April  2021

VOS 2021 Easter Virtual Choir “The Love of God!” 真神之愛
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VOS 2021 Easter Presentation
The Love of God  真神之愛

“The Love of God” is arranged by MaryMcDonald, but we chose to sing this song in Mandarin instead.  We hope this song can remind us in this Easer “The love of God, how rich and pure, how measureless and strong”!

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9)


神差他獨生子到世間來,使我們藉著他得生,神愛我們的心在此就顯明了。(約翰一書 4:9)

Arr: Mary McDonald | Music: Frederick Martin Lehman

Kemuel Wong: Principal Conductor
SusanChan:  Pianist

The Love of God 真神之愛


Feb 2021

VOS Lunar New Year Greetings – 祝福頌 “Song of Blessing”

VOS 2021 Lunar New Year Greetings
祝福頌 –Song of Blessing

Lunar New Year begins is a big celebration among us, VOS have specially prepared a Chinese New Year Warm Wishes video to send God’s blessing to everyone!

God will keep you and take care of you.
God will give you faith and love, give you hope, peace and joy.
May God bless you and keep you, give you peace and joy. 


Words 詞: 陳贊一  | Music 曲: 梅廣文

Kemuel Wong: Principal Conductor
Danielle Lee:  Pianist

祝福頌 –Song of Blessing

Dec 2020

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VOS 2020 Christmas Virtual Choir
Night of Silence 平安夜

Night of Silence is one of our all time favorite Christmas songs by Daniel Kantor and arranged by John Ferguson. We hope this song can lift up everyone’s spirits during this Christmas season.

This beautiful and serene piece combines the expected reflections of the Advent  season, with the timeless carol “Silent Night”. It is our prayer that God‘s peace, comfort and hope will rest on you through these words.

Words and Music: Daniel Kantor | Arranged by: John Ferguson

Kemuel Wong: Principal Conductor
Susan Chan :  Pianist

Night of Silence 平安夜


Oct 2020

VOS Virtual Choir – “Praise Ye the Father”當讚美聖父

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VOS 1st Virtual Choir Video
Praise Ye the Father 當讚美聖父

2020 has been an unprecedented year, a year full of uncertainty and fear. VOS produced this  Virtual Choir Video along with our Chamber Singers to praise our God in times of tribulation.

We want to share this song with everyone and hope that it can encourage people to trust God’s sovereignty in the midst of our troubled time and to lift up our spirits

Words: Edwin Othello Excell  |  Music: Charles Gounod

Kemuel Wong: Principal Conductor
Emily Wong :  Pianist

VOS Oratorio Society & VOS Chamber Singers

Praise Ye the Father/當讚美聖父


Dec 2019

VOS Christmas Concert: “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” 我心尊主為大

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Fraserview MB Chur
ch, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC  

Celebrate this Christmas season with two fantastic oratorio works – Schubert’s Magnificat, the Song of Mary taken from the Bible and excerpts from J.S.  Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, a collection of six originally independent cantatas celebrating the joy of Jesus’ birth.

Kemuel Wong: Principal Conductor | Neville To: Associate Conductor
Esther Siu: Soprano |  Karina Billesberger:  Mezzo-soprano
Lyndon Ladeur: Tenor | Zainen Suzuki:  Baritone
Sheldon Leung:  Pianist | Libby Yu: Guest Pianist
Angelique Po: Organist

VOS Youth Singers
VOS Chorus & Chamber Orchestra

Franz Schubert:  Magnificat in C major, D.486  | J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (excerpts)

& sacred Christmas favorites: Good Christian Men Rejoice | Ding! Dong! Merrily On High | Wexford Carol | Night of Silence | Three Festive Carols for Christmas

Free Admission, No Ticket Required


Nov  2019

VOS Christmas Concert: “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” 我心尊主為大

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 | 5-6:30 pm
19twenty Church, 1920 Argyle Dr. Vancouver  

“Co-presented by VOS and 19twenty Church,  join us for this celebrated concert featuring sacred choral and Christmas favorites, as well as excerpts from Schubert’s Magnificat and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.  Members of VOS and 19twenty Church will share the stage bringing wonders and warmth of this Christmas season to our audience.”

