Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 7:30pm – 9pm
Group 10+: 10% off any ticket price
BIOGRAPHY, Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir
VWMC was formed in 1980 by Welsh singing enthusiasts, and is now one of Canada’s largest non-profit auditioned male choirs with close to a hundred singers of diverse ethnic backgrounds. It tours provincially each year; internationally about every three years. The choir maintains a Welsh singing tradition within a varied repertoire of folk songs, spirituals, show tunes, and Canadiana.
VWMC has toured Europe, the U.S., United Kingdom, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. It represented Canada at Canada’s Expo 86, Australia’s Expo 88, Holland’s End of WWII Liberation Day Celebration in 1995, the founding of St.Petersburg 300th Anniversary celebrations in Russia, and a Millennium gala concert at Royal Albert Hall, London.
It returned to the UK in 2012, touring England, Wales and Scotland with a mass choir finish in London to celebrate the Olympiad. In 2017 it toured France, Belgium and Netherlands to honour the fallen, performing at Vimy Ridge, Menin Gate, Juneau Beach, delivering memorable charitable concerts along the route.
Its Christmas concert series is a Vancouver and Fraser Valley perennial favourite, where audiences are treated to a choral blend of traditional and unique seasonal music, always evoking thoughts of kindness, reverence and humour. The VWMC invites accomplished local school choirs to share the stage at Christmas, an opportunity for young choristers to perform to outside audiences.
Consummate professionals Music Director Jonathan Quick and Accompanist/Assistant Music Director Karen Lee Morlang ensure that VWMCs male amateur vocalists experience and deliver the joy of singing, from the heart.
The choir produces CDs of its music, available at concerts and online at vwmc.ca