Chor Leoni

VanMan Summit Concert

Chor LeoniThe LeonidsVanMan Festival Singers – Erick Lichte, conductor | MYVoice choirs – Carrie Taylor, Melodie LangevinJonathan Krueger, Johnson Lui, conductors

The VanMan Summit represents the pinnacle of our commitment to education and community. It also features the widest range of choral treasure for you to enjoy: from the intimacy of The Leonids, to the polish of Chor Leoni, to the pure joy of our MYVoice youth choirs, and the spectacle of 300 singers joining together as one. Goosebumps will rise as these voices wrap around you and soar into the grand acoustics of the Chan Centre, one of Canada’s premier concert venues.


  • May 14th | 7:30pm
  • Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

VanMan Summit Concert

Canada’s premier male choral festival is back as Chor Leoni, The Leonids, and more than 200 fellow singers celebrate the joy and power of raising voices together.

NOTE: Tickets will go on sale in early 2022 through the Chan Centre box office.


  • Jonathan Woody

    “Together, we'll make a powerful statement about how we see ourselves and each other, and I can't wait to share it with the wider world!"

  • Michael McGlynn

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  • Sofia Söderberg

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  • Don Macdonald

  • Marie-Claire Saindon

    "I wrote Turlutte walking along Saskatchewan farming fields and have continued the walking-while-creating practice ever since. I hope that Canadians - all Canadians - realize that this mouthreel tradition is very much theirs and go try it out for themselves!"

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  • The Leonids

    The Leonids are a world-class professional TTBB chamber ensemble under the direction of Erick Lichte. Members have been handpicked from across North America and have sung with such ensembles as Chanticleer, Cantus, Roomful of Teeth, New York Polyphony, Conspirare, Theatre of Voices, Seraphic Fire, Trinity Church Wall Street, Clarion Choir, TENET, Skylark, and Phoenix Chorale.

  • VanMan Festival Singers

    Chor Leoni warmly welcomes all people singing tenor, baritone, and bass to the VanMan Festival Singers for a life-changing weekend of music-making, learning, connection, and community in the context of a male choir, regardless of gender identity or expression.

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  • MYVoice

    MYVoice is a completely free opportunity for singers 12-22 to experience the transformative power of choral singing, culminating in the performances on stage at the Chan Centre for the VanMan Summit Concert.

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  • Carrie Taylor

    Carrie has been teaching in the public school system for 32 years. She began her teaching career in Coquitlam and is currently teaching in Burnaby, where she enjoys teaching both band and choir. Carrie has also been the coordinator for the B.C. Provincial Honour Choir for the past several years and is one of the Directors of Vivo Children’s Choir.

  • Melodie Langevin

    Melodie is the Director of Choirs at Seycove Secondary, a vibrant school nestled in a cozy town residents affectionately call “The Cove” in North Vancouver. An avid chorister herself, Melodie discovered a passion for conducting while completing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Manitoba.

  • Jonathan Krueger

    Jonathan teaches choral music, concert band, and vocal jazz at North Surrey Secondary School. He is a keen student of the Kodály method of music education and enjoys the challenge of working with students whose voices are developing. His award-winning choirs continue to inspire young musicians wherever they perform.

  • Johnson Lui

    Johnson Lui has been teaching at St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby for the past 11 years where he directs three concert choirs, two chamber choirs, and jazz choir. The groups have won a few awards through the years including a first and two second-place finishes at the National Music Festival.

Concert Program

  • World Premiere

    commissioned work

    Jonathan Woody

  • World Premiere

    commissioned work

    Don Macdonald | Composer in Residence

  • Badhusintro

    Sophia Söderberg

  • World Premiere

    Turlutte acadienne montréalaise

    Marie-Claire Saindon

  • We Rise Again

    Dubinsky/MacMillan, arr. Stephen Smith

Featured Video

Simply fabulous. Can’t beat the opportunity to sing with so many good voices, learn more to improve your singing, hear top headliner acts and sing under the direction of the wonderful Erick Lichte. Just awesome!

Robert Forbes, Festival Participant