The Vancouver Gaelic Choir
Coisir Ghaidhlig Bhancoubhair
Conductor: Dubravko Pajalic
For more than a century Vancouver has been home to people singing in Scottish Gaelic. For the most part, the traditional forms of singing were preserved by individuals and groups at ceilidhs in their homes, or at ceilidh-concerts at the Scottish Cultural Centre and other venues. Unison choirs grew out of this tradition.
The Vancouver Gaelic Choir has been entertaining audiences since 1983. Now, celebrating our 32nd year as a community choir we have performed for various community organizations at concerts, ceilidhs, festivals and cultural events in B.C. and beyond, singing, preserving and sharing the rich Gaelic musical heritage of Scotland and North America.
The choir has represented B.C. and Canada at the Royal National Mòd, Scotland's premier Gaelic music festival, in 1985, 1988, 1993 and 1997. In August 2000, the choir participated in a very successful concert tour of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, performing at Highland Village days, at Ceilidhs, Churches and St. Ann's Gaelic College.