Discover the joy of singing with the VPOPS Choir. Experience the magical writings of Alan Menken, Randy Newman, Tim Rice, Elton John, and more! The VPOPS Choir offers 5 levels that tailor to both beginner and experienced singers. If you love Disney and Broadway with rich sensational harmonies with a full orchestral backing, then this is the place for you. In addition, we also perform exciting a cappella music with tunes inspired by contemporary vocal groups such as Pentatonix, Rajaton, The Real Group, and the King's Singers. Beginners can also check out our level 1 and 2 Choir to help you get off on the right foot. No audition required! Founded in 2010, the VPOPS Choir has made appearances around the city, at the Chan Centre, at Carnegie Hall NYC, and Suginami Koukaido, Tokyo, Japan. In 2021, we will be making our 3rd international tour to Seoul, South Korea. Start singing with the Vancouver Pops Choir today! 


LEVEL 1 & 2: See Beginner Programs

LEVEL 3 - WEDNESDAY 6-7:30PM (20 Seats)

For those who have little previous experience, or cannot read music fluently, and is looking for an easy environment to learn the art of choral singing. 12 weekly sessions covering up to 5 ensemble pieces. We will introduce basic proper singing techniques and intermediate pitch/rhythm skills. Basic music theory and ear-training are also taught at this level. Each term will consist of preparing 10-15 minutes of performance repertoire. No audition required. All voices welcome.

Term 1 Repertoire:

Grease: We Go Together, Grease Lightning, Born to Hand Jive, Beauty School Dropout, You’re the one that I want

What You’ll Learn:

Solfege Patterns: Major and Minor Scale, Major and Minor Triads

Harmonizing: 3rd's and 6th's

Rhythm: Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests plus dotted rhythms and ties, and counting systems

Other: Vowel resonance, dynamics, and breath control

LEVEL 4 - MONDAY 6-8PM (30 Seats)

For those who have little previous experience, or cannot read music fluently, and is looking for an easy environment to learn the art of choral singing. 12 weekly sessions covering up to 5 ensemble pieces. We will introduce basic proper singing techniques and intermediate pitch/rhythm skills. Basic music theory and ear-training are also taught at this level. Each term will consist of preparing 20-25 minutes of performance repertoire. No audition required. All voices welcome.

Term 1 Repertoire:

Grease: We Go Together, Grease Lightning, Born to Hand Jive, Beauty School Dropout, You’re the one that I want

Greatest Showman: This Is Me, A Million Dreams, The Greatest Show, Never Enough, Come Alive, From Now On, Rewrite the Stars

What You’ll Learn:

Solfege Patterns: Major and Minor Scale, Major and Minor Triads, Whole Tones and Semitones, Chromatic Scales

Harmonizing: 3rd's, 6th's, 5th's, and 4th's

Rhythm: Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests plus dotted rhythms and ties, and counting systems

Other: Vowel resonance, articulation, dynamics, phrasing and breath control

LEVEL 5 - THURSDAY 7:00-9:30pm (20 Seats)

For the most musically apt, who have had much previous experience in other choirs, can sight read fluently, can tune sensitively and harmonize complex chords, and can hold their own part without assistance. Each term will involve preparing 40 minutes of memorized music to be performed at Chan Centre. Each term will involve preparing 40 minutes of memorized music to be performed at Chan Centre. 12 weekly sessions covering up to 2 large suites, and 4 short individual titles. We will practice advanced singing techniques, complex harmonies, and advanced rhythm skills. Audition is required.

Term 1 Repertoire:

Grease: We Go Together, Grease Lightning, Born to Hand Jive, Beauty School Dropout, You’re the one that I want

Greatest Showman: This Is Me, A Million Dreams, The Greatest Show, Never Enough, Come Alive, From Now On, Rewrite the Stars

Wicked: What is this Feeling?, Popular, Dancing through Life, One Short Day, I’m not that girl, For Good, Defying Gravity

What You’ll Learn:

Solfege Patterns: Major and Minor Scale, Major and Minor Triads, Whole Tones and Semitones, Chromatic Scales, 7th Chords, Modes

Harmonizing: 3rd's, 6th's, 5th's, 4th's, 7th, and 2nd's

Rhythm: All Rhythms

Other: Vowel resonance, articulation, dynamics, phrasing, breath control, vibrato, and blend

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"A brilliant place to make beautiful music and everlasting friendships! The Vancouver Pops will encourage you to practice your art and become a much more confident performer, whether you sing or play an instrument. I would highly recommend people of all experience levels to join!"

- Rachel Wong, Alto Singer