Vancouver Children's Choir


The Vancouver Children’s Choir provides outstanding musical education and values diversity, giving children and youth from all backgrounds and identities the opportunity to become a chorister.


Potential choristers often start at age 7, though we accept new choristers of other ages. A love of singing, an enthusiasm for music and the ability to read English are all that is required: no formal training is necessary.

We provide assistance to help fund the musical education and training of our choristers, regardless of the financial position of their families. Performing to a professional standard, our singers develop self-confidence and learn lessons that will last a lifetime.

Throughout its history, the Vancouver Children’s Choir has maintained a size that ensures each chorister receives individual attention. Once accepted into the VCC, most young singers first join our Caritas choir learning all they will need to know to perform with Cantate, our concert choir. Joining the Cantate choir is based on the singer’s ability and not their age.

It is an important part of VCC’s philosophy that all choristers begin every rehearsal together. We are a tight knit “family choir” where older singers are encouraged to assist the younger singers in rehearsals and teach them by example in behaviour, as well as through their more mature sound.

Entry to the Vancouver Children’s Choir is by audition, which is simply a time for each potential chorister to come and sing informally to Conductor Rupert Lang.



The Choir’s season runs from September to June. Rehearsals are weekly at 6:15pm and are 1 hour and 15 minutes for the Caritas choir and 2 hours for the Cantate choir. Rehearsals are held at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver.



A first step

Each term we offer potential Caritas and Cantate choristers (ages 7-13) an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a VCC chorister.



Registration for 2024/25 open now

The first step to apply to the VCC is to register to audition. Please register early to avoid disappointment.