We are thrilled to announce the Vancouver Cantata Singers has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Canada Council for the Arts Healey Willan Prize for Best Performance at the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. The VCS was also awarded First Place in the Adult Mixed-Voice Category, Best Performance of a Canadian Work in all Categories and Second Place in the Contemporary Category.
It is an honour and a privilege to be chosen as the recipient of this award for the fourth time in our 60-year history. We are proud to be acknowledged from an outstanding field of Canadian choral ensembles.
The Healey Willan Prize is awarded to the choir that distinguished itself by its musicianship, technique and choice of program as determined by a panel of esteemed choral conductors. The competition inspires amateur Canadian choirs to strive for excellence in the creation and performance of Canadian works. The Canada Council supports Choral Canada to organize this important competition which takes place every other year (Canada Council).