As a choir that has been dedicated to creating music together for nearly four decades, we believe music holds value, beauty, insight, and emotion that is hardly able to be captured by any other medium. Phoenix is an intergenerational, vocationally-diverse group of vocalists that share one key thing in common: a love for singing together. We cherish the power that music has to create community and family-like bonds, which is why you will often hear us refer to ourselves as the Phoenix Family. This family exists to share our talent with everyone, and yet we need you to help make that possible. 

A gift to Phoenix allows us to continue to create and share music with you. 

A gift to Phoenix enables us to take care of our staff and provide developmental opportunities for our singers. 

A gift to Phoenix sustains the value of choral music and creating harmony together in our community for years to come.

A Special Ask in Light of COVID-19

As our local Vancouver community and broad global choral community stares into the eyes of the impact of the novel coronavirus, we want to ensure that in times of joy and in times of sorrow that we can continue to offer beauty and hope to our communities through the gift of choral music. Though we have had to cut our recent season short due to the current public health concern, Phoenix has ardently continued to pay all of its contractors, including our artistic staff. 

It is our wish that in this season of uncertainty and unknown, that you will join us by investing in the future of the local arts through Phoenix and our singers.

The Phoenix Family is stronger than a virus, and we believe the power of music is stronger than even a global pandemic. Though we are no more immune to the threat of such an aggressor, we also believe in the important community we have created over the decades to sustain us during this time.

Become a Phoenix Founder

Giving monthly is a small, sustainable way of investing in Phoenix’s long-term impact.

  • Join at $25 / month now, you will be the first to receive special updates and offers on future ticket sales and so forth, as well as a complimentary of copy of Phoenix’s next album (set to release in 2021).
  • Join at $50 / month, you will receive special offers as well as Phoenix’s next album, and two complimentary tickets to one of Phoenix’s concerts in the 2020-2021 season.
  • Join at $100/ month or more, you will receive special offers, Phoenix’s next album, as well as two complimentary tickets to one of Phoenix’s concerts in the 2020-2021 season, and a complimentary season subscription to Phoenix’s 2021-2022 season. 

Thank you Phoenix friends!

Phoenix would like to thank all of our donors from our last two seasons.


Shelley Artuso
Carol Beebe
Patricia Berghuis-Reinders
Patricia Birch
Bev Bowler
Joelle Bradley
Laura Castaldo
Greg Charbonneau
Kari Chastko
JP Christy
Paul Clarke
Eva Close
Linda Damore
Mel Edwards
Anthony Farr
Kirsten Hagemoen
Sabina Harpe
Richard Hollins
Rob Hollins
Susanna Houwen
Robert Hull
Heather Kennedy


Marsha Klinger
Leslie Limmer
Vanessa Ling
Carol Loula
Janet Martin
Bruce McAndless-Davis
Terry Noreault
Sally O’Neil
Lillian Rafii
Heather Remacle
Susan Robinson
Sandra Schinnerl
Olivia Selig
Peta Shiau
Raymond Skrebutenas
Julie Strassburger
Edward Stringer
Neri Tischler
James Wright
Gigi Wong
Emily Zuidema
Nathan Zuidema


Margaret Alton
Nicholle Andrews
Oliver Dalton
Brian Day
Mary A Emmett
James Cupples
Leslie Gray
Robert Hollins
Georgina Kyle
Elenora McGhee
Martin McLaren
Joy Neufeld
Barbara Paul
Patty Ripley
Maia Smith
Lynn Toews
Shannon Thue Pigott
Marion Pearson & Jim Orr Fund


Brian Gfroerer
Graeme Langager
Heather Toews
Helen Zuidema


Andrew Bortz
Michael & Marlene Chauvin
Vaughn Chauvin
David Cousins
Leanne & Bob Dalton
Brian Day
Ed Duda
Janet Nordstrand
Erica Northcott
Rod & Myrna Pearce
Carolyn Shiau
Wim Vermeulen
McGrane Pearson Foundation

Phoenix Founders

Emily Zuidema