Carrie Tennant


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On top of her work with the Vancouver Youth Choir and Coastal Sound, Carrie has held conducting positions with the Vancouver Chor Leoni MYVoice Choir and the Sarah McLachlan Youth Choir. In 2012, Carrie worked as the assistant conductor to Diane Loomer with Chor Leoni,  and in January of 2013 Carrie succeeded Diane as Artistic Director of EnChor.

Currently, on top of her work with VYC, Carrie is an Affiliate Conductor with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and a frequent clinician, adjudicator and retreat facilitator across Canada. A passionate advocate for building and sustaining community among BC choirs and conductors, in 2010 she helped found the "BC Choral Mentorship Project": a collective that brings together expert speakers/conductors from across North America with local choral directors for master classes, discussion groups and lectures.

“Canada has a wealth of fine Canadian choral composers and Cypress Choral Music is devoted to presenting and promoting their music to the world of choral singing. I love working with young people and some singers in the Vancouver Youth Choir used to sing in my High School choirs. Dr. Larry Nickel, a long time choral colleague and owner of Cypress, asked me to compile some of my favorite music for the youth choir. Please check out my selections by clicking the link below.”    Carrie

The Vancouver Youth Choir Series

Carrie Tennant is the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Youth Choir. Founded by Carrie in 2013,  VYC is now recognized as among Canada's finest youth choirs, having recently won first prize in its category in the 2017 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. VYC has been featured on CBC radio, at the Push International Performing Arts Festival, numerous Cantando Festivals, and the International Choral Festival in Missoula, Montana.

From 2007-2016 Carrie was the conductor of the award-winning Coastal Sound Youth Choir. Under Carrie’s direction, Coastal Sound was awarded first place in the youth choir category at the 2013 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, and were featured at the 2013 Chorus America conference and Choral Canada’s Podium 2016 conference.  Also in 2016, Coastal Sound’s popular Indiekor shows were recognized with Choral Canada’s National Award for Innovation.