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Our History

1991

July – Benjamin Britten’s opera “Noye’s Fludde” to be performed in November and needs children to sing
November 23/24 – Noye’s Flood performed with the first appearance of what would become the Whistler Children’s Chorus

1992/1993

Whistler Children’s Chorus formed under the direction of Molly Boyd
December 21-23 – Christmas Caroling in Whistler Village with the Whistler Singers

1993/1994

December 4/5 – The Mouse of St. Nicholas: a Christmas musical written by Molly Boyd (with the Whistler Singers)

1994/1995

Alison Hunter begins directing the Whistler Children’s Chorus with the assistance of Mary Romanin

May 22 – Signal Hill Songfest
June 10 – Year End Performance

Hakuna Matata June 1995

The choir performs “Hakuna Matata”.

July 1 – Canada Day Parade
Canada Day 1995

1995/1996

December 17 – Christmas Concert
December 21-23 – Christmas Caroling in Whistler Village
March 25 – Telemark World Championships Opening Ceremonies
April – Junior World Cup Ceremonies
May 3 – Year End Concert
May 8 – Signal Hill Songfest
July 1 – Canada Day Parade

1996/1997

Fall – Whistler Children’s Chorus divided into Junior Choir and Senior Choir
September 20  – Opening of Whistler Secondary
October 26 – Concert at Chateau Whistler with Irwin Park Elementary School choir, directed by Gerald Van Wyck
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service in the Whistler Village Firehall
Remembrance Day 1996
December 6 – World Cup Opening Ceremonies
December 15 – Christmas Concert
December 22/23 – Christmas Caroling in Whistler Village
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
March 20 – J2 Canadian Alpine Championships opening ceremonies
April 3 – Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival

Kiwanis April 3 1997

The Senior choir gets ready to head to Vancouver for the Kiwanis Music Festival.

April 11  – Air Canada Whistler Cup Parade
April 26 – Spring Concert
July 1 – Canada Day Parade

1997/1998

October 1 – Festival of Lights Foundation agrees to donate money for the Whistler Children’s Chorus to purchase choir risers
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
November 28 – World Cup Opening Ceremonies
December 12 – Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert 1997
December 20 – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
December 22 – Christmas Concert with the local chamber music group
December 22/23 – Christmas Caroling in Whistler Village
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
March 8 – Vancouver Parade of Choirs at Orpheum Theatre
April 3 – Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival
April 12 – International Juvenile Ski races closing ceremonies
May 1 – Year-end Concert – Food Glorious Food!
July 1 – Canada Day Parade

The senior choir also prepared an audition tape for Disneyland.

1998/1999

October – Fundraising for Magic Music Days in Disneyland begins
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
November – Remembrance Day Service at Myrtle Philip Community School
December 4 – WinterStart Festival
December 5 – WinterStart Festival
December 12 – WinterStart Festival
December 13 – Christmas Concert
December 22 – Christmas Concert
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
February – Roses and Singing for Valentine’s Day
February 14 – Sweetheart Tea Fundraiser
March 8 – International Police Winter Games parade and opening ceremonies
April 3 – Book and Bake Sale and Carwash Fundraiser
April 9 – Air Canada Junior World Cup opening ceremonies
April 10 – Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival
April 23 – Jungle Concert
May 22-24 – Senior Choir in Disneyland for Magic Music Days

Disneyland 1999

1999/2000

September – Whistler Children’s Choir divided into three choirs – Junior, Intermediate, Honour
November 27 – Festival of Lights
December 4 – WinterStart Festival opening
December 12 – Christmas in Our Town (Christmas Concert)
December 20-23 – Honour Choir performs at the AlpenRock House
Alpen Rock 1999 2
December 21 – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (Intermediate Choir)
December 22 – Christmas Caroling (Honour Choir)
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
April 1 – Kiwanis Choral Festival (Intermediate and Honour Choir)
April – Air Canada Whistler Cup opening ceremonies
April 15 – Canada Sings! at the Plaza of Nations
Canada Sings 2000
April 27-30 – Whistler Music Festival
April 28 – As Good As It Gets (Spring Concert)
April 28 – Whistler Singers Reunion Concert (Honour Choir)
April 29 – Reunion 2000 Whistler
May 16 – B.C. Book Signing ceremony (Intermediate Choir)
June 4 – Apple-Sing Children’s Choralfest in Vernon BC (Honour Choir)

