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 consists for 5 level groups that tailor to singers with different learning paces and capacities (description below). Level 3 and 4 choirs perform the larger works from Disney and Broadway typically with 4-5 part harmonies accompanied by an orchestra. The Level 5 choir sings all the above repertoire, plus 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 ensembles to help you get off on the right foot. 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 2020, we will be making our 3rd international tour overseas (destination to be announced). Start singing with the Vancouver Pops Choir today! 


UPCOMING

TERM 1: January 7 - April 28

WEDNESDAY 6-7:30PM (ADULT LEVEL 3) (Seat Capacity: 20)

For those who have little previous experience, or cannot read music fluently, but would like an easy environment to learn the art of choral singing. Each term will involve preparing 15 minutes of memorized music to be performed at Chan Centre. 12 weekly sessions covering up to 1 large suite. We will introduce basic singing techniques and intermediate pitch/rhythm skills. Music theory and ear-training are also taught at this level. 

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

MONDAY 6-8PM (ADULT LEVEL 4) (Seat Capacity: 30)

For those who have previous experience either in high school or college, and can read music confidently (both pitch and rhythms). Each term will involve preparing 30 minutes of memorized music to be performed at Chan Centre. 12 weekly sessions covering up to 2 large suites. We will introduce intermediate singing techniques, basic harmonies, and advanced rhythm skills. Music theory and ear-training are also taught at this level. 

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

THURSDAY 7:30-10pm (ADULT LEVEL 5) (Seat Capacity: Up to 16)

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 45 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 introduce advanced singing techniques, complex harmonies, and advanced rhythm skills. Music theory and ear-training are also taught at this level. 

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