In 2001, professional singer and experienced children’s music instructor, Madeleine Humer, created a place where youth who loved to sing together could find the highest quality education, training, and social experiences.
Believing that “music is meant to be shared”, Humer set out to impart her vast experience with baroque, contemporary, classical, modern, world culture, and pop music to children at the time when they are are the cusp of becoming confident artists.
Initial response proved the great desire of children and parents to make a professional music program part of their lives.
Every year since the Choir sang its first note, approximately 60-80 dedicated and enthusiastic singers (ages eight to sixteen) participate in either our Concert or Recital ensemble. Today, our legacy includes hundreds of singers have joined their peers to progress in music studies.
After more than a decade, the Victoria Children’s Choir continues to offer a program that achieves remarkable success. As children continue to discover the history and technique of professional-grade music – and improve their self-confidence through performance – we are proud to know that our work makes sure that wonderful music is shared far and wide.
The Choir is recognized at home and abroad as one of Canada’s leading children’s choirs.
As a testament to our reputation – and highlight of chorister’s capabilities – we earn special opportunities to perform for dignitaries (including Britain’s Royal Family) and at high-profile events (such as the 2010 Olympic Flame Welcome and Torch Relay).
Our choristers are proud to have earned the first-place award in treble at the 2011Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival (Austria).
With a long record of stirring performances, the Choir is regularly invited to collaborate with esteemed musicians, such as Stephen Hatfield, Louise Rose, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Fretwork Viol Consort, and Pacific Opera Victoria.
“To me, the VCC is about…
…showing that teenagers can sing beautiful, classical music, as well as fun songs.” – David, chorister.
…for the soul.” – Amanda, chorister.