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Meet Composer Timothy Cunningham

Phoenix’s final concert of the season, Evolve, is a celebration of finally experiencing the beautiful and important compositions that have been halted during the past two years. This spring concert also marks the beginning for new talent and unique voices being introduced into the choral community, such as that of Timothy Cunningham. Cunningham is a […]

Through The Storm with Katerina Gimon

Phoenix’s Season of Premieres is an introduction to new compositions and unheard voices, as well as a true investment in emerging composers, such as Katerina Gimon. With her dynamic, eclectic, and poignant compositions, Gimon has become a distinctive rising composer, improviser, and vocalist in contemporary Canadian composition and beyond. Originally commissioned for Phoenix’s 2020 -2021 […]

Interview With Composer Sydney Guillaume

Phoenix’s last concert of this “season of premieres” will be a moment of closure and remembrance, to finally showcase three beautiful works originally commissioned by Phoenix in 2020. One of these pieces is Hatian-American composer Sydney Guillaume’s piece entitled “Nou La,”  which encapsulates the loss and unrest of the past two years, capitalizing on the […]

Meet our new Administrator!

Phoenix is so excited to welcome Ashley Bontje as our new choir administrator. We announced in January that Emily would be moving on after over 3 years in the position and we could not be more thrilled to have found an excellent fit to replace her in Ashley. She has substantial past choral and musical […]

Meet Composer Laura Hawley

Phoenix’s 2021-2022 season is called, Emerge: A Season of Premieres, as we wanted this year to represent various forms of new beginnings and to be able to commission several premieres from talented composers and introduce them to the Phoenix audience. One of those composers is Laura Hawley, whose piece O the Snow, we had the privilege of […]

Spreading Warmth this Holiday Season

Christmas is not only the season of delightfully familiar carols, but it’s also a season of giving and spreading love! It’s no secret that in Vancouver, the winters are cold and damp and many people do not have access to warm, dry socks, or basic personal hygiene items. Phoenix as a community values giving back […]

October In-Person Concert is SOLD OUT!!

We are very excited to announce that our In-Person performance of Passions is now SOLD OUT!! We are very grateful for all our supporters and ticket buyers for putting their trust and investment in us, and we can’t wait to share some live music with you tomorrow night! Don’t worry though! There is no cap […]

New Ticket Pricing

As a part of Phoenix’s commitment to accessibility and transparency, we have decided to alter how we sell tickets: In this 2021-2022 season, all ticket sales for both online and in-person concerts will be sold for only $10.   Over the last year we have all become vividly aware of the disparity in our world, […]


Phoenix Chamber Choir faced the same excruciating decisions and circumstances of choirs worldwide in 2020 and 2021, and when mere survival was the goal, we thrived. Several virtual choir parodies and successful virtual events put Phoenix on the global stage; and the anguish of political strife, the grief of the pandemic, and the spotlight on […]