Kemuel Wong: Principal Conductor
Neville To: Associate Conductor
Susan Chan | Rebecca Cheng:   Pianist
Gospellers: Guest Quartet

Franz Schubert:  Magnificat in C major, D.486  (excerpts) | J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (excerpts)

& sacred Christmas favorites: Good Christian Men Rejoice | Ding! Dong! Merrily On High | Wexford Carol | Night of Silence | Three Festive Carols for Christmas

Free Admission, No Ticket Required



August 2019

 VOS Vocal Workshop 聖樂公開講座:蒙悦納,牧養人的聖樂事奉

Jointly presented by Vancouver Oratorio Society & Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Church

Saturday, August 10 2019 | 9:30am – 4pm
Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Chur

温哥華華人播道會 , 3295 E Broadway, Vancouver BC  

 講員:蔣慧民    合唱團指揮/詩班指揮/音樂總監  

粵語主講    名額有限

費用:$5 (包簡便午餐)

報名及查詢:604-200-0867  voschorus@gmail.com




VOS  Toronto Concert Tour:  “Most Beautiful Blessing”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 |  10-11 am 
Richmond Hill Christian Community Church 城北華人基督教會 
9670 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON  

Friday,  June 21, 2019  |  2:30 -3:30 pm
Richmond Hill Christian Community Church 多倫多以馬內利堂 
1036 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, ON  

Spring is a season of joy and love.  Through close collaboration with local Chinese churches, VOS is excited to launch an outreach concert tour in June sharing beautiful music with the audience of Toronto.  Repertoires include familiar and easy listening popular sacred selections to be sung in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Kemuel Wong | Neville To: Conductor
Danielle Lee: Piano

好歌獻給你  | 野地的花  | 我要唱那最美的歌 | 同路人 | 給懷疑的你 | 這一生最美的祝福   |  一點燭光   | 祝福

Free Admission, No Ticket Required



“Voices of the World” Presented  by Kindred Spirits Orchestra in partnership with HKOS & VOS 


Saturday, June 22, 2019 |  8 pm
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268, Yonge St. Richmond Hill, Ontario

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra (KSO) of Toronto unites with the voices of the Hong Kong Oratorio Society and the Vancouver Oratorio Society for an exclusive concert featuring two ostentatious works. Russian composer Alexander Scriabin’s six-movement Symphony No. 1, a lush and dramatic work, concludes with a grandiose chorus and soloist praising the power of Art in a graceful prose penned by the composer himself. Expressly written for this very concert, renowned Chinese composer Chan Wing-wah bestows KSO the honor of the world premiere of Symphony No. 9 for soloists, two choirs and orchestra.

Kindred Spirits Orchestra                     |          Kristian Alexander – KSO Music Director
Hong Kong Oratorio Society               |          Chan Wing-wah – HKOS Music Director
Vancouver Oratorio Society                |          Kemuel Wong – VOS Conductor
Stephanie DeCiantis – Mezzo-Soprano   |   Ryan Downey – Tenor

Chan Wing-wah – Symphony No. 9 for choir, soloist & orchestra (world premiere)
Alexander Scriabin – Symphony No. 1 for choir, mezzo-soprano, tenor & orchestra


“Great is Thy Faithfulness” Presented by Markham Chinese Baptist Church with VOS


Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Markham Chinese Baptist Church 
 9580 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON  

Join VOS in this unique concert with choirs of Markham Chinese Baptist Church featuring favorite sacred hymnals, sung in Mandarin and English.  Enjoy this evening filled with voices united in soaring melodies of both familiar and new.

Kemuel  Wong,  Neville To: Conductor
An-lun Huang:   Guest Conductor
Danielle Lee: Piano

Vancouver Oratorio Society
MCBC Adult Choir/Children’s Choir


 Mark Hayes – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
 Gilbert Martin – When I survey the Wondrous Cross
 Joseph Martin – And Can It Be
 Mark Hayes – It Is Well With My Soul
 Mary McDonald – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
 An-lun Huang 黃安倫 – Psalm 150
 楊伯倫 – 是因著愛 and more….

