Welcome to VYV – Viva Youth Voices
Welcome to the new community of Viva Youth Voices. The world of music has changed and Viva is changing with it. This change will enhance and broaden the music experience for our singers and bring the excitement back to song.
While we have changed our name from Viva Youth Choirs to Viva Youth Voices, we continue to offer:
- excellence in music education
- exciting performance opportunities
- youth empowered by song
- skilled teachers sharing their passion for singing
Now in our 30th year, Viva exists to enrich the lives of singers, their families and the Greater Victoria community. We welcome all between the ages of 7 and 24 who wish to sing. A brief interview is required to determine the appropriate entry level.
Viva also offers private lessons & coaching in voice and in music theory at competitive rates. Please contact the office for details.
Placement Interviews and Auditions
Registration is continuous. Go to the Registration page for application forms and fee information. To arrange for a placement interview (non-audition), please contact us by email or phone (scroll to the bottom of the page for contact information).
Our office and rehearsal space for all choirs is in the Grace Lutheran Church building at 1273 Fort Street (opposite Central Middle School). All Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals take place in the early evening at Grace Lutheran. Access is via the double doors off the rear parking lot. There is plenty of free parking and the building has easy wheelchair access. It is also close to bus routes 11, 14 and 25.
Past Seasons’ Concerts & Events
- “ISBJORN” – Sunday, November 10th and Friday, November 15th. Viva joined four other Victoria choral ensembles for two concerts which featured the première of Nicholas Fairbank’s work composed in the Norwegian Arctic in the fall of 2013.
- WINTER CONCERT – Each season Viva Youth Voices performs concert of seasonal music by all the Viva ensembles.
- SPRING CONCERT – Each season Viva Youth Voices performs a final concert in late spring highlighting repertoire which includes special guests and instruments.
- COLLABORATIVE CONCERT with “CHOIR KIDS” – performed March 2014 at the Metropolitan Church in Victoria and included a guest adult choir Arbutus Singers.
- JUNO RECORDING – October 21,2016 in studio. Viva Youth Voices performed on an album with Ric Leaf, singer/songwriter, which was sent to the 2017 JUNO nominating committee by request to Ric Leaf, for their consideration.
- CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY – February 2, 2017. Viva Youth Voices again performed for the new citizens of Canada at their ceremony held at the Victoria Conference Centre.
- National Arts Centre Orchestra – October 30th, 2017. Viva Youth Voices were invited by the NACO to perform at the Royal Theatre lobby for a pre-concert performance.
- BC Legislature Light-up – November 27, 2017. Viva Youth Voices performed with the Victoria Children’s Choir to celebrate the ‘lighting’ of the Legislature for the Christmas season.