Apple Sing 2000

2000/2001

Fall – Whistler Children’s Chorus purchases a sound system with funds from the Whistler/Blackcomb Foundation
September 29-October 1 – Honour Choir Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School
October 20/21 – Langley Children’s Choir joins the Intermediate Choir for a workshop and concert
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
November 17-19 – White Rock Children’s Choir comes to Whistler to do a workshop on African music with the Whistler Children’s Chorus
December 1 – WinterStart Festival opening ceremonies
December 9 – Christmas Caroling
December 10 – Christmas Concert
December 15 – Christmas Caroling
December 22/23 – Christmas Caroling
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
February 4 – Vancouver Parade of Choirs at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
March 22 – World Children’s Choir Symposium at BC Place Stadium
March 28 – Howe Sound Music Festival
Spring – Whistler Ski’ and Snowboard Festival parade and opening ceremonies
April 7 – Kiwanis Music Festival (Intermediate Choir and Honour Choir)
April 20 – One World, One Song (Spring Concert)
April 26-28 – Whistler Music Festival
May 7 – Singing for a broadcast of the Australian television show the Today Show (Junior and Intermediate Choirs)
July 1 – Canada Day Parade

2001/2002

September 14-16 – Honour Choir Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School
September 21-23 – Intermediate Choir Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School

Choirt Retreat 2002 2
November 4 – Gonna Build an Ark (Concert – Junior Choir)
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Fire Hall
December 16 – Sing Noel (Christmas Concert)
December 22 – Christmas Caroling in Whistler Village (Junior and Intermediate Choirs)
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
February 8 – On the Move (Concert – Intermediate Choir)
March 8 – Completely Canadian (Concert – Honour Choir)
April – Kiwanis Music Festival (Intermediate and Honour Choirs)
April 20 – Pitch In Day
April 21 – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
April 24-28 – Whistler Music Festival
May 3 – Full Circle (10 Year Anniversary Concert)
June 1 – Discovery Day and Hot Dog Sale (fundraising)
June 27-July 2 – Unisong in Ottawa
June 29 – Performance at Governor General’s Garden Party at Rideau Hall
June 29 – Performance at Christ Church Cathedral
June 30 – Performance at National Arts Centre Lobby Stage
July 1 – Canada Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (Honour and Intermediate Choirs)

July 1 – Massed Concert at National Arts Centre

massed choir in NAC
July 2 – Rotunda Concert at Centre Block Parliament Hill

choir in rotunda

2002/2003

September 20-22 – Honour Choir Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School
October 4-6 – Intermediate Choir Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School
November 3 – It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (Concert – Junior Choir)
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
December 15 – Sing Noel (Christmas Concert)

Christmas 2002
December 21-23 – Christmas Caroling in Whistler Village
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
February 23 – Choral Riffs outside the Whistler Olympic Bid Office
March 4 – A Celebration of Canada gala for the International Olympic Committee’s site selection commission
March 7 – DWEG Dead White European Guys (Concert – Intermediate and Honour Choirs)
March 16-23  – SEVEC Exchange to Georgetown Ontario (Honour Choir)
March 21 – Concert with the Georgetown Children’s Chorus
April 5 – Kiwanis Music Festival

Kiwanis April 2003
April 25-27 – Whistler Music Festival
May 1 – Rick Scott with the Whistler Children’s Chorus (Junior and Intermediate Choirs)
May 2 – Sing for Joy with the Vancouver Bach Children’s Choir (Spring Concert)
June 27-July2 – Georgetown Children’s Chorus comes to Whistler

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July 1 – Canada Day Parade and Concert in the Gazebo
July 2 – International Olympic Committee Bid Announcement for the 2010 Winter Games

Bid Announcement 2003

2003/2004

September 20- Sleepover and Workshop (Intermediate Choir)
October 17-18 – Honour Choir Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School

Flood 2003

Due to extensive flooding in Pemberton and Whistler the Honour Choir was evacuated by helicopter to Pemberton and then home to Whistler


November 2 - Junior Choir Concert
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
December 12 - A Classical Kid’s Christmas (Christmas Concert)
December 24 - Christmas Eve Carol Service
March 5 – Intermediate and Honour Choirs Concert
April – Kiwanis Music Festival (Intermediate and Honour Choirs)
April 22-25 - Whistler Music Festival
May 7 - Joyful!! Joyful!! (Spring Concert)
July 1 - Canada Day Parade

Chorus on parade

2004/2005

Fall – Honour Choir renamed to Whistler Chorus
September 17-19 – Whistler Chorus Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School
October 2-3 – Intermediate Choir Retreat at the Coast Mountain Outdoor School
November 7 – Songs of War and Peace
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
November 26 – Norman Foote with the Whistler Children’s Chorus (Junior Choir)
December 12 – Sing for Joy! (Christmas Concert)
December 21-23 – Christmas Caroling
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
March 13 – From Here and There (Concert – Chorus and Intermediate Choirs)
March – Pictou District Honour Choir comes to Whistler