Free Admission, No Ticket Required


 VOS 2019 Spring Concert: “ A Psalm For Our Time”


Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC  

Join guest conductor Maestro Joel Tranquilla while he unifies the listeners in presenting distinctive variety of contemporary selections by Canadian composers, the texts being taken from the book of Psalms.  These beautifully orchestrated works are surely inspiring, powerful and transformational

Kemuel Wong: Conductor
Dr. Joel Tranquilla: Guest Conductor | Director of Choral Activities, Trinity Western University
Michael Dirk: Organ | Danielle Lee: Piano

VOS Youth Singers
VOS Chorus & Vancouver Pops Orchestra

Michael Conway Baker – A Psalm For Our Time  | Timothy Corlis – Psalm 150
an-lun Huang 黃安倫– Psalm 150 |  Imant Raminsh – Psalm 130

& other favorite sacred selections – It is well with my Soul | Praise to the Lord , the Almighty | The Church’s One Foundation and more …..

Free Admission, No Ticket Required


VOS Youth Singers Inaugural Concert


Sunday, May 5, 2019| 7:30 pm
Kerrisdale Presbyterian Chur
ch, 2733 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Through a diverse repertoire and a cappella singing,  this carefully balanced ensemble choir of fifteen singers proudly present an evening of uplifting and delightful music.   It will surely be a heart-warming and affirmative concert!

Kemuel Wong: Conductor
VOS Youth Singers

Special Music:

Award-winning cellist Eileen Tian performing Taiwanese folk melodies

Free Admission, No Ticket Required

Vancouver Bible Conference 溫哥華研經培靈會


Sunday, April 28, 2019| 7:30 pm
Evangelical Chinese Bible  Church (ECBC),  5110 Marine Drive, Burnaby

Presentation at  Vancouver Bible Conference  大温哥華研經培靈會

VOS full chorus is delighted to participate in the 4-day bible conference by presenting two hymnals on the last day – “The Children of God how blessed you are 上帝的兒女何等有福” and “The Church’s One Foundation”.

Conductor: Kemuel Wong  |   Pianist: Danielle Lee
Conference Speaker: Rev. Dr. Stephen Lee 李思敬博士

基督教大溫哥華華人教牧同工團契 主辦 2019年 溫哥華研經培靈會
星期日分題: 使徒傳承的教會

VOS 2018 Winter  Concert – “A Celebration of Faith”


Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Fraserview MB Chur
ch, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC  

Originally commissioned for the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley’s birth, this cantata “Testament of Praise – A Celebration of Faith”,  arranged by Joseph M. Martin, contains beautiful arrangements of Wesley’s treasured hymns, along with original settings of some of his most inspiring lyrics.  The legacy of praise is an important element as the work unfolds and celebrates the gift of worship in the life of the church.

Kemuel Wong: Conductor  |  Sze Lok Wong: Guest Pianist
Danielle Lee: Piano  |  David Poon: Organ
VOS Youth Singers  |  VOS Chorus & Orchestra

Charles Wesley/Joseph Martin: Testament of Praise – A Celebration of Faith
Hymns include: Voices of Praise | Love Divine All Loves Excelling
Thankful for our Every Blessings | Jesus, Lover of My Soul, | And Can it be
& sacred selections by Canadian, American, & British composers:
Thomas Chisholm – Great is Thy Faithfulness
John Stainer – God So Loved the World
Huang An-lun – Psalm 8 (A Cantata of 3 Movements)
Larry Nickel – Jesus Shall Reign
Matthew Bridges – Crown Him with Many Crowns

Free Admission, No Ticket Required


November 2018

VOS 2018 Seattle Concert – “How Majestic is Your Name in all the Earth”  祢的名在全地何其美!


VOS_seatle18flyerJoin the VOS Chorus and Youth Singers to this distinctive concert tour in Seattle and enjoy an evening of beloved hymns by Canadian, American and British composers – a concert that will resound with joy that you won’t forget!  Two presentations at Sunday Services to refresh your favorites!

