Toronto Youth Choir Gears Up For Another Season!

Toronto Youth Choir Gears Up For Another Season!

After our best season to date, registration is now open for the Toronto Youth Choir’s 2016/2017 season! We are extremely excited to be moving into our fourth season with both graduates of the Toronto Children’s Chorus AND any newcomers who wish to apply!

Under the direction of Matthew Otto, the Toronto Youth Choir (TYC) is committed to providing unique performance opportunities for young singers who wish to enrich their lives through the art of song while meeting and collaborating with great musicians and other young adults.


Matthew Otto conducts Toronto Youth Choir during a performance at Toronto Centre for the Arts, 2015-2016 season.

We have an exciting 2016-2017 season schedule, including these highlights:

  • Holiday Concert at Roy Thomson Hall
  • Participation in the Youth Sing 2017 Festival
  • Concert in the historic St. Paul’s Basilica
  • Workshop/Concert at SingOntario with renowned Venezuelan conductor, Maria Guinand
  • Joint-concert with The West Liberty University Singers
  • Spring Concert at the Toronto Centre for the Arts

If you love to sing and you are between the ages of 17-30 years old, please contact our Associate Conductor Matthew Otto to start the registration process: (416) 932-8666 ext. 229 or

The TYC will meet Tuesdays from 7:30pm-9:30pm (September-June) at Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge Street). Registration fee for the entire year is only $165.

Artistic Direction

ccdp152-retouchedMatthew Otto is rapidly establishing himself as a promising conductor with a passionate approach, “real flare for choral work” and “secure authority” at the podium. Matthew joined the artistic team of the Toronto Children’s Chorus as Conductor’s Intern in 2010. Now as Associate Conductor, he co-directs Chorale, Training Choir III and the newly created Youth Choir alongside Artistic Director, Elise Bradley. Read more here.

helenThe TYC is pleased to welcome back collaborative pianist, Helen Becqué. Helen is also on staff at the University of Toronto as a vocal coach and pianist.




mrdThis season, we welcome Dr. Darryl Edwards, Professor of Voice at the University of Toronto, as our vocal instructor and consultant. Dr. Edwards brings a wealth of experience and will provide workshops and instruction to maximize your vocal potential.

jenNext year, you will also be given the exciting opportunity to take ‘Bodyworks for Singers’ with Jennifer Swan, choreographer and Body & Breath Coach for the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio.




To register for the Toronto Youth Choir OR if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Matthew Otto: (416) 932-8666 ext. 229 or


From the Prairies to the Cities

Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 5:00 p.m.

Calvin Presbyterian Church
26 Delisle Ave

1391665924_gpboyschoirThe TCC Boys’ Choir and Chorale Choir will host the Grande Prairie Boys’ Choirs, delighting you with songs from the Prairies to the Cities. Formed in 2001 by Artistic Director, Jeannie Vanwynsberghe Pernal, the Grande Prairie Boy’s Choir has grown to around 100 young men and is regarded as one of Alberta’s highest-quality professional voice and performance training programmes for young men. We are delighted to welcome them for the final concert of the 2015/16 Season.

Tickets ON SALE NOW!  Click here to purchase online. 
Adult $25 / Student/Senior $20 / Child $10

Bloomsday Rejoycing

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Trinity St. Paul’s
427 Bloor St. W

Irish Youth logo

James Joyce is an Irish novelist considered to be one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century. On the 100thBloomsday Anniversary, a celebration of the life of James Joyce, the Toronto Youth Choir and TCC Chorale will host the Irish Youth Choir for a “rejoycing affair.” Established by Dr. Geoffrey Spratt and Aiveen Kearney in 1982, the Irish Youth Choir offers training opportunities for conductors and singers, and has since provided the opportunity for nearly 2,000 young choral singers throughout Ireland.


Tickets ON SALE NOW!  Click here to purchase online. 
Adult $25 / Student/Senior $20 / Child $10

Toronto Children’s Chorus Joins World Symposium on Choral Music

We are pleased to announce that the Toronto Children’s Chorus has been selected as one of 24 choirs from around the world to perform at the 11th IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music. Held in Barcelona (July 22-29 2017) and under the theme “The Colors of Peace”, the Symposium will bring together choirs, choral musicians, composers and publishers from all over the world to share and celebrate diversity and artistic excellence of our global choral community!

Over 150 choirs applied to be a part of one of the most high profile and prestigious choral events in the world, and the Toronto Children’s Chorus has been selected as the Canadian representative. We are honoured by this incredible invitation!

The symposium incorporates lectures and master classes, but it also includes many concerts, performed by the chosen choirs. See the complete list of choirs, available on their website here.

As mentioned on the official website, “the theme of colours symbolises the diversity of international choral life in the building of a world at peace.” We look forward to being among musicians from around the world, sharing in this unique opportunity and important message.