Founded in 1983 by Rupert Lang, the Vancouver Children’s has been praised for their artistry at local music festivals, including the International Kathaumixw in Powell River and placed second in the Children’s Choir category at the International Musical Eisteddfod, in Llangollen, Wales.
Throughout its thirty year history, VCC has offered excellent vocal training and a wide variety of performance experiences, including singing for royalty as well as civic, provincial and federal functions. The choir has recorded sound-track work for NBC and Paramount Pictures, provided back-up vocals for artists such as Judith Forst and the Vancouver Symphony, and sung for a diverse range of corporate events–including at sunset on the top of Whistler Mountain!
Along with several local tours, in past years VCC has toured Italy, as well being choir-in-residence at an international conference in York, England. This choir has brought their voices to a wide variety of famous spaces such as Coventry Cathedral in England, St. Peter’s in Rome and Carnegie Hall, New York.
An important part of VCC philosophy includes choristers offering their vocal talents from time to time to local church liturgies, and charity fund-raiser events.
Many VCC Alumni have gone on to further musical studies or have joined adult choirs in the city. In all cases they have credited their musical beginnings with the years they spent in Vancouver Children’s Choir.