Vancouver Children’s Choir
The Vancouver Children’s Choir’s mission is to foster an appreciation and understanding of music through the choral experience; to stimulate in each child a love of singing and a keen understanding of the voice as an instrument of artistic self expression; to make the arts an important part of each child’s everyday life, where striving for excellence is a priority.
Founded in 1983 by Rupert Lang, the Vancouver Children’s has been praised for their artistry at local music festivals, including the International Kathaumixw in Powell River and the International Musical Eisteddfod, in Llangollen, Wales, where they won 2nd place. Throughout its thirty-year history, VCC has offered excellent vocal training and a wide variety of performance experiences, including singing for royalty as well as civic, provincial and federal functions. The choir has recorded sound-track work for NBC and Paramount Pictures, provided back-up vocals for artists such as Judith Forst and the Vancouver Symphony, sung for a diverse range of corporate events, and recently performed on camera in episodes of dramas for ABC-TV, the Disney Channel and the Sci-Fi Channel.
Along with several local tours, in past years VCC has toured Italy, as well being choir-in-residence at an international conference in York, England. This choir has brought their voices to a wide variety of famous spaces such as Coventry Cathedral in England, St. Peter’s in Rome and Carnegie Hall, New York. An important part of VCC philosophy includes choristers offering community service to local church liturgies, singing our national anthem for citizenship ceremonies and charity fund-raiser events. Several VCC Alumni have gone on to further musical studies, have joined adult choirs in the city, and have embarked on professional music careers, often crediting their musical beginnings with the years they spent in Vancouver Children’s Choir. www.vancouverchildrenschoir.com