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Our Mandate:

The Toronto Beaches Children’s & Youth Chorus aims to promote the love of singing and the joy of drama in children and youth. We are committed to pursuing the highest standards both chorally and dramatically in an inclusive, supportive and welcoming community; to provide opportunities for creativity, performance and personal growth.

The Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus was founded in 2006 by artistic director Bronwen Low-Scott.

The choir provides both vocal and dramatic training, in a fun and supportive environment. The children learn a variety of music from all different genres, and enjoy bi-weekly drama classes with actor & teacher Joanne Mitchell. Jessica Riley, Cindy Kosa, Michael Gomiega and Adolfo De Santis round off the artistic staff. Catherine Morfitt is our invaluable general assistant.

The Choir has five levels of instruction and a Competition Choir!

Visit the JOIN US page more information about auditions and joining the choir. 

Piccolo Choir (Jk & Sk)

The Piccolo Choir for children in JK & SK. The Piccolo Choir is a non-auditioned choir for young children who love to sing, move & make believe. We work on finding the children’s singing voices and head voices through song and game. The children start to use beat and rhythm and get to explore and move with regular drama sessions.

  • Piccolo classes: Wednesday OR Thursday from 4:30-5:10 at Kingston Road United Church.   Please email us for more information.
  • Piccolo tuition: $198/Fall term, $150/Winter term, $182/Spring term.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Prelude Choir
(Grades 1 & 2)

The Prelude choir, for kids in grades 1 & 2, continues to develop proper use of the head voice, beautiful unison singing and simple rounds through song, movement and drama.  The children are also involved in the Spring Musical every year.

  • Prelude rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 and Thursdays 4:45 – 5:30. Please email us for more information.
  • Prelude tuition: $550 for the year (or two installments of $275.)

***The oldest three groups learn the basics of music theory, appropriate to their division, during rehearsals.***

Cantabile Chorus

The Cantabile Chorus is for kids in grades 3 & 4. They continue to work on producing a healthy sound and work in two parts gaining more experience with ensemble singing. In our Fall term, we include lots of movement, body percussion and the use of instruments.The second half of the year is dedicated to an end of the year staged production.

  • Cantabile rehearsals: Wednesdays  5:30-6:30
  • Cantabile tuition: $695 (or two instalments of $347.50.)

Chamber & Youth Choirs
(Grade 5-6 Chamber, grade 7 and up Youth)

The Chamber choir is for children in grades 5-6 and the Youth Choir is for children in grade 7 and above and for changed voices. Both divisions are dedicated to kids who love singing and drama and want to continue their love of music at a higher level. They are also involved in a staged production in the Spring.

  • Chamber Choir (grades 5 & 6) rehearsals: Thursdays 5:15-6:30.
  • Chamber Choir tuition: $795 (or two instalments of $397.50.)
  • Youth Choir (grades 7 & above) rehearsals: Thursdays 7:30-8:45
  • Youth Choir tuition: $795 (or two instalments of $397.50.)

There are partial Bursaries available for all divisions.

Competition Choir
(Grades 7 & up)

This choir is for members of our Youth choir who want to pursue singing at a high level and want to immerse themselves in many different genres of music and multi-part harmony.  There are weekly rehearsals on Thursdays from 6:45-7:30 and two extra two hour rehearsals on a Sunday each term. These choristers form the core of our touring choir, and other performance opportunities as they arise.

Competition Choir rehearsals: Thursdays from 6:45-7:30 AND two additional 2 hour Sunday rehearsals per term.

Competition Choir tuition: $450 (or two instalments of $397.50.)

Adult Pick Up Choir

Come out and meet new people who also love to sing.  There is no requirement for this group other than coming out, singing and having fun!  We had an awesome time last fall session. Call or email for more information.

BOYS VOCAL GROUP

We are very excited to announce that creation of TBCYC’s very own Boys only vocal group.  The tradition of male vocal groups is very strong in many countries around the world.  We want to create something very special for our children and youth in our own community.  Stay tuned for more information.

Summer Camp 2024

We are delighted to be able to offer summer camp again this year from Monday, August 12 until Friday, August 16 which will be held at Kingston Road United Church.

  • KINDIE Camp – Full-Day – for JK and SK campers offering a wonderful opportunity for them to have their first experience of summer camp with singing, music, dance, drama, movement, arts and crafts – drop off is from 8:45am & pick up is at 3:30pm ($295 for the week Aug 12 – 16)
  • Full-Day Camp – Monday to Friday 9am to 3:30pm – this camp for Grade 1 to Grade 7 – drop off is from 8:45am & pick up is at 3:30pm ($295 for the week Aug 12 – 16)
  • Half-Day Youth Intensive Camp – 1pm to 3:30pm – for ages 12 + – going into Grade 8 ($195 for the week Aug 12 – 16)

To register please use the link below: