National and International Tours

Every two to three years, our Bella Voce choir members (grades 8-12) are given the opportunity to participate in a tour. Going on national and international tours gives our choristers:

  • Exceptional performance opportunities
  • Life-changing multicultural experiences
  • Confidence and independence

The British Columbia Girls Choir has been fortunate to see much of the world and sing in some famous and interesting venues: Yorkminster and Salzburg Cathedrals; Beijing and Shanghai concert halls and the Sydney Opera House; in the garden where the Sound of Music was filmed; in a train tunnel, a sub-terranean cave, on live Croatian National tv; and with numerous professional orchestras and ensembles.

Here is our list of tours over the past two decades:

  • 2018 England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
  • 2017 Banff, Canada
  • 2015 Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy
  • 2014 Oregon, USA
  • 2013 Costa Rica
  • 2011 Utah, USA
  • 2009 England, Scotland, Germany
  • 2008 Sunshine Coast, Canada
  • 2006 China
  • 2004 Vancouver Island, Canada (as the formerly named AcademyWest Schola Cantorum)
  • 2000 Australia (as the formerly named AcademyWest Schola Cantorum)

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our proposed tours of 2020 and 2021 were cancelled. We anticipate a domestic tour being planned for the 2023-2024 season.