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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.

2022 concerts have been announced, although in-person attendance for each will depend on COVID-19 restrictions.


2022 Chamber Choir Concerts

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

    • January 28th, 2022 BRIGHT MOON: a concert celebrating Asian communities conducted by Jennifer Tham at Pacific United Church at 7:30 pm.
    • January 29th, 2022BRIGHT MOON: the second BRIGHT MOON concert conducted by Jennifer Tham takes place at Fraserview Church at 7:30 pm.
    • February 19th, 2022JUST SOCIETY: a collaborative celebration of youth with the Vancouver Youth Choir, Argyle Secondary School Chamber Choir and the Focus Choir. Happens at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 pm.
    • March 20th, 2022DIXIT DOMINUS: featuring Bach and Handel pieces at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:30 pm.
    • April 22nd, 2022PATH OF MIRACLES: choral works of different styles by Joby Talbot at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church at 7:30 pm.
    • May 13th, 2022NORDIC SOUNDS: the annual Conductors’ Symposium with a Nordic theme at Pacific United Church at 7:30 pm.
    • June 3rd, 2022 – BRIGHT MOON: a concert that celebrates the Asian communities in Vancouver at Fraserview Church at 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 ….”


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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.