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VCS Adult Choir Virtual Registration for Oct 13th – Dec 1st.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

The Vancouver Cansing Adult Choir invites singers to register a Virtual Choir session, HERE COMES ANOTHER NEW DAY Tuesday, October 13 – December 1st. Rehearsals will be 8 – 9:15pm.


VCS is excited about singing again and having the opportunity to connect with friends while being physically distanced.

The sessions will cover vocal warm up and technique, learning the text, learning specific parts and many other vocal and choral techniques. Gerda Blok-Wilson (Artistic Director) and Kevin Eng (Assistant director and accompanist) will be in the same room so it will be easier to hold the rehearsal format while singers are on mute (because of the latency effect).

Following registration, singers will receive their music via pdf and will be given instructions on how to record so that we can put together and share a few songs at the final meeting time, Dec 1st.

Click: TOMORROW IS A CHANCE TO START OVER. This was recorded during the March to June Covid closures.

While VCS is based in the Vancouver Hillcrest neighbourhood this will be a virtual program so singers can register from other communities. Feel free to invite your friends and family!

Vancouver Cansing Adult Choir May 5th Final Zoom/Virtual Recording

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

“Soon you’ll be through the dark!” Last night was Vancouver Cansing Adult Choir’s final ZOOM Check-in which included our VIRTUAL RECORDING of Hilary Grist’s “Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over” (arrangement by Larry Nickel and available through Cypress Choral music) – It was one of the pieces that was scheduled to be performed at our May 5th Spring Show. The lyrics seemed to work for these difficult times.

The recording was created with individual recordings from our non-auditioned singers who range from totally novice to proficient. Kevin Eng spent a lot of time editing files together and I created the video component. Both of us learning lots of stuff!

Not perfect nor better than being together but I’m so proud of the VCS members for journeying with Kevin Eng and me through this totally new experience.

Like other choirs, the Vancouver Cansing Community Choirs have had to hold “social distancing” rehearsals since mid-March.

The whole Covid situation has felt like moving from one unknown to the next. I continued rehearsals by providing a weekly learning plan which included individual SATB rehearsal tracks for each song (which I make), rehearsal notes for skill development, listening examples, bios on the composers and review of previous pieces (mostly for familiarity). We held short Zoom meetings once a week for sectionals and good chats.

We look forward to singing together in the same space and performing the other songs we’ve rehearsed. Hugs to all

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, Tuesday, May 8th, 8 – 9pm, Cityview Church

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir will present IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, Tuesday, May 8th, 8 – 9pm, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St – 5 mins East from Main & 28th). Admission is by donation (suggested $15 – $20.00 to cover rent and professional fees).

The choir will perform seasonal songs by Handel, Purifoy, Joel, Tate, Bernon, Blok-Wilson and more. Our programs are always entertaining. We hope you’ll join us! Please help us spread the word to family and friends.

Special guest soloist will be Alyssa Nicole Samson, UBC opera student. This is the second year that the choir has supported an emerging vocal artist and we look forward to sharing the singing experience with her!

This is the final concert of the season for the adult choir. If you are interested in singing with a choir September 2018, come join our group! We are an awesome, friendly community group who rehearse once weekly because we love to sing all kinds of music! Click VCS Adult Choir information

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

The Vancouver CanSing website is now open for fall 2015 registration!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Don't Let the light go outIt’s going to be another great season! Thank you to those who sent music suggestions. If they’re not used in this concert, they’ve been added ti a list for future shows.

The 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). Choir rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 22nd, Cityview Church (4370 Sophia St).

Fees have gone up slightly to cover the cost of professional fees, larger rehearsal and performance facilities. The updated information can be found at the website.

The VCS Adult choir Tuesday rehearsal time will remain the same. However, because of growth and strong skill level development in our Level 2/3 youth choir, a new auditioned VCS Level 4 (age 10 – 16) project choir has been added. Click below for information. This meant that the Tuesday rehearsal formations for Level 1, 2 & 3 needed to be revised to fit Level 4 choir and rehearsal time available.

Early registration is encouraged. Last year, all choirs were closed before September rehearsal start up.

Click the following for more information and registration.

Vancouver CanSing LEVEL 1 (ages 5 – 6 – k, grade 1)

Vancouver CanSing LEVEL 2 (ages 7 – 8 – grade 2, 3)

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)

Vancouver CanSing Community Choir is ready to “kick-off” its 4th season in the Hillcrest neighbourhood

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The theme this session will be “Journey On” and the confirmed mass choir song (all choirs) will be the beautiful Celtic song, TOUCH THE SKY from the movie Brave.  I’m really excited about the eclectic repertoire – something for everyone.  Next week, I’ll send a preview of songs.

 Thank you so much to those who have already registered!  This guarantees that you’ll have the music first rehearsal. 

 For information and to register, click Vancouver Cansing Level 1 Choir (ages 5 – 6), Vancouver CanSing Level 2  Choir (ages 7 – 8), Vancouver CanSing Level 3 Choir (ages 9 – 13), Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir.  SPREAD THE NEWS.  One of the biggest challenges is getting the word out.  Let your friends and family know.

 Along with our artistic team Erica,Andrea, Erin, we look forward to seeing you Tuesday, Oct 1st..

Gerda Blok-Wilson