On the first and third Wednesday of each month, the VFSS hosts regular musical evenings that may include song circles, open stages, and featured performances.

Song circles are casual, supportive occasions to share songs. As the circle progresses, each person in turn is given the opportunity to lead a song of their choice or pass. There is no pressure to perform or to perform perfectly.Song circles may be open or have a suggested theme. At an themed song circle, participants are encouraged to bring songs relating to the evening’s topic. Past themes have ranged from “animals” to “the Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Holy Virtues.”

Open stages allow singers and musicians to present one or two songs in a slightly more formal atmosphere. Open-stage performers sign up at the beginning of the evening for a spot on the slate.

15-minute sets are a popular new addition to our lineup. They usually include 3 songs and feature one performer or group. Performers sign up several weeks in advance at the back desk during musical evenings.

Feature concerts spotlight the talents of one performer or group. Featured performers are usually chosen from VFSS members and from the local musical community. If you are interested in appearing as a feature, please read our feature guidelines.

Musical evenings are held in the Friends Meeting Hall at 1090 W. 70th in Vancouver, starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is free for members, with a donation requested from nonmembers.

The VFSS also holds a yearly weekend retreat in the fall.

The society occasionally hosts special events; for upcoming special events, visit our calendar.

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Did you know?
The VFSS has supported local peace marches with music and singing since the 1970s. For a compilation of some popular peace march songs, go to our Resources page. For more information on how you can become involved with future peace marches, contact our peace march coordinator .