Vancouver Cantata Singers was founded in 1957, and has become one of Canada’s preeminent, award-winning choral ensembles. The Vancouver choir has become known for technical virtuosity, fine blend and exceptionally high performance standards encompassing 500 years of choral repertoire. VCS has been awarded the Canada Council’s top prize in choral singing, the Healey Willan Prize more than any other choir in the country.
Led by Paula Kremer since 2013, VCS also commissions new works from critically acclaimed composers which have led to extremely successful and innovative collaborations with regional and international artists and ensembles.
What People Are Saying
"“Vancouver’s gifts to the world of choral music are a relatively recent development, but in terms of diversity, vitality and quality, our choral composers have put us on the map.” "
— David Gordon Duke, for the Vancouver Sun, writing about Voices of Vanc
"“This listener walked away from Bridge of Song with two thoughts clashing in his head, one being that the Vancouver Cantata Singers were remarkable event before Paula Kreme took over as artistic director, and they’re only getting better under her command.” "
— Alex Varty, Georgia Straight
"“The Vancouver Cantata Singers delivered with consistency, another demonstration of how this local ensemble is productively re-defining itself under director Paula Kremer.”"
— The Vancouver Sun