Vocal and instrumental ensembles

Community members and all non-music 鶹ýAV students are welcome to join any of the Music Department's ensembles alongside students in one of the music programs. All ensembles rehearse and perform at the New Westminster campus. 

All ensembles require an audition before registration is possible. Further information about how to audition can be found in the ensemble descriptions. 

Please note that students currently enrolled in a 鶹ýAV music program have registration priority for all ensembles. 

 

CHORUS | CRN

The 鶹ýAV Chorus performs major works from the Western Classical repertoire in addition to shorter works of various styles. Chorus performs once or twice each semester. Previous choral experience and the ability to read music is required.  

Prerequisite: by audition. Auditions take place in early September and January every year. To arrange for an audition, please contact Eric Hannan at hannane@douglascollege.ca.

Winter 2024 

January 5 - April 12

Tuesday 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Instructor: Eric Hannan

Location: Laura C. Muir Theatre, New Westminster Campus

Fee: $95.00 + GST

CHORALE | CRN

Chorale, 鶹ýAV’s highly esteemed chamber choir, performs music from a variety of genres and eras including the classical repertoire, jazz, and folk songs. Each year, Chorale does a number of performances both on campus and in the community. This ensemble rehearses twice a week. Previous choral experience and the ability to read music is required.  

Prerequisite: by audition. Auditions take place in early September and January every year. To arrange for an audition, please contact Eric Hannan at hannane@douglascollege.ca.

Winter 2024 

January 5 - April 12

Monday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Eric Hannan

Location: Laura C. Muir Theatre, New Westminster Campus

Fee: $95.00 + GST

CONCERT BAND | CRN

The 鶹ýAV Concert Band rehearses and performs intermediate to advanced repertoire in a variety of musical styles. Rehearsals focus on preparing repertoire for end of semester concerts. 

Prerequisite: by audition. To request an audition, please contact commusic@douglascollege.ca.

Winter 2024 

January 5 - April 12

Wednesday 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Mark D’Angelo

Location: Laura C. Muir Theatre, New Westminster Campus

Fee: $95.00 + GST

JAZZ ENSEMBLE | CRN

The Jazz Ensemble performs classics from the jazz tradition as well as contemporary pieces. Musicians with at least 3 years of experience are welcome to audition. Admission to this band is by audition and is based on available seats. 

Prerequisite: by audition. To request an audition, please contact commusic@douglascollege.ca.

Winter 2024 

January 5 - April 12

Tuesday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Instructor: Mark D’Angelo

Location: Laura C. Muir Theatre, New Westminster Campus

Fee: $95.00 + GST

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE | CRN

Musicians with percussion, drum set, and keyboard instruments (e.g. piano) experience are welcome to audition for the 鶹ýAV Percussion Ensemble.  Knowledge of snare drum technique and mallet keyboard technique is recommended. Repertoire will include traditional percussion ensemble music as well as music from numerous countries. Admission to this ensemble is by audition and is based on available seats. The band is available during the Fall and Winter semesters only (Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr).

Prerequisite: by audition. To request an audition, please contact commusic@douglascollege.ca.

Winter 2024 

January 5 - April 12

Wednesday 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Instructor: Aaron Graham

Location: Laura C. Muir Theatre, New Westminster Campus

Fee: $95.00 + GST

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