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About

Founded in 1992 by Molly Boyd, the Whistler Children’s Chorus is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Whistler’s youth with opportunities for musical, social and intellectual growth by learning, rehearsing and performing a variety of choral music.

Currently in its 23rd year of rehearsal and performance, the Whistler Children’s Chorus continues to provide positive musical and social opportunities for the children and youth in the Whistler community. All singers 6 to 12 years are welcome to audition for this community choir. Singers aged 13 and older are welcome to join the Whistler Singers – the community youth and adult choir. Membership fees are kept low to help ensure that these musical opportunities remain available for all. No child or youth is ever denied membership due to financial concerns.

The Children’s Chorus is made up of two distinct choirs – Junior (grades 1 – 3) and Intermediate (grades 4 -7).

Throughout each year, the choirs perform at community events in Whistler such as the municipal Remembrance Day ceremony and the Christmas Eve Carol Service. In addition, the choirs present public concerts every year including a Christmas Concert to benefit the Whistler Food Bank. The choirs also take part in a number of music festivals and workshops annually. Workshop clinicians have included Richard Nace, Stephen Hatfield, Elaine Quilichini, Jim Sparks, Gerald van Wyck, Edette Gagne, Lars Kaario and Sarona Mynhardt. As participants in SEVEC, the Chorus has taken part in choir exchanges to Ontario, Canada’s Maritime provinces and Quebec.

Leading up to and during the recent 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the Whistler Children’s Chorus was delighted to have been actively involved in a number of events such as the original bid presentation concert for the Prime Minister of Canada and the members of the IOC at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver), the announcement of the winning bid, the “One Year Countdown”, the “One Hundred Days to the Olympics” celebration, the arrival of the Olympic Relay Torch in Whistler, Whistler’s celebration and parade of athletes on February 12th, 2010 (Opening Day of the 2010 Games) as well as performances with entertainer Norman Foote as ‘street entertainment’ during the course of the games. The choir also sang for the arrival of the Paralympic Relay Torch in Whistler and took part in both the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympic Games.

The Whistler Children’s Chorus is co-directed by Jeanette Bruce and Alison Hunter and accompanied by Allyn Pringle.