You may know the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir as one of BC’s premier performing groups that has been entertaining audiences locally and around the world for 40 years. While maintaining the important Celtic male choral tradition, we have created a unique Vancouver choir which is cosmopolitan and includes 95 singing members from 24 different cultural backgrounds. We’re proud of our contribution to the Vancouver Arts Scene and have every intention of continuing for the next 40 years – despite current Covid challenges!
Did you also know that, over the years, the income from our performances has allowed us to support a number of community programmes? Your financial support will help us cover the continuing costs to maintain the choir and its programmes. You can find out more about these below.
For now, to keep our audiences and ourselves safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be performing any live concerts until the authorities say we can. However, we’re still working with our professional musicians to be ready to pick up again as soon as circumstances allow through online and small group rehearsals. Your donation will help to keep us “concert ready” so that as soon as it is safe to do so we can return to sharing the joy of singing with our audiences and supporting our community initiatives.
Please see below for the ways in which we recognise our donors.
Sharing concerts with high school choirs, bursaries for music students and a new partnership with St. James Music Academy, which offers music instruction to disadvantaged children in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
We are proud to offer them high quality familiar music at an accessible price, especially at our annual November Remembrance concerts and our Christmas series has become part of the seasonal celebration for many. We also offer complimentary tickets to each to seniors and shut-ins, who would not otherwise be able to attend. Like all Canadians, we’ve been so saddened to see the images of seniors isolated from their loved ones and the things that give them pleasure during Covid-19 restrictions. So we’re working on a way to sing to care homes and shut-ins online.
Not only around BC, but across Canada, and throughout the world, in countries as diverse as Russia and Australia. Highlights include participating in VE and Liberation Day events in the Netherlands, and of course performing with Celtic choirs from around the world at both the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London.
All donations $20 and above will receive a charitable tax receipt.
The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir is a registered non-profit organization-Charitable Tax #119282341RR0001.