Canto Vivo | The VLACC Choir

Canto Vivo – The VLACC Choir – creates a community around the love for Latin American music. Since 2017, Canto Vivo has built a strong sense of community among the singers and with the broader Vancouver community. Its current and past members are from over 15 different countries in Latin America and beyond!

Canto Vivo’s choirmaster and music director, Dr. Sérgio Pires, holds degrees in choral conducting and music education and has many years of experience developing community choirs.

Canto Vivo has performed at numerous venues around Vancouver:

  • Museum of Vancouver
  • The Cultch Theatre
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Britannia Community Centre
  • UBC Hospital
  • Vancouver Public Library main branch

The choir’s repertoire includes popular and traditional songs from all over Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese, most of them arranged especially for the group by Sérgio. As a sample:

  • Abracadabras by Jorge Drexler (Uruguay)
  • Todo Cambia by Julio Numhauser (Chile)
  • Confesión by Marta Gómez (Colombia)
  • A Voz do Morro by Zé Keti (Brazil)
  • Hasta La Raiz by N. Lafourcade & L. Garcia (Mexico)
  • Jacinto Chiclana by A. Piazzolla & J.L. Borges (Argentina)
  • El Diablo Suelto by H. Fernández & E. Hidalgo (Venezuela)

To inquire about participating in Canto Vivo or booking the choir for a performance, please email

Choir Group
photo by Priscilla Nunes