Meet our Head Choristers!

Meet our Head Choristers!

Head Choristers are Section Leaders who have shown exceptional leadership qualities and have made an outstanding contribution to the Chorus. They are responsible for representing the TCC publicly, communicating with staff about special plans, attending monthly Chorus Council meetings, focusing the choir before rehearsals and performances, leading in the creation of the yearbook, and organizing social events throughout the year. As you can tell, Head Choristers perform critical roles as ambassadors, role models and leaders!

This year, we are happy to introduce three incredible young leaders as the Head Choristers of our 40th anniversary season!

Aramea

Hi, I’m Aramea Copeman and I’m incredibly excited to be one of the three head choristers for TCC’s 40th anniversary season! Over the last eight years in the choir I have had the best experiences and made the closest friends. Out of these experiences, my favourite was in July 2017, when I stood on the stage in Barcelona representing Canada at the 11th World Choral Symposium. Not only did we sing our best and meet people from around the world, but I also got to enjoy Spain with my best friends. This year, I’m looking forward to the holiday season with the TCC, our annual Sing Loo! fundraiser, Roy Thomson Hall holiday concert, carolling with the Main Choir and singing holiday songs in the community. Outside of choir I love baking, science and Christmas! (I have been listening to Christmas music since September 1st….) My advice to new choristers is to always be open to making friends in the choir, because from my experience, they are for life.

 Summer

Hi, I’m Summer and I’m so excited to be a Head Chorister for the 2017-18 season! This is my 9th year in the choir and it’s honestly been the best 9 years of my life (even if that only leaves 7 years of boring choir-less life). During my time in this organization I have experienced and created so many amazing memories, such as being conducted by Penderecki in Poland, or shaking the hand of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New York City! How many people can say they’ve done that? I know this season will hold so many extraordinary experiences as good or better than that, especially being the 40th anniversary of the TCC. I’m so honored to be one of your Head Choristers this year, and I can’t wait to experience it alongside you!

 

 

 

Julie

Hello my name is Julie Anne Frynta and it is my greatest pleasure and honour to be a head chorister this year. I am the oldest of six children and my family loves to do sports and travel. This is my sixth year in the choir and I am very excited for the unforgettable opportunities and experiences that we will all have this 40th season. I truly hope that all the choristers of the Toronto Children’s Chorus will have a wonderful year full of life enhancing experiences and memories that will last forever. Singing is a powerful gift and it is a universal language, so whenever and wherever you are in the universe there will be people who love to sing.

Welcome to our 40th Anniversary Season!

Welcome to our 40th Anniversary Season!

The Toronto Children’s Chorus welcomes you to our ruby season – Fire and Ice! Join us as we reflect on the 40 years we have spent together and anticipate the next 40 years to come. 
 
During this special season, we welcome many guests, including international opera stars and TCC alumni, bass-baritone Giles Tomkins, mezzo soprano Krisztina Szabó and soprano Lesia Mackowycz. We are honoured to sing Canada’s national anthem at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremonies and we are excited to perform two concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in November and March.
Make sure to mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss the incredible talent, power and joy the Toronto Children’s Chorus brings to every performance!

Upcoming Performances

*This season, all concerts are single ticket sales only (no subscriptions). Purchase online in advance to skip the box office line. Tickets are also available at the door.

Autumn Radiance

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 | 3PM

St. Anne’s Anglican Church

Adult: $25 | Senior/Student: $20 | Child: $10

The Toronto Children’s Chorus Training Choirs, Choral Scholars, staff and alumni will welcome autumn with powerful repertoire at the beautiful St. Anne’s Anglican Church. The choir will be joined by TCC staff and friends, Bradley Christensen (baritone) and Ryan Downey (tenor), and TCC Alumnus Giles Tomkins (bass baritone). Do not miss this radiant concert that is sure to warm the audience from the crisp autumn weather.

 

Light the Flame

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 | 4PM

Trinity St. Paul’s United Church

Adult: $35 | Student/Senior: $30 | Child: $20

As Canada prepares for another cold winter, the Main Choir and Toronto Youth Choir will counter the chill with electric repertoire. Ticket proceeds from this special concert will support Chamber Choir’s 2018 tour to Newfoundland, including their participation in Choral Canada’s biennial Podium Conference and Festival.

National Anthem at Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 | 7:30PM

Air Canada Centre

Adult: $35 | Student/Senior: $30 | Child: $20

Chamber Choir is honoured to sing Canada’s national anthem at the closing 
ceremony of the third annual Invictus Games, with Canadian folk and country singer, William Prince. Created by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games began in London, UK, in 2014, in which wounded, injured or sick military personel partake in various sports.

Congratulations, Alumna Emily D’Angelo!

 
Congratulations to TCC alumna Emily D’Angelo who won 1st place in the Cesti Singing Competition in Innsbruck, Austria!
 
More than 170 singers from 39 nations applied for the prestigious singing competition for Baroque opera, organized by the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. After a high quality final concert with 12 remaining competitors, Canadian mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo came out as the big winner. Second place went to Frenchwoman Eléonore Pancrazi, also a mezzo-soprano. 
 
 
 
 

Art Classes with the Canadian Contemporary School of Art

The Canadian Contemporary School of Art (CCSA) is a new arts school that takes an innovative approach to creative art instruction and provides a warm and welcoming learning environment for students of all ages. Located in Toronto’s Leaside neighbourhood, classes at the CCSA take place in a newly renovated bright and open 3750 square foot space. Each class is devoted to both developing the skills necessary for mastering different art forms and allowing each student to experience the joy of learning about their creative selves.
 
CCSA is proudly offering classes that teach painting, sculpting, textile printing, fashion designing, cartooning, animation, puppetry and architecture. 
 
To learn more and register for one of its amazing classes, visit the CCSA at 109 Vanderhoof Ave, or www.ccsa.art 416-740-0078.

The Toronto Children’s Chorus extends sincere gratitude to its season supporters!

Alumnus Phillip Addis Performs in Carmina Burana

Alumnus Phillip Addis Performs in Carmina Burana

 

Our senior choir is excited to perform in Orff’s Carmina Burana alongside the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and many talented soloists from June 21 to 24th. This performance will be particularly special to the Toronto Children’s Chorus as we sing with TCC alumnus, Phillip Addis, baritone.

Addis kindly answered all of our questions; from what his time was like as a TCC chorister to his incredible journey from choir member in Carmina Burana (early 1990s) to soloist (2017). Read on to find out more about one of this production’s featured performers.


JoinTCC Founder/Conductor Laureate Jean Ashworth Bartle at the Alumni Reception after Carmina Burana, June 23.
 


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Head Choristers interview Canadian Composer Jeff Enns

Composer Jeff Enns

O Canada! 2017 is an incredibly special year for the Toronto Children’s Chorus, as we mark this season by celebrating both Canada’s 150th birthday and Artistic Director Elise Bradley’s 10th anniversary with the Chorus!

More than 300 choristers (ages 5 to 30) will sing songs of peace and celebration to acknowledge this special year at our May 6 season concert. The choristers will perform music written by composers from across the globe and by home grown Canadian talent, including Composer Jeff Enns’ piece, Da Pacem.

The senior Chamber Choir will perform Da Pacem at Saturday’s concert and on tour in Spain! Head Choristers from the Toronto Children’s Chorus had the incredible opportunity to interview Enns to find out what inspires the composer. read more…