Finally, Vernon is getting community youth choirs!

The new project is called Vernon Youth Choirs. It consists of three choirs, one auditioned and two – non-auditioned. All three choirs currently accept members. Our music directors, Terry Logan, Jenn Britton, and Angela Sommer, have a wealth of experience working with youth choirs and many awards between three of them.

Why start new choirs? Terry Logan said, There hasn’t been a local youth community choir since I conducted the Chantant Youth Ensemble which ended about 10 years ago. Jenn and I feel it is important to bring opportunities to sing good choral music to young people as well as performing with professional instrumentalists. We both have been involved in choirs most of our lives and know what a wonderful, enriching experience it is.

The added hope in Hope Sings! is that children will grow to love choral singing and in the future may wish to join one of our many local adult choirs, which we are very proud to have in our community.

Angela Sommer adds, Choirs have always been a place for me where we can sing and laugh together.  From early childhood to adults, singing gives us joy.  Choir members learn to listen to one another and develop rhythm, pitch, timing and team work. It is fun to have other music friends. Some of my best memories as a music teacher are the fun times we had as choir groups going into the community and sing for others at events.   I truly believe that everyone can sing and a choir is the perfect place to explore that for all age groups. 


HOPE SINGS! is an auditioned study and performance choir for 10-14 y.o. singers under co-direction of Terry Logan and Jenn Britton. Singers will perform exciting repertoire while learning vocal and choral technique. Rehearsals – on Mondays 4:00-5:30 pm, starting Jan 16th. Auditions – Mon December 12th 4:00-5:30pm or by individual arrangement.

BUMBLEBEES and FIRE&ICE are for those who like to laugh, dance, sing, perform, and have fun with friends. Director - Angela Sommer. No audition required. Bumblebees is for 5-9 y.o, singers and Fire&Ice – for 10-16y.o. Rehearsals on Fridays, 5:30 – 6:15 pm for the Bumblebees and 6:30 – 7:30 for the Fire&Ice starting Jan 13th. 2023.


All the rehearsals will be at the Peace Lutheran Church, 1204 - 30th Ave, Vernon BC.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Regional District of North Okanagan, the tuition fees is very affordable – only $45 per semester.