The Vancouver Youth Choir is Vancouver’s newest choral organization for children and youth. Founded in 2013 by Carrie Tennant, the choirs provide a space for promising young singers to develop their artistry in a safe and supportive environment. In six years, the organization has grown from a single choir of 30 members to more than 250 members in five separate ensembles. Says Artistic Director Carrie Tennant: In all our levels, we strive for artistry and excellence. We believe in the artistic potential of young people regardless of their age, ability or experience. Just as important to us, however, is to create a safe and encouraging place for this artistry to develop. In addition to building skill and fostering talent, it is part of the Vancouver Youth Choir’s mandate to develop creative, caring citizens who value contributing to and investing in their communities.