FAQs

Does my daughter need previous vocal training in order to join?

No, your daughter does not need any previous, formal vocal training to belong to our choir.

If she is in Grades 1 to 7, we will provide your daughter... read more

Does my daughter need to audition for your choir?

Yes, we are an ‘auditioned’ choir. At the audition (we call it a ‘vocal assessment’ for the youngest girls), we will make sure that your daughter’s voice is healthy and has the... read more

How do we enroll?

Depending on the time of year, we can arrange for your daughter to observe or participate in a free trial rehearsal. She can get a real feel for what weekly rehearsals are like... read more

Is there a costume or performance uniform?

Yes, we pride ourselves on our appearance! For rehearsals we require the girls to wear a BC Girls Choir t-shirt, as well as comfortable clothing and regulation footwear. For... read more

My daughter is in French Immersion and cannot read English very well. Is this a problem?

Choral music and language acquisition go “hand in hand”!

  • What we have found is that girls who are learning French in an immersion program at school, actually... read more

My daughter is quite shy. How do you think she will manage?

The nurturing atmosphere of our rehearsals supports shy girls, as they are encouraged to fulfill their potential. Singing in a group is the perfect way for young girls who want... read more

My daughter wants to sing solos as well as sing in a group. Will she have this opportunity?

While choir is a team activity, in which each singer learns the important skills of cooperation, group accountability and leadership, there are opportunities for girls to sing... read more

We cannot commit to weekly rehearsals. Are there any other options?

To produce the highest possible quality of performance, we ask our singers and families to commit to all weekly rehearsals, concerts and other choir events for a full year. Yes... read more

What choirs participate in rehearsal camps?

Every fall we take girls, from Grades 4 - 12, to rehearsal camps near Cultus Lake:

  • Senior Choir Levels I & II (Grades 8 – 12) has a two-night camp at the end of... read more

What commitment is expected?

Time commitment:

  • We ask all new choristers to make a one-year commitment and we expect full attendance to all rehearsals and concerts.
  • ... read more

What costs are involved?

The British Columbia Girls Choir is a charitable society. Program fees cover a portion of the funds needed to provide quality musical experiences and performance opportunities... read more

What styles of music do you perform?

A wide variety of styles and languages is chosen each year; this is music that will appeal to choristers and audiences alike. Just as importantly, the repertoire is chosen to... read more

Where are your rehearsals held?

We rehearse in Coquitlam, the epicenter of Metro Vancouver. This location affords most families a carefree commute to rehearsal on Saturdays.

Why do you have so many choir levels?

Our age-related graduated system of choir levels provides each singer with the opportunity to feel comfortable in rehearsal, to be challenged, to learn new ideas and yet not... read more

Why should my daughter join BC Girls Choir?

We have a lot to offer your daughter! In short, our program teaches vocal excellence, as we create a wide variety of extraordinary and challenging music in a fun environment.... read more

Will my daughter get to travel with the choir?

Every two to three years, our Bella Voce tour choir members (grades 8 to 12) are invited to participate in national and international tours. Going on tour gives our choristers... read more

Will my daughter have a chance to perform?

Of course! We have a minimum of five concerts per year, two in Term One (Sept - Dec), three in Term Two (Jan - June). Each of these concerts showcase all the choir levels.... read more

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