The Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus is committed to spreading music to our Westside community. Our original approach for help from Westside NSG envisioned setting up outdoors to engage and challenge passers-by to learn a short passage of a cappella harmony. But we were subsequently able to attract a new sponsor – Tours-by-Locals – and their support enabled us to do so much more. We created posters and advertising to invite community members to come by our rehearsal hall on five Wednesday nights and learn singing techniques. The uptake was amazing. Each Wednesday more than 40 community members gathered to work with our guides to improve their singing.
We held the sessions in St. Faith’s Anglican Church. So much thanks goes to St Faith’s, Tours-by-Locals, and of course The Vancouver Foundation which does so much to encourage groups like ours.
Here are a couple of clips from our sessions.

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