Discover the joy of singing and dancing with the VPOPS Choir. Experience the magical writings of Alan Menken, Randy Newman, Tim Rice, Elton John, and more! If you love Disney, Broadway, and Hollywood music 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. The VPOPS Choir offers 5 level groups that tailor to both beginner and experienced singers. 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

SOLO SELECTIONS FOR TERM 2

Mulan: Reflection

Little Mermaid: Poor Unfortunate Soul

Beauty and the Beast: Gaston

Pocahontas: Colours of the Wind

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. 14 weekly sessions covering up to 3 ensemble pieces. We will introduce basic singing techniques and basic 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. All voices welcome. No audition required. Basic music reading and pitch matching required.

Term 2 Repertoire:

Prince of Egypt: Deliver Us, When You Believe

Disney Friendship Favourites: You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Friend Like Me, If I Didn’t Have You, That’s What Friends Are For, I Wanna Be Like You

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 previous experience, and can read music independently, and is looking for a moderately challenging environment to learn the art of choral singing. 14 weekly sessions covering up to 6 ensemble pieces. We will introduce proper singing techniques, vowel resonance, and intermediate harmony/rhythm skills. Intermediate music theory and ear-training are also taught at this level. Each term will consist of preparing 20-25 minutes of performance repertoire. Audition required. All voices welcome. Basic music reading, accurate pitch matching and rhythmic sense required.

Term 2 Repertoire:

Prince of Egypt: Deliver Us, When You Believe

Disney Friendship Favourites: You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Friend Like Me, If I Didn’t Have You, That’s What Friends Are For, I Wanna Be Like You

Hercules: Gospel Truth, Zero to Hero, Go the Distance

Lion King: Be Prepared

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. 14 weekly sessions covering up to 2 large suites, and 3 short individual titles. We will practice advanced singing techniques, complex harmonies, and advanced rhythm skills. Audition is required. Fluent and advanced music reading required.

Term 1 Repertoire:

Prince of Egypt: Deliver Us, When You Believe

Disney Friendship Favourites: You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Friend Like Me, If I Didn’t Have You, That’s What Friends Are For, I Wanna Be Like You

Hercules: Gospel Truth, Zero to Hero, Go the Distance

Lion King: Be Prepared

Disney Love Medley: I See the Light, You'll Be In My Heart from Tarzan and Go the Distance from Hercules

Lean On Me

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