Checo Tohomaso & the VOC Sweet Gospel Choir

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The VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir are focused on a new and improved, fresh and authentic sound after more than 20 years as a community choir under the direction of Checo Tohomaso. 

The choir was founded by music director, Checo Tohomaso, with the goal of uniting people of different cultures and beliefs to deliver a message of love, joy, peace, hope and healing through their common passion: singing.  

We sing six-part harmony and our 130 members include men and women of all ages, ethnicities and religions.  Delivering a high-energy, positive vibe, our dynamic choir mixes together the sounds of Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hawaiian, Calypso, and Reggae. Our animated delivery results in an audience that can’t resist joining in by toe tapping, foot stomping, jumping, singing, dancing and hand clapping!

We are honoured to have been asked to perform at community events such as the CIBC Run for the Cure, Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay, and back up distinguished performers such as Celine Dion at GM Place, Maya Angelou at the Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts as well as being the first Soul Gospel choir to be invited to accompany the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum.

Performing in venues all over the lower mainland for audiences that often number more than one thousand, the 130-member VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir has "changed lives" with its energetic, soulful performances.  This community choir is guaranteed to have you clap your hands and stomp your feet, dance in the aisles, and bring a smile to your face!

Keepin' Sweet Soul on the Scene in 2019!