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Willan Choir

...timeless music, ageless singers!

Willan Choir is a mixed voice choir of approximately 60-70 members. Since 1975, this spirited supportive community of singers has come together every week to work on principles of voice production, choral singing techniques and team work, largely through classical choral repertoire. Members range in age from young adults to seniors, with varying degrees of choral experience and musical literacy. No audition or previous experience is required. Emphasis is on the enjoyment of fine music-making.

The choir performs at least two concerts a year in late Fall and early Spring, often in venues such as Christ Church Cathedral, West Point Grey United Church, West Vancouver United Church and the Bell Centre. The Willan Choir is frequently joined by the VCC Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, as well as by soloists from the classical voice program. Every 2 years, Willan Choir joins forces with VCC’s orchestra in residence - West Coast Symphony Orchestra - to present a major choral and orchestral work. 

Director, Patricia Plumley (please click on 'bios' box)
Pianist, Eric Hominick

REHEARSALS

Where: Auditorium, Building A, Broadway campus, 1155 E. Broadway
When: Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:40 p.m.

The choir meets from early September until the end of term performance in late November or early December. After a holiday break, a second term extends from early January until the spring performance in early April.

Find out specific term start and end dates >
 

REGISTRATION & FEES

Registration for each term takes place in early September and January. To register in advance, come to the Music Office (Room 3205, South Building) to get an authorization form. Then you will proceed to the Registrar to enroll and pay. If you prefer to check out a rehearsal before registering, VCC staff will be in the auditorium at the 2nd rehearsal to assist with registration (payment by cheque only).

A reduced fee is available to senior citizens – the tuition portion of fees is waived.

*Please note that there is a one-time application fee for all new members. All fees, including the one-time application fee, tuition and other costs are listed on the Community and Part-time Fees page (please click on 'Fees and other costs' button). 

 

MUSICAL SCORES & OTHER EXPENSES

Purchase of musical scores is separate from registration. Performance music should be purchased at the first rehearsal (cash or cheque only). The cost of music varies, but is around $15 - $30 per term.

For further enquiries, please email music@vcc.ca.

 

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