Canto Vivo, a choir sponsored by the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre, is a non-audition group whose mission is to give the Latin American community and those interested in Latin American culture, an opportunity to have contact with the immense diversity of musical genres originated in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of the Americas.
Founded in February of 2017, the group has created a strong sense of community amid its members. Among its current and past participants, there are/were people from at least 15 different countries within Latin America and beyond.
With a growing repertoire of songs in Spanish and Portuguese, many of them arranged by its music director specially for the group, Canto Vivo has performed at numerous venues including Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, The Cultch and Britannia Community Centre.
Canto Vivo’s music director, Sérgio Pires holds a doctoral degree in choral conducting from Boston University and degrees in Musicology and Music Education from Brazilian institutions.
Canto Vivo will be joining us on our 2022 signature event Mictlan.