EMBRACING CHANGE, CELEBRATING A LEGACY

March 8, 2019

After 18 years as Artistic Director and Concert Choir Director of The Victoria Children’s Choir (VCC), founder Madeleine Humer has decided to retire as of June 30, 2020.  The 2019/20 season will be Madeleine’s last at the artistic helm of the organization, and the Board has formulated a succession plan to begin the national search for a new Artistic Director.  The position will be widely advertised in May/June of 2019 and the Selection Committee will work hard to find a candidate who can build on the Choir’s outstanding success as both a choral and a music education organization.

A copy of Madeleine’s letter, detailing the VCC’s origins, her fondest memories and thanks, can be found here.

The Board is grateful for Madeleine’s dedication and leadership, and pledges to do everything possible to take the organization forward in a way that builds on VCC’s proud history.  The focus of the 2019/20 season will be to honour Madeleine and her legacy. 

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The Victoria Children’s Choir is considered to be one of the top choral and music organizations in the city, and is highly respected for its consistent professional level of performing music throughout the Concert Season.

Under the instruction of Founder and Artistic Director, Madeleine Humer, and an expert music team, the Victoria Children’s Choir offers outstanding music education to more that 115 youth throughout Greater Victoria.  Great emphasis is given to delivering programs in a unique, supportive and happy social environment, enabling each young singer to develop their skills to the best of their ability.  As a testament to its reputation and skill, the Choir is regularly invited to collaborate with renowned international and local musicians, including the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria, The Tenors, Fretwork and the Pacific Baroque Festival.