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Help us get to Istanbul!

Make a donation today to help VYC represent Canada on the world stage.

The Vancouver Youth Choir is one of the 10 choirs worldwide selected to perform at the ICFM World Symposium of Choral Music taking place in Istanbul in April 2023.

Each choir selected to perform at the Symposium is among the best in the world. We are so incredibly proud of the hard work our singers have put in to reach this level, and we can’t wait to represent Canada on the world stage!

Our singers are university and high school students with part-time jobs, trying to make ends meet in this incredibly expensive city. Asking them to pay thousands of dollars for travel is out of the question.

We are determined to help make this opportunity possible by raising $126,000 to cover the cost of airfare for each of the 70 singers in the choir. While this is ambitious, these singers have worked so hard, and they truly deserve our support! Please donate if you’re able.


The Vancouver Youth Choir is a registered charity, and can accept tax deductible donations and issue tax receipts.

Like so many arts organizations, VYC has had to quickly adapt and change in order to weather the storm of COVID-19. Thanks to the dedication of our singers and staff, and the generous contributions of our patrons, we were able to endure concert cancellations, outdoor and online rehearsals, and almost two years without a live performance.

Now, as we look to the future, VYC wants to do more than rebuild – we want to thrive. Please consider donating your time or funding to VYC, and help us continue to foster the artistry and community of the almost 300 singers in our organization. Your patronage directly supports VYC’s mandate: to develop creative, caring citizens who value contributing to and investing in their communities.

Thank you to our loyal donors and sponsors for supporting the amazing work of the young singers in VYC. It is so clear the difference that music makes in the lives of these young people, and we are so grateful for your help in making their success possible.

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Vancouver Choral Arts Society
PO Box 98813, The W Po.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 0G0

Special Thanks

We are so thankful to our sponsors and patrons for helping us bring our music to you!

Dick & Diane Loomer

Founding Patrons
VYC patrons

VYC Donor Levels

Inner Circle ($3000+)

Ari Avni, Pete Chamberlain, Vaughn Chauvin & Carolyn Shiau, Leanne & Bob Dalton, Jenny Tennant


The Christopher Foundation, Deux Mille Foundation, Diamond Foundation, Edith Lando Charitable Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, John C. Kerr Family Foundation, The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, Raymond James Canada Foundation, Y.P Heung Foundation

Director Circle ($1500-2999)

Aldrich/Pears Associates, Don & Lorna Blake, Sandra Phillips, Margaret Rankin

Donor Circle ($500-1499)

Nicky Anderton, Catherine Beeckman, Connie Buna, Ellen Giesbrecht, Keith Hamilton, Darlene Lamb, George Laverock, Donald Maclean In Loving Memory of Barb Maclean, Isabelle and Paul Milley, Martha Rans, Wendy Rattray, Patrick Roberge, Carolyn Shiau, Nicole Stewart, Jugroop Tontti, Alexander Wu, Jianping Zhu

Supporter Circle ($150-499)

Sam Balden, Peter Bayley, Sheree Bishop, Larry Blackman, Gerda Blok-Wilson, Peter Boyle, Elizabeth Bridger, Louise Chen, Chu G Cheong, Hui Chen Chiang, Wendy Cox, Ted Cragg, Quinn Crosina, John Culter, Glen Davis, Dawne Dye, Yi Fan, Marlene Franks, Christopher and Jennifer Gaze, Lynn Gosselin, Chad Griffiths, Janice Groff, Julie Grundvig, Don Harder, Jerry Hart, Suzy Hupfau, Robert Kopstein, Michael Kuhlmann, Kari Lamotte, Frank Lee, Jennett Lee, Scott Leithead, Larry Lim, Vaughan Marshall, Jaegen Milley, Renae Morriseau, Jennifer Mossop Scott, Ruth Mossop, Art Newman, Allison Prinsen, Lynda Rathburn, Ruth Reynolds, Jane Robertson, Siobhan Sams, Catherine Smith, Brian Tate, Nicki Tennant, Pasi Tontti, Sandra Veenstra, Dion Willis, Brian Wing, William Zwozdesky

VYC Fan ($50-149)

Janet Allwork, Robert Beda, Sharon Bennett, Mebrat Beyene, Jasmine Botto, Corbin Castres, Emily Chang, Siyi Chen, Zander Chila, Robert Clark, Missy Clarkson, Pauline DeCloedt, Heidi Degenstein, Sheila Edmonds, Morna Edmundson, Suzanne Finch, Sue Fink, Violet Goosen, Susan Graham, David Grubb, Charles Jiang, Derek Kief, Tiffany Kuhlmann, Chantal Larrivée, Ka-Hay Law, Carl Lemer, William Marshall, Andrew Massil, Bruce McAndless-Davis, Tyler Milley, Anne Montgomery, Ber Mooney, Michele Peacock, Judy Peacock, Sharlene Petigara, Diana Popowycz, Stephanie Quissy, Carmen Rosen, Devon Sacre, Christine Sacré, Felicity Schweitzer, Harry Senges, Ian Sigurdsson, Cheryl Sluis, Lucy Smith, Madeline Smith, Jonas Stanford, Sophia Stevenson, Trista and Eric Straver, Cameron Tatham, Miwa Todani, Krista Trounce, Michelle Tseng, Bill Veenstra, Janet Warren, Nancy Wolchok, Freeman Woolnough, Joy Yin, Shufang Yin

All names listed above are as of May 2022.