Artistic Director Candidate List Announced

The Vancouver Chamber Choir’s Search Committee has finalized its priority list and is pleased to announce the names of the official candidates for the position of Artistic Director. It was evident that the keen interest in the position was global, as a total of 53 applications were submitted by conductors from around the world. Each of these eight candidates will appear in performance with the choir during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.

Founding Artistic & Executive Director Jon Washburn will continue to lead the choir during this transition period and will assume his new role as Conductor Emeritus and principal guest conductor once a successor has been chosen.

Mr. Washburn comments, “I’ve reviewed this list and am very excited by the talent, experience and potential these eight conductors represent. To my knowledge, every one is capable of handling this job, which means a difficult choice for the organization at some point, but an exciting series of concerts for the choral audience in the meanwhile!”

Founded in 1971, the twenty-voice Vancouver Chamber Choir is one of Canada’s outstanding professional vocal ensembles and has been praised for its diverse repertoire and performing excellence.