Due to the pandemic, our spring 2021 session will take place on Zoom on Mondays at 6.30pm, starting January 25. New members are welcome to join us, please email us for details.
We rehearse at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis at Pendrell (map) in Vancouver’s West End, on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Our performances are on Monday and Tuesday nights in early December and mid May. Our usual Spring season looks like this:
- Monday night rehearsals starting January
- Performances in mid May
To join us, simply attend rehearsals and concerts, and pay your registration fee. You must register and pay your fee ($150 per session, no tax, cash or cheque please) not later than the third rehearsal of each session (Fall/Winter and Spring). Please open, complete and print the membership application, and bring it with you to rehearsal.
No musical background is required, and members do not need to know how to read music. We do not hold auditions. We only ask that you love singing, enjoy performing for a community audience and can commit to our rehearsal and performance schedule.
And, if you need more reasons to join us, check out this article – or this one. It turns out that choral singers are happier people who enjoy physiological, emotional and social benefits from being part of a choir!
Please note that parking is limited in the West End. If you drive to rehearsal, metered parking is available on Davie Street (only after 6PM on the north side). There is also a pay parking lot under the Davie Street Independent Grocer store on Davie between Bute and Jervis. We are very accessible using the number 5 and 6 bus and the community shuttle routes along Davie Street – get off at the Jervis stop.
We accept (and encourage!) pre-registrations by mail. If you would like to pre-register, please send your completed member application and payment to Joyful Voice Community Choir, PO Box 47062, Denman Place, Vancouver, BC, V6G 3E1, then simply pick up your music at the first or second rehearsal from our pre-registration table at the Church.