Toronto Children’s Chorus is selected as the only North American children’s choir at the prestigious 11th International Symposium on Choral Music
Toronto Children’s Chorus’ Chamber Choir has been chosen as the only children’s choir from North America to perform at the 11th international Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, July 2017. Thirty-nine children between the ages of 12 and 16 will perform on the international stage during this prestigious festival, taking place from July 22 to 29.
Toronto Children’s Chorus’ Chorale ensemble is excited to host this year’s Senior Treble Festival on Saturday, March 4th at Clearview Christian Reformed Church in Oakville! Children’s choirs from across Ontario will come together to inspire and celebrate through song during this annual festival. Oakville Children’s Choir, Hamilton Children’s Choir, Mississauga Children’s Choir, Bach Children’s Chorus and Guelph Youth Singers will join the Toronto Children’s Chorus for this unforgettable event.
The six choirs will participate in rehearsals during the day, and will each have the opportunity to work with guest clinician, Venezuelan Conductor Maria Guinand.
Read on to find out more about our guest clinician and participating choirs. read more…
Bring your voice, dress as your favourite children’s film character, and join the Toronto Children’s Chorus in our first-ever movie-inspired concert, Celebrate at the Movies! More than 300 voices will perform songs from some of the most beloved children’s films at Randolph Centre for the Arts. The Chorus is excited to welcome guest host and TCC alumna, Ramona Gilmour-Darling who played Loonette the Clown on The Big Comfy Couch. We are also thrilled to welcome percussionist Andy Morris and trumpeter Stan Klebanoff as special guests. The choristers are looking forward to reliving magical movie moments with songs from films such as Frozen, Oliver! and many other treasured children’s classics!
Ramona Gilmour-Darling kindly took some time to talk with the Toronto Children’s Chorus about her memories as a chorister, her passion for the performing arts, and her words of wisdom for our current choristers.
Could you tell us about your experience as a chorister singing in the Toronto Children’s Chorus?
I have many fantastic memories… Travelling to Finland was a highlight, singing a solo for a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes commercial, the overwhelming aroma of dozens of [fundraising] poinsettias in our living room awaiting delivery, and singing a duet with guest Ben Heppner (I was Mary and he was Joseph – he was WAY louder than me). You’d also be surprised by how many of my current friends and work colleagues were once in the choir. read more…