Music

St. Andrew’s-Wesley has a history of creating and supporting a rich and diverse musical scene in Vancouver. We are known for the Casavant organ that fills our church with vibrant sound and the many performances that we hold here. From Lunchtime Concerts to Chor Leoni concerts to opening night at The Chapel with KeAloha, we make space for divergent voices to engage our hearts and minds through music.

Music is at the heart of St. Andrew’s-Wesley and a central part of our services. At our Sunday Morning Service we feature the stunning blending voices of our professional ensemble whose repertoire ranges from Renaissance choral music to gospel, jazz, and contemporary. We also invite our congregational choir or guest musicians to perform on Sunday mornings from time to time. Our Director of Music begins and ends this service with a piece on our newly-restored organ.

At our Candlelit Contemplative Service we find commonality and connection in Taize chants and beautiful relaxing choral music. Our professional quartet is there often to play calming and reflective music to soothe the body, spirit, and mind. These services are not only an opportunity for our congregation to join in singing the chants, but also for individuals to perform solos from their own repertoire. The service concludes with a peaceful postlude played or sung by our Director of Music.

Lunchtime Concerts

Thursdays at 12:30pm in the Sanctuary

Spice up your lunch hour by bringing your bagged lunch and treating yourself to some of Vancouver’s best musical offerings! This by-donation concerts features classical, gospel, jazz, global music and more! Check out our events calendar to find out more.

United in Voice

Sanctuary Choir

 

Weekly Sunday rehearsals 11:30-12:30. The Salons, 1018 Nelson Street.

One performance at the end of the month in the 10am Sunday morning worship. Love to sing a wide range of music, from classical to jazz, carols to folk, sacred to top 40? Our non-auditioned choir helps bring out your best sound as you make friends and sing in a gorgeous church sanctuary. To sign up and for more details please email
music@standrewswesley.com

City Lights Gospel Choir

2nd Thursday of the month 7-8:30pm for practices. The Salons, 1018 Nelson Street. 3rd Sunday of the month in the 10am service at St Andrew’s Wesley United Church. 

Can I get a hallelujah? Come and explore the rich tradition of gospel and contemporary Christian music in this progressive, fun, non-auditioned choir.  To sign up and for more details please email c.allison@standrewswesley.com

West End Children's Choir

Thursdays 6.00pm-6.45pm. The Salons, 1018 Nelson St. 

Learn how to sing! Deepen your love of music whilst making new friends and sing fun songs in a variety of different styles including songs from Frozen and The Lion King and songs/carols for Christmas. 

Suitable for ages 5-11 from across Vancouver.

Suggestion donation of $20 a term. This includes tuition, a T-shirt and all the music and mp3’s to help learn at home! To sign up and for more details please email wecc@standrewswesley.com

West End Youth Choir

Starting in 2023

Learn how to sing! Deepen your love of music whilst making new friends and sing fun
popular hits, songs from musicals such as The Greatest Showman and songs/carols
for Christmas. 

Suitable for ages 11-18 from across Vancouver.

Suggestion donation of $20 a term. This includes tuition, a T-shirt and all the music and mp3’s to help learn at home! To sign up and for more details please email weyc@standrewswesley.com

West End Singers

Saturdays 11-1pm. The Salons, 1018 Nelson Street. 

Let your inner Broadway star out in this fun, free non-auditioned community choir that sings hot West End, Broadway and Hollywood hits from La La land, Hamilton, Les Mis and more! 

To sign up and for more details please email wes@standrewswesley.com