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Upcoming Performance

Tickets for Following a Star are on sale now! We are very excited to be performing at the Bell Performing Arts Centre on December 2nd. Crescendo Operatic Society brings beautiful music, traditional carols and the Christmas story to you, to complement your seasonal festivities. First, the singers will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, which is about a poor young shepherd boy who meets three royal travellers on their way to bring gifts to a prophetic infant. Then, you will be uplifted with glorious carols that augment a reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Three Kings. This is not a show you want to miss!

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Christmas | Market

Join us on November 26th (1:00pm - 9:00pm) and 27th (1:30pm - 5:30pm) for our Christmas Market at Trinity Lutheran Church, Delta! We will be having a variety of vendors selling their items as well as a preview of Amahl and the Night Visitors on November 26th at 7:00pm and the Children’s Chorus concert, It’s Christmas Time! on November 27th at 2:00pm. The preview and concert will be by donation at the door. It will be a great way to get into the festive spirit!

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YPOSBC is now | COS

We are excited to announce that Young People’s Opera Society of BC is now Crescendo Operatic Society! We continue to create music with people of all ages.

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About COS

Crescendo Operatic Society

Crescendo Operatic Society offers affordable opportunities for singers to learn about performing in the practical setting of production. In this respect it is a unique organization with weekly rehearsals and several performances a year. The COS program incorporates singing, movement and acting as well as learning various aspects of stagecraft and offering positions in production.

COS has worked with hundreds of singers (amateur and professional), engaged many musicians, and delighted thousands of audience members of all ages and interests. Society members are from all over the world and have gone on to study and perform in major cities across Canada and the U.S.

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COS/YPOSBC - our History

The Young People's Opera Society of BC was created in 2005 after several singing students complained that there were no opportunities for young people to sing and perform opera. Founder Patricia Dahlquist took on starting the society, gathering a strong and well-connected board, establishing provincial non-profit status and writing an opera for youth. Thus YPOSBC and The King Who Wouldn't Sing were born.
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Winter 2022 Auditions

COS provides performance opportunities to singers of all ages on stage, in recording and in virtual concerts. For audition requirements, please download our audition information.
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Calling all kids who love to sing!

COS welcomes new members to the children’s chorus. No experience is required. Please download our audition information.
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Past | Performances

YPOSBC has been entertaining audiences since 2005. Here are a few of the shows bills along with performance photos.

Watch our videos

We hope you enjoy these videos from YPOSBC's virtual productions; Box of Chocolates, Christmas at Home, and Gratefulness Concert. Please also check out our YouTube channel where you will find more great videos from YPOSBC.

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