My thanks for a tremendously joyful evening last night at Kay Meek Theatre. I am sure your inbox is full to burstin’ (with Broadway!)  open with praise and gratitude for the vitality and happiness you brought to all of us in the audience.I am one of the 80 on your wait list . Waiting hungrily in the wings for an opening. C. Lindsay

 

Singing has changed my life, and I owe it all to BWB.  That may sound corny, but BWB has the magic formula: the safety of a non-auditioned choir that encourages everyone to come out and sing, a group of 100+ people who are so warm, welcoming and encouraging that they feel more like family than a choir, and a director and team who really “get it”.  If it hadn’t been for BWB I might never have had the courage to try singing, and I might never have found my passion.  I can’t express how grateful that makes me.  – Damon H – Bass

 

Time, love, talent and sacrifice from so many have built a lovely community of people that I am beyond thrilled to have found. – Steve G. – Bass

 

 

 

On Tuesdays evenings, for two hours in North Vancouver, magic happens.  120 people of various ages and diverse backgrounds straggle into a rehearsal space.  You can feel the energy begin to build.  We leave our cares and worldly baggage at the door and, as we step through, we are transformed.  We are now singers – nothing else matters.  With Dominique and Caitlin to guide us we will craft, on occasion, a perfect tone, a luscious chord or an elegant phrase.  Time stands still.  We look at each other in awe at what we have created out of silence, for we have sensed the sublime.  We sing, we laugh and we support and care for one another as a family,  Who could ask for more from this life?  On Tuesday evenings, for two hours in North Vancouver, MAGIC HAPPENS. -Robin Blues (2nd year Bass)

Burstin with Broadway is the kind of choir that can become a centrepiece in your life. It is in mine! Our wonderful clinician, the eminent Broadway arranger, Roger Emerson, said at our retreat last weekend: “You only need three things in life: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.” You can get all three of those in spades in our choir. And then there’s our fabulous director – steady and kind, challenging and supportive, organizer par excellence, a selfless musical genius – Dominique leaves nothing wanting – our maestra non pareille! – Marilyn – Sop1

This is my 5th year with BWB.  I love to sing and Dominique has given all of us in the group the opportunity to sing beyond our car or shower.  I’m not an extrovert (and yet not introverted) as many are in the group.  I’ve never felt intimidated or  out of place in this choral group – always included and energized by everyone around me as we sing.  I might walk in feeling tired from the day but I leave so uplifted.  I auditioned for a solo in my second year.  I really didn’t want to get a part – just wanted to go through the experience of auditioning.  Dominique made me feel very comfortable although I was soooo nervous.  Her ability to make all of us feel that we can contribute whether as a soloist or part of the group is a talent in itself.  We are one big singing family.  This is an amazing group to be a part of and I encourage anyone to join and feel what I feel each week. – Maureen Topley, Tenor