About the Choir

About the Choir

  • Photo of Choir outside Capers The Carol Capers
    Carolling outside Capers on 4th Avenue, Christmas 2005
     
  • Photo of Choir Rehearsal Reading Session
    Reading session at the first rehearsal of the 2004-5 season at Fairview Baptist Church.
     
  • After a successful yard sale - Photo Credit: Nigel Fitzpatrick A Family Affair
    Happy volunteers, in support of the choir, at the end of a successful yard sale in 2008.
     
  • Photo of the recorder consort Millard Family + 1
    The conductor takes a break to lead the recorders during the concert before Christmas 2007.
     
  • Photo of the of the choir by candlelight Candlelight at Trinity-Saint Mark's
    The Vivaldi Chamber Choir sets a certain festive mood before hot cider & cookies break out in 2002!
     
  • Photo of Choir performing with Allegro Latino Misa Criolla
    Sarit Aloni conducts the Ramirez' Misa accompanied by Allegro Latino - April 2014
     
  • Photo of Choir with Artistic Directors, past and present Joyful Light
    Our Christmas 2014 concert featured Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna." Choir portrait with Sarit Aloni, David Millard & Rita Radzikowski
     
  • Photo of Choir & String Ensemble Fauré Requiem
    The Choir, accompanied by a string ensemble with harp, performed the Fauré at St. Helen's in March 2015
     
  • Photo of the Choir at the Vandusen Gardens Festival of Light Outreach Event
    The Choir sings without fee at community celebrations, in hospitals & care homes as well as promoting at least one concert a year for 3rd party fundraisers.
     
  • Photo of David Millard conducting My Heart's in the Highlands My Heart's in the Highlands
    A Scottish-focused season ender conducted by David Millard - June 2013.
     

Rita Radzikowski formed the Vivaldi Chamber Choir and acted as its conductor and music director for many years. The choir was initially based in Burnaby, B.C. and received its incorporation under the Society Act in 1991 as "The Greater Vancouver Vivaldi Chamber Choir Society." As interest in the group grew and membership in the choir began to reflect its regional nature, the rehearsal centre and typical performance venue moved to Vancouver.

Concerts

Typically the Society mounts three or four programmes in a season that opens with rehearsals at the beginning of September and ends with a final presentation in early June. Details of the current season's concerts are here and the Past Season page carries the programme archive. In the past the choir has been involved in open workshops and usually repeats one of its concerts at an out of town location.

Charitable Status

An annual return of financial and governance information is filed with the federal authorities within six months of the fiscal year end. These returns are public documents; search here to view the society's filing.

Governance

The Society's Constitution & Bylaws declare that:

  • The Greater Vancouver Vivaldi Chamber Choir Society is governed by a Board of Directors on behalf of the membership.
  • The membership elect (or acclaim) their board at an annual general meeting which is held during the last quarter of the calendar year.
  • The Board of Directors comprises the officers (President, Secretary and Treasurer) and up to five directors. Each serves a one year term and there is no limit to the number successive terms that may be served.
  • The Artistic Director is a non-voting member of the board and the Concert Producer is regularly invited to attend board meetings in an advisory capacity.

For more detail on our first 25 years click here

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