, March 12, 2:30pm.  It’s going to be a dynamic show including musical theatre, seasonal songs and the final number will be a mass choir arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.

Please help spread the news to other prospective choristers!

I am also in the process of organizing a recording session for both the Primary and Intermediate groups.  That’s always exciting and a great learning experience. You can listen to some of the music that I’ve recorded with my choristers over the years when you visit my website and it’s under the heading “music”.  Last spring, my recording kids put out the musicals, “Simon Fraser and the Raging River” and “Sound Advice”.  Both musicals will be published soon through THEMES AND VARIATIONS.

Once again, thank you for your support and enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing you all in January!

CanSing Presents: Autumn is Singin’

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

2:30 – 3:30, Saturday, November 27, 2010

4370 Sophia St, Vancouver BC (28th & Sophia St)

Admission is by donation

The CanSing Primary Choir will perform a mini-musical that takes you on a trip to Farmer MacDonald’s barnyard.  All the animals are singing except Madam Cow.  Something is wrong…she just won’t MOO.  The animals join together to try to save the day…

The CanSing Intermediate Singers will perform seasonal songs including “Button up Your Overcoat”.

Cansing Adult Christmas Choir Begins

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The five sessions will be held every Tuesday, 8 – 9:15, 4370 Sophia St (28th & Sophia).  Everyone is welcome…no audition for this new event…just come out and meet your neighbours, get into the holiday spirit and rehearse some beautiful seasonal arrangements.

The seasonal music will include: A Festive Christmas Celebration (Medley), O Holy Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and the Hallelujah Chorus…

Online registration ( ensures that you will have music for the first rehearsal.