Where Singers Belong

PMCC at the International Choral Kathaumixw

On July 2, 2018, twenty-two of our Cantare singers left for Powell River, BC, to compete in the International Choral Kathaumixw. Kathaumixw is taken from a Coast Salish word meaning “a gathering together of different peoples.” We had a wonderful time meeting people from around the world and we got to hear some amazing choirs!


The beautiful town of Lund, BC.

On Thursday morning, July 5th, we competed in the Children’s Choir category along with 4 other choirs. Then, on Friday afternoon we found out that we had placed second! First place went to the Young People’s Chorus of NYC, a phenomenal show choir. They also won “Choir of the World at Kathaumixw” – a well-deserved win for them!

Jubilation at receiving our trophy!

We performed in two concerts at Kathaumixw, enjoyed amazing food at Culacinno’s (check them out if you’re ever in Powell River), sang around the town, hiked, and made new friends. We were inspired by the amazing music we heard all week, and we are looking forward to a great 2018-2019 season!

Looking ahead: Christmas at the Chan with Joel Tranquilla & TWU Choirs (Dec. 2); joint concert with Valley Festival Singers (date TBA); and more wonderful singing!

Published on July 11, 2018 by Betty-Ann Voom

Sharing in Song – May 5

Sharing in Song, produced by violinist Calvin Dyck in partnership with MCC BC, promises to be an evening of inspiring music, heartwarming stories and a window into the work of MCC in East Africa. The evening will feature Calvin and a number of his friends, including the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir, The Alumni Project and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra. A highlight of the evening will be the Moipei Trio, from Nairobi, Kenya. The trio of singers, who are triplets, have performed on tour in the US, have appeared multiple times on Kenya TV, and are currently completing their university degrees in the US.

Come on May 5th prepared to see, hear and taste a little bit of East Africa as you:

  • Enjoy great music from many different cultures.
  • Experience MCC’s work in Kenya and Ethiopia through Calvin’s eyes.
  • Sample Ethiopian coffee, Kenyan tea, and snacks from both countries.
  • Purchase Fair Trade items handcrafted in East Africa, from Ten Thousand Villages.
  • Have the opportunity to donate and support the work of MCC locally and around the world.


  • Adults $20
  • Seniors & Students $15
  • All tickets at the door $25
  • Free admission for children 12 and under

Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the MCC BC Office, King’s Music and House of James in Abbotsford.

Published on March 29, 2018 by Betty-Ann Voom

O Holy Night – Dec. 2

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir presents their Christmas concert, O Holy Night, at Bakerview Church on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 PM. Begin your Christmas season with the clear voices of children singing about the joy of Jesus and Christmas.

Featuring special guest Crystal Hicks, a gospel singer from Abbotsford, highlights include:

  • Three in White – your favourite songs about snow arranged by Vancouver composer Stephen Smith
  • Joy to the World – from the TV show “Glee”
  • O Holy Night – by Straight No Chaser
  • Open Up – by Michael Gungor & The Brilliance

….and many more!

Adults $15 | Students $5 | 5 & Under Free | Tickets available online HERE or at the door.

Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 7 PM, Bakerview Church (2285 Clearbrook Rd)

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir is committed to pursuing musical excellence through performance and opportunities to learn from others. For more information about PMCC and our various choirs, please visit our About page.

Published on November 7, 2017 by Betty-Ann Voom

PMCC sings with Elektra – Nov. 26 & 27

Under the direction of Betty-Ann Vroom, the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir is delighted to participate with Elektra in their upcoming Christmas concert.

Elektra rings in the season in style with what for many has become a treasured family tradition: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra. Their superb guest artist, concert pianist Jane Coop, brings her “spirited, musically sophisticated” artistry to this uplifting program. Expect beloved Christmas melodies, new seasonal compositions, and a heart full of joy when you experience Chez Nous. Two concerts – two communities.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
7:30 pm – Ryerson United Church (2195 W. 45th Avenue, Vancouver)

Sunday, November 27, 2016
3:00 pm – Good Shepherd Church (2250 150 St, South Surrey)

Tickets available online at ticketstonight.ca.



Published on October 28, 2016 by Betty-Ann Voom

Bach & Handel with Calvin Dyck – Oct. 14 & 15

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir is delighted to sing on Oct. 14 & 15 with Calvin Dyck. They will present several selections by J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel. Come and enjoy some complimentary coffee with the Coffee Cantata!

Friday, Oct. 14 – Langley Canadian Reformed Church @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Trinity Reformed Church @ 7 PM

Tickets available at the door.

Coffee Cantata

Published on September 10, 2016 by Betty-Ann Voom