Amanda joined the VBC at 9 years old, and 28 years later is still singing with us!
About Amanda: “I am a third generation Vancouverite with a Theatre degree who accidentally stumbled into international sporting events as a profession. When I’m not on an airplane or chasing the Olympic flame across the globe, I can be found in the Soprano section of Sarabande or spending time in our stunning city with my incredibly patient husband.”
What inspired you to join the choir? “After a couple summers of participating in Choralstage, I was drafted by the late and great Joyce Maguire [VBC Children’s Choir Founder]. My mom loved the fact that VBC contained not just a performing element, but also an educational component that could foster my love of music.”
Do you have a favourite memory of a performance or the choir in general? “If I had to pick a standout moment, it would be when my husband and I got married last year. A group of choir friends, including the Sarabande conductor, Shane Raman, sang as I walked down the aisle. Having members of the choir be part of such a huge life moment was incredibly special, as the Vancouver Bach Choir has played such a important role in my life.”
What keeps you coming back to VBC? “A combination of the amazing music we get to sing as well as the people we get to sing with. For me, it truly feels like a family.”
Do you have a favourite choral piece? “There is something about the rendition of O Holy Night at the Christmas with the Bach Choir Concert that gets me every year. Hearing all of the voices come together is extremely powerful.”
What are you most looking forward to this season? “Christmas with the Bach Choir will be a pretty special concert this year. It will be my last performance before my husband and I welcome our future Piccolo to the world.”