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Join the Choir this Fall 2015

Join the British Columbia Boys Choir 47 Years of Teaching Boys to Sing    

 
 
 
 The British Columbia Boys Choir  has three Choirs in two locations (Burnaby and Nanaimo) with over 75 members. The BCBC is open to boys and young men ages 7 - 24 years that reside in Vancouver's Lower Mainland region and central Vancouver Island. Please check out the video above filmed during the Choir's Walk-A-Song Event on Music Monday May 6, 2013 in Nanaimo!

The British Columbia Boys Choir accepts members into all Choirs in September and January each year.
Auditions for the International Touring Choir & Nanaimo Senior Choir:   Each boy needs to sing a song from memory unaccompanied. Call 1-888-909-8282 or email choir@bcboyschoir.org

International Touring Choir
is open to boys ages 10-24 (unchanged and changed voices) with singing experience . Rehearsals are on Wednesdays in Burnaby.  The Choir presents between 15-40 concerts each year including performances with orchestra and other choirs in Greater Vancouver  and regions of British Columbia .The Choir tours regionaly annually and internationally every two years. In July 2016 the Choir will tour in Europe!  To book an audition please call: 1-888-909-8282    New Handbook coming soon!  Touring Choir Handbook 2014-2015  

 
Internatinal Touring Choir at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby.

The Town Choir for Greater Vancouver rehearses on Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Burnaby. 
and open to boys ages 7-13 with unchanged voices. Boys interested in joining need to be recommended by their music teacher. The Town Choir will perform 7-8 concerts each year and attend a workshop day filled with singing, games and great food!   

In Setember 2015 the BCBC offers a new singing program for ACTIVE BOYS entitiled SongSport! 
 Check Back for Registration Forms and Member Handbook.


 
Vancouver Island Choirs in Nanaimo under the direction of Patricia Plumley. 
Rehearsals are in  Nanaimo on Mondays 5 - 7 p.m. Registration is open to boys ages 7-17 with unchanged and changed voices.   Call for an audition time.   
There are two Choirs in Nanaimo: 5- 6 p.m. The BCBC will offer the new SongSport Choir Program for active boys with no previous experience.

The Senior Island Choir will rehearse from 6-7 p.m. This Choir is for boys with singing experience.
      

BCBC Town Choirs in Concert

BCBC FINANCIAL POLICIES:
The BCBC is a non-profit arts organization whose activities are covered through membership tuition, concert revenues, tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and private foundations and fundraising activities.
In 2007,  the BCBC Board of Directors asked the BCBC membership for feedback in an online survey that related to the Choir. One of the areas explored was the VALUE of what the Choir was offering for the fees collected. Everyone that completed the survey agreed that their son was receiving great value for the fees paid.  If compared to a high-level sports team, the Choir was a bargain during non-touring years and comparable in fees during an International Touring year. Members receive valuable lessons and musical skills that can be compared to other music lessons. Weekly music lessons throughout the academic year would cost more than the tuition that BCBC members pay per year.  
If singing and traveling is the activity that your son LOVES – it is very good value for the cost.

Bursaries are available to members based on financial need. The bursary assists member's with a portion of their tuition. The funds for the bursaries come from donations. All Bursary Applications must be received by September 30. Application Forms available through the Office.

BCBC FUNDRAISING POLICY: The BCBC Board of Directors developed a Fundraising Policy in 1995, to create “an equal share of work for reward”.
Each family is required to participate in Choir fundraising. However, each family may decide the best way for them to participate.

Please call or email our office for additional information. Tollfree: 1-888-909-8282