When: Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:15 PM (September to June)
Where: Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street
Committed to artistic excellence, the Toronto Youth Choir offers exceptional performance and music education opportunities to young adults (ages 16-30) in the GTA. Founded in 2013, the TYC is part of the award-winning Toronto Children’s Chorus (TCC), and is led by conductor Matthew Otto, collaborative pianist Helen Becqué, and vocal instructor Dr. Darryl Edwards.
- Performs rewarding choral music from around the globe, including classical, pop, gospel,
a cappella, and new commissions;
- Presents a number of innovative concerts;
- Collaborates with outstanding musicians and ensembles;
- Offers an opportunity to meet and sing with other youth.
“I had never auditioned for a choir prior to TYC, so I was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect. Matthew made me feel at ease during the whole process by talking through it with me, with a few laughs on the side.”
-Eunillyne, Alto & Ukulele Enthusiast
This Tuesday, welcome the holidays with Toronto Youth Choir and Incontra Vocal Ensemble in their concert, O NATA LUX! Among other beautiful songs, Toronto Youth Choir will perform Matthew Culloton's stunning piece, 'Famine Song' as seen in this concert recording.The concert begins at 7:30PM on December 12 at Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge St.) Tickets $10 – $25: https://goo.gl/ZLM7dq
Posted by Toronto Youth Choir on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Toronto Youth Choir (2017-2018) performs Matthew Culloton’s “Famine Song”.
“As a composer, I had never explored writing choral music before. I brought my first choral composition to the TYC and was thrilled to have the piece premiered and added to our repertoire. I received so much positive feedback and encouragement from the choir that I have since written several other choral pieces and am looking forward to sharing more of my music with the world! Singing with the Toronto Youth Choir opened up a world of possibilities for me that I never would have expected.”
Cait – Soprano, Composer & Teacher
Who can join?
Typically anyone between the ages of 16 and 30:
- ladies in Grade 12 and older
- gentlemen with changed voices.
How can you join?
Auditions for new members and re-auditions for all current members will be held in the first week of September. Click here to email the conductor to schedule an audition.
How much will it cost?
The 2018-2019 season will cost $225.00 per chorister.
Do I have to fundraise?
As a part of the Toronto Children’s Chorus, a charitable organization, the Toronto Youth Choir has exclusive access to many special workshops and experts through the organization’s larger program. All choristers across the Chorus participate in an annual fundraising campaign called Sing Loo! to support our world-renown program. Toronto Youth Choir choristers are part of this campaign and are expected to individually fundraise $200 for the Chorus. Funds from this campaign benefit every singer at the Chorus. Learn more about Sing Loo! here.
“I’m excited to sing a diverse and exciting selection of repertoire in many of Toronto’s incredible venues. To add to that, I’m even more delighted to perform with some of the most talented and amazing young people in this city!”
-Dominic, Tenor, Student & A Cappella Enthusiast
Need more information?
Read our FAQ
Toronto Youth Choir welcomes young people between the ages of 16 and 30: ladies in Grade 12 and older and gentlemen with changed voices.
Toronto Youth Choir rehearses for two hours and fifteen minutes every Wednesday from 7:00pm – 9:15pm at Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge Street) in the Yonge & St. Clair neighbourhood.
Toronto Youth Choir’s performance schedule depends on the season. Typically, the choir will perform at several Toronto Children’s Chorus’ season concerts and community concerts, in addition to their own end-of-season concert in May. Toronto Youth Choir also performs at festivals and special events, especially during the busy November/December holiday season.
The TYC sings a variety of music, in contrasting styles and genres. While the TYC predominately focuses on repertoire from the Western choral canon, they also perform contemporary choral music, pop, jazz and gospel.
All candidates are encouraged to prepare a short solo. In addition, you can expect to be taken through vocal exercises, including a range check, so that the artistic staff can hear your vocal tone.
While it is not mandatory, previous choral experience is an asset. The ability to read music is a must.
Yes, you can still audition! Toronto Youth Choir is open to all young people between the ages of 16 and 30 with a passion for singing. We welcome ladies from Grade 12 and older and gentlemen with changed voices.
The TYC offers a unique choral experience! We are committed to providing exceptional 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. Rehearsals are rigorous and it is expected that choristers practice outside of choir, including memorizing the music. But at the same time, choir is fun! We incorporate a number of social activities throughout the year to help build our choir community.
As a part of the Toronto Children’s Chorus, a charitable organization, the Toronto Youth Choir has exclusive access to many special workshops and experts through the organization’s larger program. All choristers across the Chorus participate in an annual fundraising campaign called Sing Loo! to support our world-renown program. Toronto Youth Choir choristers are part of this campaign and are expected to individually fundraise $200 for the Chorus. Funds from this campaign benefit every singer at the Chorus.