The Big Sing

  • April 27, 2019
  • Times: Saturday, April 27th 2019
  • Location: šx????n?q Xwtl’e7én? Square ( Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) - 850 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
  • Admission: FREE - Registration

Co-presented with the Canadian Music Centre

FREE Event Registration Here:

This Spring the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival will bring Metro Vancouver together in harmony to share in the joy of singing as part of a large group. We're inviting choirs and individuals to join our new free choral event, THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver, Saturday, April 27, 2019 to help us fill Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza šx????n?q Xwtl’e7énk Square with song!

Kathryn Nicholson returns to conduct our songbook which includes:

Lyrics to all songs

Sheet Music:

New this year, choreographer Kelly McInnes has created some fun easy movements for you to learn and really feel our new Festival song, Cherry Blossoms For You & Me!

Sign-up for rehearsals commencing in April to learn the songbook and choreography:

Coquitlam Evergreen Cultural Centre on Sunday, April 7 from 1:30pm-3:30pm - 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3

Vancouver Roundhouse Community Centre Exhibition Hall on Sunday, April 14 from 2:30pm-4:30pm - 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

North Vancouver The Pipe Shop on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30pm-8:30pm - 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B2

Surrey City Hall Atrium on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30pm-8:30pm - 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

Sing into spring while the city will be blooming pink and white cherry blossoms!

See the 2018 event video produced by Keith Blackmore, where participants ages 3 to 83 had an exhilarating experience!

Coming soon in November… 

  • Tutorial “dance” moves to Cherry Blossoms For You & Me by Kelly McIness posted for practice

As it may be a cool spring day, please consider a larger size so that you may wear a long sleeve or sweater underneath, according to your preferences. Dimensions for adult size S-2XL and Youth S-XL are listed here:

More about THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver

THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver builds on the launch and success of “Vancouver Sings One Song” (VSOS) 2018 when our new Festival song, Cherry Blossoms For You & Me, was born. Last year we brought together 350 voices from 30 registered choirs across our diverse communities! THE BIG SING Metro Vancouver is open to everyone regardless of one’s musical background or skill level. This new project is a means of artistic expression for individuals with a desire and enthusiasm to sing which meets the Festival mandate to promote active community engagement through arts and culture.

Inspired by this Festival Haiku Invitational poem:

blossoms bursting
each tree is a choir
singing to the sun

Oz Hershfield, Vancouver

The Big Sing