Music

Great quality, inspirational music has always been an integral part of the worship and life of West Vancouver United Church: the Church is deeply committed to spiritual growth through choral and instrumental music. The finest instruments and musical leadership have been dedicated to achieve this.

A strong tradition of congregational singing is greatly supported by our beautiful Martin Pasi mechanical-action pipe organ. Our Bösendorfer 7 foot grand piano is also frequently used to accompany congregation, choir and soloists.

Since the 1940's some of Canada's finest church musicians have led the worship in our Sanctuary, including organists and choral conductors John Fearing, Barbara Johnson, Elinor McLean, Rupert Lang, and our incumbent since 1987, Gerald van Wyck. Soloists at the church have included the young Ben Heppner, Fraser Walters of the Canadian Tenors, composer Jason Nett, among many others.

Music Director Gerald van Wyck would be delighted to speak with you and answer any questions you may have regarding the music programme, our about any of our choirs. Please email him below or contact him directly at (604) 808-5231.