Kickoff your holiday with us at Vancouver Playhouse!
Dec 9, 10 at 8 p.m. | Dec 10, 11 at 3 p.m.
The Vancouver Men’s Chorus invites you to a festive celebration of some of our favourite holiday songs and carols as we sample some fabulous seasonal fare. Join us as we celebrate timeless holiday classics from your childhood, moving original compositions, and re-imaginations of your favourite tunes—VMC-style!
Whether you’ve been attending our shows for years or you’re welcoming us into your heart for the first time, we cannot wait to help you ring in the holiday season with some of your (and our!) favourite holiday classics!
We Are The Vancouver Men’s Chorus: The Movie
At a dinner party in the fall of 2015, filmmaker Mark Halliday came up with an idea to work on a documentary style film featuring the beloved Vancouver Men’s Chorus. Over the course of the next two years, Mark followed the VMC behind-the-scenes, captured thousands of hours of footage, and interviewed members of this tight-knitted chorus.
There was no script but, through the interviews, three themes became clear: the VMC has built and shaped a community for queer and gay men in the past four decades; their performances have changed their audience in the most unexpected ways; the chorus has became a chosen family and has integrated with the lives of its members forever. The interviews, combined with clips Mark filmed of the VMC performances in 2016 and 2017, provided an intimate snapshot of Canada’s first GBTQ2+ chorus.
We Are the Vancouver Men’s Chorus debuted at the 2018 Vancouver film festival ‘Out on Screen’ and was featured at the 2019 Atlanta film festival ‘Out on Film’, and later released on OutTV.