The Benefits of Choral Singing and Vocal Training for Young Singers

Young people who sing in choirs like ours reap many benefits, above and beyond artistic development and creative expression — from stronger academic performance, to improved health and posture. Singing even helps with shyness and stuttering! Read on…

Come check out our newest East Van choir- the Partitas!


Beginning in the 2016-2017 season, the Partitas will be joining our family of East Van choirs to help create more singing opportunities for late elementary aged children.  This group will be for children in grades 3-7 and will be led by our current Piccolo Conductor, Catherine Campolin. The group will consist of no more than […]

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Summer Concert Tickets now on sale


Tickets are now on sale for our final concert of the year “Fairest Isle: Music of the British Isles,” on Sunday May 29th at 2pm at the Chan Centre. Music Director Marisa Gaetanne will be joined by conductors Paula Kremer and Catherine Campolin in this diverse showcase of the vocal talents and artistic efforts of hundreds of gifted […]

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VBCC and VBYC Spring Concerts- Two concerts for only $20!


Come and celebrate spring with the Vancouver Bach Choirs. Here is your chance to hear Vancouver’s upcoming choral talents in two wonderful evenings of music. On Tuesday March 8th at 7:00pm, come to Ryerson United Church and hear our treble voice choirs in a concert about Flora and Fauna. From treasured Edelweiss to whimsical relationships […]

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Tuesday February 16th rehearsals CANCELLED for Toccatas, Chorales and Chorus


Rehearsals for Toccatas, Chorales and Chorus are cancelled for today, Tuesday February 16th. We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience. We will see you all for rehearsals at the regular schedule next week. Piccolo rehearsals are still in attendance today.

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VBYC and Sarabande Spring Concert


Tickets are now on sale for our annual spring showcase of the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande Chamber Choir. The talented singers from the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande join their voices to celebrate spring. This eclectic evening of music will mix sumptuous choral selections with outstanding contemporary solos by our exceptional performers. […]

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VBCC’s annual SpringSong Concert


Tickets are now available for our annual Spring Concert with the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus! Our SpringSong Concert, starring the Toccatas, Chorales and Chorus, celebrates the world of Flora and Fauna in song. As VBCC has often been dubbed “a choir of soloists” the evening will also feature the individual talents of our choir in […]

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Calling all basses!


Are you interested in singing with the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir? We are currently looking for bass voices to join beginning in January 2016. Find all the necessary info here! Audition Call VBYC  

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Join us for Christmas with the Bach Choir- get your tickets now!


Christmas with the Bach Choir Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 2pm Orpheum Theatre Music Directors: Leslie Dala and Marisa Gaetanne “There are concerts and then there are real extravaganzas…[Christmas With the Bach Choir] was spectacular.” – The Vancouver Sun Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with this beloved annual tradition, showcasing the glorious voices of the […]

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Chorus rehearsal on September 29th (6-8pm) CANCELLED


Our Chorus rehearsal on September 29th (6-8pm) at Ryerson United Church will be cancelled due to unforeseen events. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Sarabande and Youth Choir are Auditioning!


The Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande, conducted by Paula Kremer, are auditioning singers for our 15/16 season! See the image below for more details.  

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What People Are Saying…

Singing makes for better people! The Vancouver Bach Children’s and Youth Choirs provide young singers with remarkable opportunities that will encourage community and artistic involvement for a lifetime. Studies have shown that with excellent teaching and mentoring, these young people not only develop their singing and creative talents but often also show stronger academic performance, improve health and posture, and a greater sense of self confidence. What better way is there to develop and insure this, than through our children a long-lasting commitment to the arts culture of our world? – Diane Loomer,  recipient of the Order of Canada, Artistic Director and founder of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, co-founder and conductor emerita of Elektra Women’s Choir


Growing up, being a part of the VBCC family really helped me gain a lot of confidence and got me out of my shell.  Now, I owe my career to the training I received from the choir!

A. Lau, current VBYC member & professional performer

As a singer in the Vancouver Bach family of choirs, I have been able to train with world class teachers and singers, and perform in amazing venues in Vancouver, New York, and Europe. Not only has this allowed me to develop my skills as a musician, but it has also given me the opportunity to travel, perform, and make lifelong friends.
– J. Knight, VBYC, Anna Magdalena & Sarabande singer for 10 years

I’ve learned so much and I enjoy going to practice every single week!  It is so exciting to be on stage during our Christmas Concert – I especially like it when we get to sing with the entire Bach Choir – so many voices singing together – it feels really special to be a part of it.

– M.Borritt, VBCC Junior member, 2010 – 2112 

As a parent, I have found the VBCC rehearsals uplifting. As a professor with 23 years of experience, the rehearsals have become some of my greatest professional development, reminding me constantly that the best imaginable preparation and knowledge conveyed to our “students” lead to the greatest performance on their part. Ms. Gaetanne often reminds us that Mr. Pullan was fond of saying that the higher his expectations, the better the results and that the choristers had never fallen short of his expectations. I believe we should all embrace that wisdom, just as the children of the choir have embraced and reflected that philosophy in their concerts.

T. Acton, VBCC parent

The VBCC provides exceptional musical education at a very affordable price. The choir has given our daughter the opportunity not only to develop into a musician, but to gain self confidence, and to work with other children as a team in a structured yet fun atmosphere.

– S. Holmes, VBCC parent

I joined the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus at age 8, shortly after it was founded. Throughout my childhood, weekly choir practice ingrained in me an appreciation for the beauty of music, and the pure joy of singing with others. Choir also taught me self discipline – sitting quietly on stage during a Symphony concert, for example. I always remember being treated like a professional. Right from day one, conductors worked with us children in the same way we saw them work with professional adult musicians. I’m sure that gave me valuable life skills that I use today.

– K. Simpson, VBCC  & VBYC member for 25 years!

We’re delighted by the high caliber of musicians that work with the VBCC and the smoothness with which the organization is run. Our children have blossomed under the kind and inspired teaching of  the  faculty. We’ve been with the VBCC choirs for 5 years and hope to continue for many more.

– M. From, parent of two singers in the VBCC

My 10+ years in the VBCC have contributed to a closer relationship with my siblings, opportunities to sing in Ottawa and England, and even helped me meet my fiancee. To call my experience in choir anything less than life-changing is an understatement.

– A.L.,  VBCC member, 1997 – present

Our son has been a member of the family of Bach Children and Youth Choirs for the past seven years. The program and conductors have been superb. They have provided him with amazing grounding in choral music that has opened the door to a multitude of other choral opportunities and  enriched his and our family’s lives immensely.

P. Doig, VBYC parent

It’s been such a pleasure, and great experience for my girls (ages 6 and 9) to be able to sing with the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus. It has built up confidence in their voices and given them opportunity to audition for roles that they would not have otherwise.  A truly wonderful and encouraging environment for children to grow from.

– C. Bowden, VBCC parent