Vancouver Chamber Choir

Last updated: January 31, 2023

Founded by Jon Washburn in 1971 and now led by Artistic Director Kari Turunen (since 2019), the Vancouver Chamber Choir is one of Canada’s premier professional choral ensembles, ranking with the handful of North America’s best professional choruses and noted for its diverse repertoire and performing excellence.

The choir has presented concerts at home in Vancouver and on tour across Canada and around the world. Honoured with the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence by Chorus America, the choir has performed countless concerts and broadcasts, released 36 recordings and received numerous awards. Foremost supporters of Canadian music, they are responsible for commissions and premieres of nearly 400 choral works by 150 composers and arrangers, most of whom are Canadian.