Jon Washburn Announces Transition at the Vancouver Chamber Choir
After 46 years, the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s founder and long-time conductor Jon Washburn is announcing his intent to step down as Artistic and Executive Director to become the professional choral ensemble’s Conductor Emeritus. He will continue to lead the Choir through its 47th and 48th concert seasons (2017/18 and 2018/19) while the organization searches for his successor. Once that new person is designated he will assume his new role as Conductor Emeritus and principal guest conductor.
“I’m sorry to be leaving the Choir so soon,” he laughs, “but I should be giving some younger conductors a chance, before they, too, start reaching retirement age!”