Voice Ensemble class

Join our choir to sing and make harmony!

< Voice ensemble class for beginners >
Now new classes start in February 2017. 
Details are here Voice ensemble class for beginners
No musical experience required!

< Apple Choir >
We start next season on January, 2017.
We are currently holding auditions for new members.


We started this voice ensemble with my singing students, but we've recently gained new members who are not my singing students.  We are always looking for new singers to help improve our sound!  If you can read music, please contact me to arrange an easy audition.

We sing in Latin, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and English from early music to contemporary. Our repertoire is varied from Sacred music, to Opera!

Now we won at our category (Class #104, ensemble of 8-12 singers) at the Performing Arts BC Festival.
Details are here Apple Choir 





If you are an advanced / intermediate singer.
Please study the music at home with piano, recordings or other singers before the rehearsals.


If you are a beginner or you don't have confidence to read music by yourself...
Add the private singing lesson, and we can go over the music together.
My singing students in the choir will spend some study time with choir repertoire.


Anyway, the most important thing is...... to enjoy singing together!


Our next concert will be on November 5, 2017.


Choir rehearsals are twice a month at my music space in Kitsilano or Fairview.
Usually weekends morning, we set our rehearsal dates at the end of each month.

Email Ayako : singmonster@googlemail.com




Our repertoire since March 2010 

E. Raentz:  Alleluia fanfare
A. Mozart: Ave verum corpus
K. Yamada: Awate Dokoya
J. Offenbach : Belle nuit Barcarolle from "Les Contesd'Hoffmann"
B. Coulais: Caresse sur l'ocean from "Les Choristes"
M. Leontovych: Carol of the bells
Y. Nakada : Chiisai Aki Mitsuketa
J.S. Bach: Choral from "St. Matthew Passion"
G. Palestrina: Cum tribus vocivus from "Magnificat Primi Toni"
Russian Folksong: De Vita Akasiorna
S. Kusakawa: Dokokade Haruga
O. Lasso: The Echo Song
E. Humperdinck: Evening Prayer (Abendsegen) from "Hänsel und Gretel”
H. Purcell: Fear no danger from "Dido and Aeneas"
J. Sibelius : Finlandia Hymn
L. Denza: Funiculi, funicula
R. Taki : Hana
T. Isobe: Harukana tomoni
Japanese Folksong: Hotaru koi
G. Puccini: Humming Chorus from "Madam Butterfly"
E. Drake: I believe * quodlibet with the Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria"
S. Goto: Karamatsu
K. Hirai: Konpira fune fune
W. Mozart: Magic Flute
E. Köhler: Nå tennes tusen julelys
T. Okano: Oboro Zukiyo
A. Adam: O holy night
A. Toft: Ole sad på en knold og sang
Z. Stroope: Omnia Sol
M. Lauridsen: O nata lux from "Lux Aeterna"
C. Frank: Panis angelicus
Norwegian Folksong: Per Spelman  with Violin
A.Webber: Pie Jesu from "Requiem"
W. Mozart: Piu non si trovano from "Three Notturni" K549
D. Foster: The Prayer
G. Rossini: Preghiera from Mose
L. Heikkilä : Runsasta leipää 
Japanese Traditional: Sakura
Neapolitan Folksong: Sankta Lucia
English Folksong: Scarborough fair 
T. Weelkes: Since Robin Hood
Hokkaido Folksong: So lan bushi
T. Morley: Though Philomela lost her love
S. Chatman: Wasps from Due West
F. Bernard: Winter Wonderland
Japanese Folksong: Yuki
Japanese Folksong : Zuizui Zukkorobashi with Koto

Opera:
E. Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel in 2013
W. Mozart: Magic Flute in 2014
G. Bizet: Carmen in 2015
J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus in 2016
G. Verdi: La Traviata in 2017


Christmas carols:
Angels we have heard on high
W. Kirkpatrick: Away in a manger
J. Murray: Away in a manger
Catalan Folksong: Fum, fum, fum
God rest you merry, gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
O come, all ye Faithful
The Sussex Carol (On Christmas night all christians sing)
Unto us is born a Son

Listing of choirs in which I have been a member of:
World Youth Choir
Japan Youth Choir
Koci Chamber Choir
Madrigals in St Albans (UK)
Hogarth Singers in London (UK)
BBC Symphony Chorus (UK)
Runeberg Choir
Summer Choir
Pacifica Singers
Japan Chamber Choir