This spring the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival co-presents with Canadian
Music Centre to bring Metro Vancouver together in harmony and share in the
joy of singing as part of a large group. We’re inviting choirs and
individuals to join the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s new free choral
event, THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver Saturday, April 27, 2019 fill Vancouver
Art Gallery Plaza šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square with song!
Kathryn Nicholson conducts our songbook of: Cherry Blossoms For You & Me by
Tom Landa & Robin Layne’s, Susan Aglukark’s O Siem, The Beatles’ Here Comes
the Sun, and the Navajo chant, Now I Walk in Beauty. New this year,
choreographer Kelly McInness has created some fun easy movements for you to
learn and really feel our Festival song, Cherry Blossoms For You & Me!
Sheet music and tutorial choreography video will be available by the end of
Rehearsals to run through songs and dance moves will commence in April:
Sunday, April 7, 1:30pm-3:30pm Coquitlam Evergreen Cultural Centre
Sunday, April 14, 2:30pm-4:30pm Vancouver Roundhouse Community Centre
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30pm-8:30pm North Vancouver The Pipe Shop at the
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm Surrey City Hall Atrium.
More about THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver
THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver builds on the launch and success of
“Vancouver Sings One Song” (VSOS) 2018 when our new Festival song was
born, and we brought together 350 voices from 30 registered choirs across
our diverse communities. Participants aged 3 to 83 had an exhilarating
experience! THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver is open to everyone regardless of
one’s musical background or skill level. This new project is a means of
artistic expression for individuals with a desire and enthusiasm to sing
which meets the Festival mandate to promote active community engagement
through arts and culture.