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm
First Taiwanese Presbyterian Church 第一台灣基督長老教會
3605  84th Avenue, SE, Mercer Island WA 98040

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Evangelical Chinese Church of Seattle 西雅圖證道堂
* Redmond Campus: 9:30 am (Mandarin Service)   17360 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052
*  Seattle Campus: 11:00 am (Mandarin Service)    651 NW 81st St. Seattle, WA 98117

Kemuel Wong: Conductor  |  Neville To: Associate Conductor
Danielle Lee: Piano  | VOS Youth Singers

Favorite hymns by Canadian, American and British Composers:
Psalm 8, Op. 74  (A Cantata of 3 Movements)  |  Trusting Jesus | God So Loved the World
Great is Thy Faithfulness   Love Divine All Love Excelling  |  What a Friend We Have in Jesus
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross  |  And Can it Be  |  Crown Him with Many Crowns…. and more

Free Admission, No Ticket Required 

 Father’s Day Appreciation Concert

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Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 5-6:30 pm
19twenty Church, 
1920 Argyle Dr. Vancouver

Join us as we celebrate this special Father’s Day in an appreciation concert featuring a distinctive variety of sacred choral hymnals based on Psalms. The vibrant beautiful melodies and favorite psalm lyrics are sure to warm up your hearts!

Danielle Lee: Piano
Angela Kwan: Organ
Kemuel Wong: Conductor
VOS Youth Singers
VOS Chorus


VOS 2018 Spring Concert: Psalms of my Soul

SunVOS Spring18flyerday, May 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Bethany Baptist Church, 22680 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

Psalm 23 holds a special place in the lives of believers.  This cantata by Pepper Choplin describes the celebrative journey we travel as the sheep with the shepherd in experiencing God’s love, blessings, providence and eternal home. Meet us for an evening focusing works based on Psalms – from classical to contemporary, well known to newly arranged selections.

Esther Siu: Soprano |  Neville To: Baritone  |  Johnny Kwan: Tenor
Danielle Lee: Piano  |  Angela Kwan: Organ
Janice Kim, Winfried Rompf: Special Music
Kemuel Wong: Conductor
VOS Youth Singers
VOS Chorus & Chamber Orchestra

Pepper Choplin –  Psalm 23, A Journey with the Shepherd
Haydn – The Heavens are Telling   |   David Yeung (楊伯倫) – 詩篇23篇 (Psalm 23)
Heavenly Melody – 感恩歌 (A Song of  Thanksgiving)   |     Sibelius – Be Still, My Soul
Allitsen – The Lord is My Light   |   Pote – I Lift up Mine Eyes
Ippolitov-Ivanov – Bless the Lord, O My Soul     Aguiar – Salmo 150
Mendelssohn – Psalm 42     Larson – Lord, You have been our Dwelling Place



Vancouver Bible Conference 溫哥華研經培靈會

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Evangelical Chinese Bible  Church (ECBC),  5110 Marine Drive, Burnaby

Presentation at  Vancouver Bible Conference

We are honored to participate in the 3-day Vancouver Bible Conference organized by Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship  (VCEMF).   We look forward to sharing two hymnals related to missions on Sunday, April 29.

Theme of Conference:  “Living a Christ-centered life”   Subtitle on Sunday“Accomplishing the missions on Mount Olive”

基督教大溫哥華華人教牧同工團契 主辦 2018年 溫哥華研經培靈會
分題: 履行橄欖山上的使命


2017 Winter posterVOS 2017 Christmas Concert 

Sunday, November 26, 2017     7:30pm
Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond

This year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Christian Reformation and Canada’s 150th  anniversary.  To commemorate this significant milestone, the Vancouver Oratorio Society joins conductors Kemuel Wong and Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng in presenting Josef G. Rheinberger’s “The Star of Bethlehem” and other all-time Christmas selections by prominent Canadian composers.

Rheinberger’s The Star of Bethlehem, a cantata composed in 1890 for two soloists (soprano and baritone), chorus, organ, and orchestra, is a lovely, grand and charming work which recounts the biblical story of the birth of Christ and the subsequent visit of the shepherds and the three magi to the stable.  The original text was in German and will be sung in English.


