Comprised of a group of like-minded individuals who wish to reconnect with their culture and preserve the unique a cappella traditions of their ancestors, the Victoria Doukhobor Choir has quickly expanded to welcome many new members over the past few years. Our ever-growing numbers serve as a testament to the desire of our Doukhobor youth to preserve the songs that form the foundation of their culture and faith.
To read Johnny Popoff's article, "The Birth of the Victoria Doukhobor Choir", click here
What's New for Us?
| 2014-03-14 - Hello Droozya!
2014 is upon us, and the Victoria Doukhobor Choir is still going strong, half-way through its 12th season! This Spring, we are once again preparing for our annual performance at the USCC Union of Youth Festival in Castlegar, BC, held May 17/18, 2014.
Although our season is reaching its apex, we always welcome new drop-in singers, friends or other curious parties who would lik...
2013-14 Season is Under way!
| 2013-09-08 - Hello all,
We are greatly saddened by the sudden departure of our co-director, Jasmine Popoff, who has returned to the Kootenays to pursue new career and musical endeavours. However, we are still going strong with Andrei at the helm and Stenya assisting!
Our first rehearsal will take place tonight, Sunday Sept. 8, at St Aidan's United Church, from 7-9 p.m. If you've never sung with us before...
Zarya: Beginning of a New Dawn Concert this Saturday!
| 2013-04-30 - We are so pleased and excited to present another great concert full of Russian folk music repertoire and Doukhobor spiritual songs this coming Saturday, May 4th, at noon at St. Aidan's United Church! We will also be joined by a new choir of Doukhobor male singers from the Interior of BC, Bratsva!
Tickets are just $15/$10 and are available at the St Aidan's United church office or at the door.
Long Time, No Type!
| 2013-02-04 - Hello, droozya!
2013 is upon us and, although we haven't updated our site in some time, rest assured that we are still going strong.
Our choir is currently preparing a joint concert with special guests (TBA), on Saturday, May 4th at noon, at our beautiful home venue of St. Aidan's United Church! Stay tuned for more details as they unfold.
As always, anyone who might be interested in singi...
Victoria Doukhobor Choir USCC Festival Cancellation
| 2012-04-15 - It is with heavy hearts that we report that, this year, the Victoria Doukhobor Choir will not be performing in the USCC Union of Youth Festival in Castlegar, B.C. this coming May. Due to recent structural changes within the choir's administration and scheduling conflicts facing our members, we have determined that a performance at the Festival will not be possible this year. We are all greatly app...
Happy New Year! What's on tap for 2012
| 2012-02-14 - Hi everyone! It's been a while since we posted an update..
Firstly, we wish to congratulate two of our former members, Laura Planden Thomas and Darren Thomas, on their recent marriage! Please visit our gallery for photos of the beautiful event.
The choir is currently preparing a full programme for the USCC Union of Youth Festival 2012! We will also be joining with our friends from the Lower ...
| 2011-09-29 - A new season of great choral singing in upon us and it's not too late to join us for what is sure to be an exciting year. The choir rehearses every Sunday evening (with the exception of Oct. 2nd), 7 p.m. at St. Aidan's United Church. Be sure to contact us for further information!|
| 2011-05-12 - Wow, where has the year gone? We've had the opportunity to share some great music with Victoria audiences and now, we're gearing up for the Annual USCC Union of Youth Festival in Castlegar, taking place from May 21-23, 2011. Our programme this year is comprised of some of our favourite hymns and folk songs from previous Festival performances, as well as a collaboration with the Vision of Peace You...
Happy New Year
| 2011-01-19 - Hi everyone!
On behalf of VIDCA, I hope that you all had a wonderful and restful holiday season.
Speaking of seasons: Our Spring 2011 season is upon us! Choir practices begin again this Sunday, Jan. 24th at 6:30 p.m., at our usual rehearsal space (Ophir Place).
If you are interested in joining us or just coming out to listen, please contact us for directions/further information.
| 2010-12-15 - The second run of our Christmas CD, "Slava", is now available, just in time for the gift-giving season! Reserve your copies today!
The Vancouver Island Doukhobor Community Association would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season and all the best for the new year.|
| 2010-11-27 - The choir would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who attended our Christmas concert, "Slava", as well as to the many volunteers, family and friends who ensured that the evening was a success. Your continued support and love mean so much to us.
Our first run of Christmas CDs is sold out! Don't fret, though. We are currently taking orders for more copies which should be available wit...
Tonight's the Night!
| 2010-11-26 - We hope to see everyone tonight at our Christmas concert!
Come early - we anticipate a sold-out crowd. Also, don't forget that tonight is your first opportunity to purchase our BRAND NEW c.d., featuring all of our Christmas repertoire!|
| 2010-11-21 - We're less than a week away from our long-anticipated Christmas concert, "Slava". Please join us at St. Aidan's United Church on Friday, November 26th for an evening of beautiful a capella Russian harmonies and a silent auction of "all things Slavic". And don't forget to pick up a copy of our brand new C.D. while you're there! Limited copies will be available at the event and orders may also be pl...
| 2010-10-08 - We're in the studio again and excited for the upcoming release of our fourth CD, featuring traditional Doukhobor and English Christmas carols. The CD will be available for sale at our upcoming Christmas concert, taking place on November 26th at St. Aidan's United Church. We hope to see you there!|
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