JVE is a mixed-voice, auditioned chamber choir, with singers ranging from trained professionals to seasoned amateurs.
We are currently seeking choristers in all vocal ranges for our 2023-2024 season. Ideal candidates will have a solid background in ensemble vocal music, music theory knowledge, an ability to sight-read and a desire to make music and have fun! Our repertoire spans early music through to contemporary, with a frequent emphasis on Canadian works.
JVE rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7:45-9:45 pm at St. Faith’s church on the corner of 57th Ave. and Cypress St. in Kerrisdale. We generally perform three concerts a season, with dress rehearsals the day before. Our annual fees are $400, with discounts available for full-time students.
Auditions will consist of:
- A preliminary phone conversation where you will discuss your musical training and experience
- An in-person audition where singers will be asked to do basic vocalization and range testing with piano accompaniment. They may also include vocal exercises, ear memory tests, sight-reading and a cappella exercises.
Though stressful for some, auditions are mostly an informal way to get to know you and your voice, so don’t worry about being perfect.
Please use this form to schedule a time.