Josef G. Rheinberger’s – The Star of Bethlehem
Joseph M. Martin – Our Heritage of Faith
Stuart K. Hine – Then Sings My Soul
David P.L. Yeung – Because of Love
Larry Nickel – No Room
Stephen Chatman – selections from Carols of the Nativity
Sing-along carols

Kemuel Wong: Conductor  |  Silas Ng: Guest Conductor
Bahareh Poureslami: Soprano  |  Neville To: Baritone
Jonathan Ng: Piano  |  Jane Woo Lim Kim: Organ
VOS Youth Singers  |  VOS Chorus & Orchestra

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A Prelude to Christmas – The Star of Bethlehem 

Sunday, December 32017     7:30-9pm
Immanuel Baptist Church,  109 East 40th Avenue, Vancouver

Soloists: Esther Siu – Soprano
Neville To – Baritone

Meet the VOS for a concert celebrating the Christmas season with all-time sacred selections.  Our conductor Kemuel Wong will lead the VOS Chorus and Youth Singers in the music of Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger, Stephen Chatman, Larry Nickel and favorite carols for all to sing. Free Admission.

Caroling at Care Home

Tuesday, December 5, 2017  2-3pm

Arbutus Care Home, 4505, Valley Drive, Vancouver

Join the VOS small group for an afternoon of sharing the nativity story with the seniors in singing traditional carols galore.

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China Graduate School of Theology (CGST) Night  ( 中神之夜培靈會 )

Sunday, October 15, 2017  7:30-9:30pm
Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Luke Cheung (張略牧師)
Topic:  Living in this era of panic (活在這恐慌的年代

VOS is privileged to be invited to present two songs at this Evangelical Meeting.



Canada Day Celebration with Voices Together

Saturday, July 1, 2017  5-7pm
Pacific Coliseum at PNE –100 North Renfrew St. Vancouver

VOS is invited by Voices Together to participate in the July 1 Canada Day Celebration Event. 

Voices Together 2017 is a free gathering of believers from all over the Lower Mainland at the Pacific Coliseum for Canada Day 150. Not only will we celebrate the 150 years that the Lord has kept us ‘Glorious and Free’, but we will lift high the Name of Jesus in worship, thanksgiving, and prayer to One God, as One Church together with One Voice.


The Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham 

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Rogers Arena

VOS is invited by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada to participate in the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope Event. 

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada wants to offer Greater Vancouver Area residents something that will satisfy their deepest longings—a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Festival of Hope is a multi-phase initiative spread over several months that includes prayer, training, Community Action Projects, and many opportunities for evangelism.

The ministry culminates with a three-day festival from March 3 to 5, 2017 at the Rogers Arena. Intended to draw thousands of people to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, each evening will feature Christian musicians, testimonies, and the Gospel message from Franklin Graham. This is a non-ticketed event with free admission.



Live Symphony Performance at Burrard Landing

Friday, Aug 7, 2015, at 7-9:30 PM

Vancouver Oratorio Society is very privileged to be invited by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra to perform at the Live Symphony Concert at Burrard Landing, Jack Poole Plaza on Friday, Aug 7, 2015, at 7-9:30 PM
Join the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and special guests for a beautiful summer evening overlooking Coal Harbour towards the North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park.
Free and family-friendly!
Conductor: Maestro Ken Hsieh
Guest Chorus: Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Oratorio Society

“Spring Fantasy” Concert

Saturday, March 29, 2014  7:30pm

Michael J. Fox Theatre
7373 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby

Vancouver Oratorio Society is very privileged to be invited by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Society to perform at their concert “Spring Fantasy”: featuring music by Beethoven, Haydn and new Composer-In-Residence World Premiere Commission, Trevor Hoffmann, along with the award-winning Canadian piano soloist Wayne Weng.


Our Music Director, Frank Huang, has rested peacefully into the arms of the LORD on September 18, 2013.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2 pm at Chown Memorial & Chinese United Church 3519 Cambie Street, Vancouver.