Vancouver Youth Choir VOICES is suitable for singers who:
are in grade 11 through age 24
are passionate and excited about singing
are looking for a choir that strives for artistry, but has limited time commitment requirements
NOTE: VYC VOICES does not require previous experience, however, we are aiming to have a balanced choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). For that reason, all interested singers are asked to participate in a placement interview.
FALL/WINTER 2020 PLANS
Each month, from October to December, VYC Voices will have one online workshop with a special guest, and one small-group, in-person, 50 minute outdoor rehearsal. There are also opportunities for special online projects for singers who are interested.
VOICES will have the opportunity to participate in 3 workshops with special guest artists (one per month from October- December). Artists will be selected from the following list:
Dawn Pemberton (BC)
Karla Mundy (BC)
Sherryl Sewepagaham (Indigenous Canada)
Ashleigh Ball of “Hey Ocean” and “My Little Pony” (BC)
Moira Smiley (USA)
University of Pretoria Youth Choir (South Africa)
In addition to this, VOICES will meet once a month for a 50 minute, small group, in-person rehearsal. During these “in-person” rehearsals, VOICES will be working towards a pre-recorded song for our winter concert.
VYC VOICES TUITION FEES: Cost for this program (6 sessions) will be $150 per singer. As always, we have bursaries available for singers with financial need. Please email Aine at [email protected] for more information.
REHEARSAL DAY AND SCHEDULE: VOICES rehearsals will remain on Tuesday evenings. You can find the schedule for VOICES HERE. These times could still change slightly. Please know that this is a year where we will need to be extraordinarily flexible on all fronts as we react to changes in the virus.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON REHEARSALS
It is important to note that there is no such thing as zero risk - even before COVID. Even though we are outdoors, HOW we run our in-person rehearsals is going to be essential to our singers’ safety. We will have strict policies and protocols around social distancing, hand sanitizing, entry and exits etc, as well as health checks at the door. All families will be asked to read and sign our COVID 19 policy document, and agree to following all the protocol outlined in order to participate in the choir.
SPECIAL ONLINE PROJECTS
VYC is offering a number of special online projects for interested singers. Click HERE for more info.
NOTE: If none of the audition times listed work for you, please email [email protected] to make an alternative arrangement.