Welcome to the Vancouver Swiss Choir
We are a easy-going mixed-voice choir of all ages and many nationalities who enjoy multilingual Swiss folks music in choral settings. Beginners are encouraged to join. Under the guidance of Dr. Sergio Pires, who holds a doctorate in conducting , we enjoy exploring a wide repertoire of Swiss folk music with a healthy dose of Yodeling.
New Singers welcome – Old and Young! Do you like to sing? Come & join us now – no audition!
Venez chanter avec nous! Kommen sie einfach vorbei! Viene con Noi! All nationalities are welcome. Our choir sings at a variety of concerts and events throughout the year and in addition to that we always make time for enjoyable social hours together. Please contact any of the choir members below to join us at our next rehearsal.
Silvia Kinvig (President): 604-945-7008
Dr. Sergio Pires (Choir Director): email@example.com
Dorli Meier (Member): 604-853-0890
First Row from left: Marie-Louise Hanna; Marianne Vlek; Andrea Flukiger; Regina Wiedemeier; Silvia Kinvig; Erna Schaefer; Rosy Schuepbach ; Anna-Marie Spaeti; Maja Joehl, Sergio Pires
Second Row from left: Beat Heeb; Alfred Eigenmann; Kim Hong Chul; Rolf Brulhart, Karin Kapp
Missing Singers: Hans-Peter Wacker; Dorli Meier
Our practices take place every Tuesday at 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s the Virgin Church, Sappereton, New Wesstminster, 121 East Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3V7
Christmas Concert: November 24th, 2018
Performance at the annual Swiss Seniors’ Brunch: December 8th, 2018
Annual Spring Concert in June 2019
Participation in the 30th Pacific Coast Swiss Singing & Yodelling Festivals in Los Angeles in June 2020.
The Vancouver Swiss Choir was founded in 1966. From a modest 14 members, it grew to an impressing 62 members in 1981 when the choir hosted the 17th Pacific Coast Swiss Singing and by Yodelling Festival of the USSSPC in downtown Vancouver. This event was again hosted -the 27th Saengerfest- by the Choir with large support from the Swiss Society of Vancouver in 2011 at UBC with a healthy membership of 33 singers under the baton of conductor Dubravko Pajalic. He resigned in December 2018. Dr. Sergion Pires took over as conductor in February 2018.
President: Silvia Kinvig 778-996-8775
Musical Director: Dr. Sergio Pires firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Library/Notenwart: Andrea Flukiger email@example.com
Equipment/Trachten & Choteli: Andrea Flukiger
Kinderchor liaison: Rolf A. Brulhart 604-710-7653 firstname.lastname@example.org