Join the Choir

There are two ways to become a member of The Victoria Good News Choir Society. The first is the requirement of wanting to sing. If you can read music, you're welcome to join the choir. If you've never read a note of music in your whole life, you're just as welcome.

After making the decision to join the choir there is a second requirement. It is payment of the choir's annual fees. The fees are set by the choir's Board. Payment arrangements can almost always be made if you just let someone know.

The choir is NOT:
- a religious group
- affiliated with a particular sect or denomination
- a gospel choir

The choir's mission statement says simply: "The Victoria Good News Choir Society is a choir inspired by community interest, enthusiasm and the sheer joy of singing together. It is a living process guided by an energy and a wholeness of its own, where ALL are welcome."

We offer:
The opportunity for anyone who wants to sing to do so without having to audition

The opportunity to sing a varied repertoire and perform in different environments

A place where individuals are respected for the gifts they bring

A place to learn, serve and grow

Rehearsals are held at 7:30 PM each Tuesday from mid-September to June at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue. Additional rehearsals on Saturdays at 10:00 AM will commence in September as well. The first Saturday rehearsal is on Sept. 20 and will be at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road.

For further information please phone 250-658-1946 or click on the 'contact us' link on the left side of this page and email us with your question or comment. You'll receive a response just as soon as humanly possible. Map PDF

To be part of The Victoria Good News Choir Society is to be uplifted, warmed and empowered by the exhilarating musical and spiritual energy you produce. It is to be part of an energy whose time has come. You will have an unforgettable experience in the company of The Victoria Good News Choir Society. Good News indeed!


Registration Fees for the 2014-2015 Season

Adult Membership fees:
2014-15 Season: One person $320; Couples $490
Fall Session: One person $170; Couples $255 Spring Session: One Person $170; Couples $255
New Member: First Session only $85.00

Family Membership fees:
2014-15 Season: Adult Member $80
Fall Session: $40 Spring Session: $40
2014-15 Season: First Youth/Child Member $80
Fall Session: $40 Spring Session: $40
2014-15 Season: Additional Youth/Child Member(s) $40
Fall Session: $20 Spring Session: $20

Youth/Child Membership fees:
2014-15 Season: $80.00
Fall Session: $40.00 Spring Session: $40.00
Youth/Child Members are under 19 years of age.
Children 7 years and under must be accompanied by an adult who is singing in the choir.

A limited number of bursaries is available.

All fees for the first session are due by the end of September.
Payment by post-dated cheques is acceptable for the entire 2014-2015 season membership and the full amount must be paid by Christmas.
Visitors are welcome to attend two rehearsals without charge while they decide if this is the choir they would like to join.