Vancouver Men's Chorus with conductor Willi Zwozdesky
In the twenty-four years since its founding, the Vancouver Menís Chorus has established itself as Canadaís leading gay menís chorus and one of the nationís premiere menís choral ensembles. Under the continuing direction of its conductor Willi Zwozdesky, the Chorus has achieved national prominence through extensive concert touring to Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Victoria and and most recently, Montreal, and through radio broadcasts on CBCís Artsweek. In addition, broadcasts of its 1995 recording Making Spirits Bright, the 1992 recording Signature and this year's release of Elements have increased national exposure. In 1991 The Canada Council recognized the Chorus for its artistry, and in 1994, the Chorus was selected as one of five national finalists in the CBC Amateur Choir Competition. In addition to its mainstage concert series that year, the Chorus recorded J. Douglas Doddís 'Symphony of Sound and Light' together with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Elektra Womenís Choir, and the Vancouver Childrenís Choir for broadcast on Parliament Hill during the summer months. On the international stage, the Chorus has appeared in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Washington D.C., Denver, San Diego, and San Jose.