Vancouver Bach Choir
ADULT SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Now in its 93rd season, the Vancouver Bach Choir (VBC) provides high quality training and performances of traditional and new choral works for all communities of all ages. As one of the largest symphonic choirs in Canada, the Vancouver Bach Choir explores a wide range of repertoire from the past to the present with passion and commitment. Under the baton of Maestro Leslie Dala, the VBC continues its mission and tradition to share the vibrant and culturally diverse beauty of choral music with local, national and international communities. Through its series of concerts presented at the magnificent Orpheum Theatre, the adult choir continues to meet its mandate of commissioning and performing works by Canadian composers, performing with numerous world class musicians and presenting the world’s favourite symphonic choral works.
Visit our EVENTS page for listings of all upcoming concerts.
If you are a singer of any age looking for a friendly choir which rehearses in the daytime, please find more information about our Cantabile Choir here.
If you are an experienced choral singer and prefer a chamber choir that explores a diverse variety of repertoire from Renaissance madrigals, to a cappella pop covers, Sarabande may be the fit for you. You can find more information on Sarabande here.
The Vancouver Bach Choir symphonic choir is always looking for new members to join our program! If you are interested in auditioning please visit the Auditions page.
At the audition you will be expected to prepare a song or two, sight read, and vocalize. Vocal training and ability to read music is highly recommended.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday nights from 7:30-10:00pm each week from September through May. Rehearsals are held in East Vancouver at the Martha Lou Henley Rehearsal Hall at Vancouver Opera (1955 McLean Drive, Vancouver, BC)
There is a membership fee to join the choir. Financial assistance is available for those who pass the audition and contact the office about the assistance needed.
- Early bird (paid on or before Jun 30, 2023): $415.00*
- After July 1, 2023: $435.00*
- Membership fee: $40.00
- Administration fee: $30.00
- Fundraising commitment: $50.00 (more details in the form below)
- GST: $2.00
- Single payment by cheque, credit card, or e-transfer
- Monthly payment by post-dated cheques, due by Aug 15, 2023. Subject to a $4.00 monthly fee.
VBC Singers who also wish to sing with Cantabile may join for the discounted fee of $175 on top of their VBC fees.