As a service to our members, the BC Choral Federation puts on a number of exciting and informative choral events every year.
Chorfest is our flagship event held each May to coincide with our AGM. Highlighting interesting and challenging works, the weekend event is suitable for amateur and community-based choral singers. The next Chorfest will be held in Victoria, over the May long weekend, 2017 with an all-Canadian program to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Occuring on the same weekend as Chorfest, the BC Youth Choir is BC’s premier youth choral experience. This is an auditioned choir of youths aged 18-25 from around the province, which performs at Chorfest as part of the gala concert.
The Choral Directorship Course is another unique offering by the BCCF. The course is aimed at conductors who want to hone their skills, interact with their peers, or simply refresh the basics. It is held over a week in Vancouver mid August. This year’s CDC is open to conductors and singers working with choirs of all voicing – whether in school, church or community.
Choral Stage is our children’s camp held each summer in Vancouver. It provides a stage for kids to immerse themselves in exciting musical activities (theatre games, vocal skills, musicianship and ear training) culminating in semi-staged choral concerts.
Rounding out our regular offerings is Seniors’ Chorfest. Held, on average, every two years, the Seniors’ Chorfest offers a weekend of favourite tunes and choral activities. The next Seniors’ Chorfest will be in White Rock in April 2017.
Our workshops offer a changing blend of vocal health, choral management, and repertoire-based experiences. Held throughout the province, we’re always open to finding a clinician to suit your community’s needs. Get in touch with your Regional Director to set up a workshop in your area.