About the Vancouver Youth Choir
Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Carrie Tennant, the award-winning Vancouver Youth Choir provides a space for promising young singers to develop their artistry in a creative and supportive environment.
In ten years, the Vancouver Youth Choir has grown from a single choir of 30 members to over 450 members across 7 ensembles:
Became the associate choir with the Vancouver Chamber Choir
Introduced VYC Junior
Introduced VYC Kids
Attended Montana's International Choral Festival
Won Canada's top youth choir nod
Performed at PuSh
VYC Junior does their first BC Tour!
Introduced VYC Tiny
Performance with Elektra and Ben Heppner
Performed in concert with Charles Bruffy
Introduced VYC Voices
Performance with Dodie
Co-founded Bridge Choral Collective
Introduced VYC Treble
Launched VYC Kindred pilot project
Carnegie Hall Performance
VYC represented Canada at World Choral Symposium
In this group:
Everyone feels like they can be themselves and take risks as artists. We conduct ourselves with grace and caring – onstage and off. We laugh a lot – together AND at ourselves We resist the temptation to “fold up” and protect. Instead we walk openly into connecting with others. We are, all of us, responsible to and for each other. We encourage, lift up and care for EVERY single singer. We take risks – personal AND artistic – as individuals and as a group. We are humble and eager to learn. We are thoughtful and reflective in our music making, and with each other…always willing to go deeper. We take ourselves seriously as artists, and accept the responsibility that comes with truly being an artist. We find original ways of doing things. We work really hard, because we understand that what we are creating together is important. We practice our music at home – not because we are afraid of quartet tests :), but because the artistry of this group matters to us. We work towards precision, beauty, and unity of intent and then…just sing with an open heart.