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Vancouver Chamber Choir

Vancouver Chamber Choir

The Vancouver Chamber Choir is a professional twenty-member vocal ensemble conducted by Kari Turunen. Upcoming concert performances are listed below.



As of March 17th, concerts in March, April and May of 2020 were cancelled due to the coronavirus. Shows appear to have resumed in September, which marked the beginning of the 2020/2021 season.

The Vancouver Chamber Choir has launched a new digital video platform since then as well. For more information, visit the Vancouver Chamber Choir website.


Upcoming Chamber Choir Concerts

Note: Concert details are subject to change so check the choir’s website for exact details and ticket availability.

  • March 13th, 2020 A Wilderness of Sea: featuring the Elmer Iseler Singers. Located at Pacific United Church at 7:30 pm.
  • March 30th, 2020 Stephen Chatman Celebration: in celebration of the 70th birthday of Stephen Chatman who is a celebrated Canadian performer and composer. Located at Roy Barnett Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • April 10th, 2020St. John Passion: featuring the works of Bach by the Evangelist Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Located at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • May 8th, 2020This Delicate Universe: featuring the Vancouver Youth Choir. Located at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 pm.
  • September 26th, 2020Summer is Gone!: the first show of the choir’s 50th season, scheduled for both 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm.


About the Vancouver Chamber Choir

Formed in 1971 by conductor Jon Washburn, the Vancouver Chamber Choir has performed thousands of concerts across Canada as well as in over 16 countries around the world including the United States, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Russia and other East European countries.

Jon Washburn led the choir until 2019 when current Artistic Director Kari Turunen took over.

There are two affiliated choirs. One is the Pacifica Singers, which is a select vocal ensemble that performs four or so times each season with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, as well as once or twice on its own.

The second affiliated choir is the Vancouver Youth Choir which was founded in 2013 and includes three different groups comprising well over 100 children and youth singers.

The mandate of the Vancouver Chamber Choir is “to facilitate music-making of the highest caliber and commitment.” Their mission is to “make choral music of fully professional character and quality; … to foster appreciation of choral music among the public; … [and] to contribute significantly to [their} local, national and international choral communities ….”


Tips and Advice

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Other Information

Check out the Vancouver Chamber Choir website for more details.

To learn about other similar chorale groups, click Vancouver Choirs.

And for a list of information about upcoming concerts of all kinds, click Vancouver Shows & Entertainment.





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