The Choir Practice

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The Choir Practice
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie pop
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Mint

The Choir Practice is a Canadian indie pop band from Vancouver formed in 2005.


The Choir Practice formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the spring of[1] 2005. A musical collective consisting of a rotating cast of "indie rock royalty"[2] Coco Culbertson (The Gay), Larissa Loyva (P:ano), Ida Nilsen (Great Aunt Ida), Shane Turner (Love and Mathematics), Jenn Chycoski, Chris Kelly, Ska-T, Karin Bubas, Shira Blustein (Blood Meridian), Sidney Vermont (Hello, Blue Roses), Naomi Nepham, Marcy Emery, Kurt Dahle (Limblifter, The New Pornographers), Olivia Fetherstonhaugh and Kristen Halliday, the band performs pop songs in a choral style.[3] The band was originally formed "as an excuse to drink wine and sing with friends",[4] according to Turner.

The band released their self-titled debut album on Mint Records[5] on 15 May 2007.[6] They attracted significant media notice in April when Jarvis Cocker announced that he had selected the band to open his Vancouver concert 1 May 2007.[4] The band received critical acclaim from Exclaim! for their debut.[7] They have been featured on CBC Radio.[8]


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  1. ^ Reges, Margaret (2007-06-12). "The Choir Practice – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  2. ^ Reges, Margaret. "The Choir Practice Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 May 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ James Tennant, The Leader-Post (2 June 2007). "A choir of new and old". Leader-Post. Regina: Postmedia Network Inc. ISSN 0839-2870. OCLC 18451670. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Connor, Shawn (3 May 2007). "Cocker picks choir". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  5. ^ ""The Choir Practice" (sound recording)",, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 156956014, AMICUS No. 33371876, retrieved 8 May 2011  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ The Vancouver Province (15 May 2007). "When can a choir be cool? CD RELEASE PARTY – The Choir Practice". The Province. Vancouver: Postmedia Network Inc. ISSN 1197-6160. OCLC 13400184. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Whibbs, Chris (June 2007). "Reviews > Pop & Rock > June 2007 > The Choir Practice". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. p. 30. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Choir Practice Artist Page". CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 8 May 2011.  External link in |work= (help)

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