Nova Scotia Choir 2005
April 9 – Kiwanis Music Festival (Intermediate Choir and Chorus)
April 28-May 1 – Whistler Music Festival
May 6 – Sing All Together with special guests The Pembertunes (Spring Concert)
May 18-24 – SEVEC Exchange to Pictou District, Nova Scotia (Whistler Chorus)

Chorus in Nova Scotia 2005
May 22 – When West Meets East: A Celebration of Canada in Song (Concert with the Pictou District Honour Choir)
July 1 – Canada Day Parade

2005/2006

October 14 – Great Big Sing – Whistler Children’s Chorus, Pembertunes, and the Whistler Singers
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
December 2 – Great Figgy Pudding Contest in Seattle
December 11 – Sing with Joy! (Christmas Concert)

Christmas Concert
December 19, 21, and 23 – Christmas Caroling
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
April – Whistler Music Festival
Spring – Spring Concert

2006/2007

November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
November – Remembrance Day Service at Whistler Secondary (Whistler Chorus)
December 15 – Sing Noel (Christmas Concert)
December 16 – Caroling at the A Whistler Family Holiday North Pole Central
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
Spring – Spring Concert
March – Ecole Cure-Antoine-Labelle Choir vistis Whistler on SEVEC exchange

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Whistler Children’s Chorus takes Ecole Cure-Antoine-Labelle Choir tubing.

March 8 – New Friends: A Choral Concert with Ecole Cure-Antoine-Labelle Choir
April 26-29 – Whistler Music Festival
May 14-18 – SEVEC Exchange to Laval, Quebec (Whistler Chorus)
May 15 – Concert de fin d’anne at l’ecole Cure-Antoine-Labelle

Concert night - massed 1
June – Whistler Secondary School Grad Ceremony

2007/2008

November 3 – Songs of War and Peace (Whistler Children’s Chorus and Whistler Singers)
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
December 14 – Sing for Joy! (Annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Whistler Food Bank)
December 15 – A Christmas Carol
December 23 – Christmas Caroling
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
April – Kiwanis Music Festival
April 13 – Howe Sound Music Festival

Howe Sound Music Festival 2008 008
April 19 – Sing All Together with the Kamloops Children’s Choir (Spring Concert)

2008/2009

September 16 – Workshop and Movie Night (Intermediate Choir)
October 3-4 – Workshop and Concert with Langley Children’s Choir
October 26 – Chills & Thrills (a Hallowe’en Concert)
October 29 – Workshop with Francois Houle (composer for 2010 performance)
November 1 – Whistler Chorus retreat at Brew Creek Lodge
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
December 13 – A Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ Timeless Classic A Christmas Carol
December 21 – Sing Noel! (Annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Whistler Food Bank)
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
April – Howe Sound Music Festival
April 25 – BC Choral Federations Children’s Chorfest 2009 hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus
May 1 – Musical Madness (Spring Concert)
May 7-10 – Whistler Music Festival

2009/2010

October 16 – Workshop and Movie Night (Intermediate Choir)
November 4 – 100 Day Countdown Celebration (to the 2010 Winter Games)
November 8 – We Will Sing (Concert with the Whistler Singers)
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
November 14 – Youth Sing! at St. Adian’s Angelican Church in Toronto
December 13 – Sing Noel! (Annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Whistler Food Bank)
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
February and March – Olympic and Paralymic Celebrations

Olympics
April 8-10 – Kiwanis Music Festival
April 25 – Honour the Earth (Spring Concert)
May 6-9 – Whistler Music Festival

2010/2011

November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service

2011/2012

September 20 – International Day of Peace Celebrations

Peace Celebrations 2011
November 6 – Songs for a Better World
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
November 25 – Norman Foote in Concert (Intermediate and Junior Choirs)
December 9 – Sing Noel! (Annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Whistler Food Bank)
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
January 20 – Workshop with Edette Gagne (Intermediate Choir and Whistler Chorus)

Intermediate choir and Chorus members participate in a workshop with Edette Gagne

Intermediate choir and Chorus members participate in a workshop with Edette Gagne

April 6 – World Cup opening ceremonies

2012/2013

September 20 – International Day of Peace Celebrations
November 11 – Remembrance Day Service at the Whistler Village Firehall
December 14 – Sing Noel! (Annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Whistler Food Bank)
December 24 – Christmas Eve Carol Service
March 26 – Random Acts of Singing
March 29 – Random Acts of Singing

Random Acts of Singing
May 5th – 20th Anniversary Concert