Now in its 88th season, the Vancouver Bach Choir (VBC) provides high quality training and performances of traditional and new choral works for all communities of all ages. With eight choral ensembles, the VBC is one of the largest choral groups in Metro Vancouver and the only organization that provides choral singing and education to nearly 500 voices from kindergarten to adulthood.
As one of the largest symphonic choirs in Canada, the Vancouver Bach Choir’s adult program explores a wide range of repertoire from the past to the present with passion and commitment. Under the baton of Maestro Leslie Dala, the VBC continues its mission and tradition to share the vibrant and culturally diverse beauty of choral music with local, national and international communities. Through its series of concerts presented at the magnificent Orpheum Theatre, the adult choir continues to meet its mandate of commissioning and performing works by Canadian composers, performing with numerous world class musicians and presenting the world’s favourite symphonic choral works.
The Vancouver Bach children’s program is one of the oldest and most established music outreach programs in the lower mainland. Since 1984, the Vancouver Bach children’s program has developed a unique, multi-tiered program that currently provides incredible choral training for over 350 singers from kindergarten to young adulthood. Auditioned from across the lower mainland, our young singers experience the joy of making music in the company of other like-minded young musicians.
Under the direction of music director Marisa Gaetanne (“Ms G”), the consummate teaching skill and enthusiasm of the program’s conductors challenges each singer artistically and fosters self-confidence that lasts a lifetime. From simple community concerts, to appearances with the VSO, to tours of legendary choral shrines around the world, our choirs always rise to the occasion and give great joy to everyone, including themselves.