Island Voices celebrate 20 years of musical excellence

October 18, 2017

It was the spring of 1997 and a group of Campbell River Singers was chatting in the local pub. Frances Keen shared her secret dream with friends: “I’ve always wanted to have a first rate a cappella chamber choir.” “What’s stopping you?” was the reply. The seed was sown, and within a few months, 16 […]

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Singabration II inspires singers in 100 Mile House

October 18, 2017

Timing was everything!  Tenacity and perseverance for the love of choral singing and determination to bring the Kamloops/Cariboo community of choristers together. After a devastating summer of wildfires where most of the Eclectica Community Choir in 100 Mile House were affected by great losses and evacuations, they enthusiastically went ahead with plans from the Spring […]

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The BCCF fondly remembers: Dick Hibberd and Sue Milne

October 5, 2017

The British Columbia Choral Federation is saddened to announce the recent passing of two former board members, Dick Hibberd (Powell River) and Sue Milne (Gibsons), and wishes to offer its warm condolences to their families. Dick Hibberd passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 26, a few weeks shy of his 91st birthday and 67th wedding […]

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BCCF announces ‘Light Up the Choirs’ fundraiser for wildfire relief

August 18, 2017

Benefit concerts scheduled for September 22-24 around Metro Vancouver Here in the Lower Mainland, we’ve had to deal with no worse than a couple of weeks of smoky atmosphere, and some spectacular sunrises and sunsets.  In other areas of the province, communities have been burnt out, homes and livestock destroyed, businesses have ceased to function, and people […]

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