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…
Join us at our FREE Community Concert in Regent Park with Dixon Hall Music School Choir, February 5th
The Toronto Children’s Chorus and Toronto Youth Choir are looking forward to performing with Dixon Hall Music School Choir in a FREE Community Concert at St. Paul’s Basilica in Regent Park on Sunday, February 5 at 4:00pm.
Dixon Hall Music School Choir is located in the Regent Park area and consists of about 12 to 15 choristers between the ages of seven to 13. The Choir is free to join, with practices occurring once each week on Mondays.
“My choir is excited to sing with the accomplished, older Choral Scholar singers from the Toronto Children’s Chorus,” says Dixon Hall Music School Choir conductor, Edward Larocque. The two choirs will be singing a joint piece with harmony: Let There Be Peace on Earth by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson, arranged by Hawley Ades. The Choral Scholars are a sub-section of Chorale choir that take on additional responsibilities in the Toronto Children’s Chorus. This inspiring song perfectly reflects TCC’s 39th season theme, In Peace and Celebration! read more…
Toronto Children’s Chorus celebrates the incredible accomplishments of alumna Georgia Lin! Georgia will be performing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as a soloist on March 25th, 2017 for their Young People’s Concert, How the Gimquat Found Her Song! Georgia will sing Bist du Bei Mir by Bach.
“I’m excited and grateful to have the opportunity to perform with the TSO, and I hope to make my TCC family proud!” says Georgia.
The production is suitable for children between the ages of five to 12 and tells the story of a silent bird that lives in hiding, until one day she meets a magician who takes her on a tour of western music in search of the perfect song.
Get your tickets to the TSO concert today! Tickets from $26.50.
Choristers and alumni look forward to “A Child’s Christmas” performance at Roy Thomson Hall, Dec. 17
Our holiday performance at Roy Thomson Hall is just a day away! As our choristers, alumni, special guests and artistic staff practice for this unforgettable performance on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 pm, we spoke with some of the singers to find out why they are most looking forward to A Child’s Christmas.
“Have fun, be daring, be yourself”: An interview with our holiday concert special guest, Geraint Wyn Davies
Warm up and enjoy this season with a holiday story narrated by Stratford Festival Actor Geraint Wyn Davies during the Toronto Children’s Chorus’ annual performance at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2pm. Mr. Wyn Davies will join Main Choir in presenting a special ‘musical’ reading of poet Dylan Thomas’s classic tale, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, with orchestral arrangements by Nancy Telfer.
Toronto Children’s Chorus and Roy Thomson Hall are excited to co-present one of Toronto’s most popular holiday productions. This season’s performance is called A Child’s Christmas. More than 300 choristers plus the Alumni Choir will fill the theatre with festive carols. Renowned harpist Judy Loman and friends from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will also join the choir onstage.
In anticipation for our holiday concert, Mr. Wyn Davies kindly took the time to talk with the TCC about his most beloved holiday memories and his best advice for passionate and artistic young people. read more…