When artistic director, Dr. Nicholle Andrews kicks off her shoes before beginning a Phoenix rehearsal, the singers chuckle perhaps, but think little of it.

Yet this small habit, now acquired as part of the Phoenix fabric, has inspired a bigger vision for giving back this holiday season.

Warm socks, however basic, are a privilege. It’s no secret that in Vancouver, the winters are cold and damp and too many people do not have access to warm, dry socks. Phoenix as a community values giving back and doing our part to ensure our whole community is thriving. 

Because of this, we are partnering with First United Church Community Ministry Society and Atira Women’s Resource Society to provide socks for folks in our city who may need them this winter. 

We are inviting all audience members to bring a warm pair of socks* to either of our Christmas concerts on December 14 or 15, and receive a $5 discount off of your ticket. The choir and conductors alike are excited to all be singing without shoes at those performances, to draw attention to the cause and hopefully inspire some festive cheer. All socks will be donated to First United and Atira the week following the concerts.

To redeem the offer (and to promise to bring a pair of socks!) enter promo code “SOCKS” at checkout. Unfortunately this discount code is incompatible with other discounts, but we still invite you to join us in giving generously this Christmas. 

Thank you in advance and we cannot wait to see you soon.

*or two, or as many as you would like, though only one discount will be applied

In alignment with our emphasis on choral education, Phoenix is proud to be offering workshops this season for various community ensembles and student groups with our Artistic Director, Dr. Nicholle Andrews.

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We are elated to welcome Dr. Nicholle Andrews from the University of Redlands in Southern California as Phoenix’s 4th Artistic Director. One of the reasons we were attracted to Dr. Andrews was not only her impressive musical resume, but also her dynamic personality and values that align with so much of what we strive for within the Phoenix community.

Here are some questions we recently asked her, so that our audience could get to know her a bit better.

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We are thrilled to be announcing our 37th Season: Reawakening. 

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Ian Bannerman

In demand as a conductor, soloist, and ensemble member, Ian Bannerman gets his hands in a wide variety of vocal music. We are thrilled to be welcoming him as Phoenix’s Assistant Conductor for the 2019-2020 season under the leadership of Dr. Nicholle Andrews.

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Join Phoenix Chamber Choir with classical solo artist Andrea Bocelli on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

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Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Phoenix Chamber Choir!

Earlybird Auditions happened in June, but our main set of audition dates are:

Friday, August 9, 2019, from 6-9 pm

Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 12-6 pm

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The Board of the Phoenix Vocal and Performing Society would like to formally announce our new Artistic Director

Dr. Nicholle Andrews, D.Mus

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We are excited to announce that online ticket sales for A Phoenix Christmas are sold out!

There will be limited numbers of tickets available at the door, so come early if you are hoping to purchase a last minute ticket!

Doors will open at 3pm and the concert will begin at 4pm. We can’t wait to see you there!

Phoenix Chamber Choir and alumni from the past 35 years sang The Road Home by Stephen Paulus at our October 2018 concert. Members of our ensemble over the last 35 years were invited up to sing a choir favourite.

This performance was recorded live at St. John’s Shaughnessy Church, Vancouver, BC by recording engineer, Brian Chan, on October 20, 2018.