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.
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: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:10 OR Thursdays 4:15 – 4:55
- Piccolo tuition: Varies by session – $136 from January 8 & 9 to March 11 & 12
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 5:00 – 5:45 or Thursdays 4:45 – 5:30.
- Prelude tuition: $445.00 for the year
***The oldest three groups learn the basics of music theory, appropriate to their division, during rehearsals.***
Cantabile Chorus (Grades 3-5)
The Cantabile Chorus is for kids in grades 3-5. This division is our intermediate division. They continue to work on producing a healthy sound and work in two parts gaining more experience with ensemble singing. The second half of the year is dedicated to an end of the year staged production.
- Cantabile rehearsals: Thursdays 5:00-6:15
- Cantabile tuition: $595.00 for the year
Chamber & Youth Choirs (age 12 & up)
The Chamber & Youth Choirs are for kids ages 12 & up. 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.*
*Our Youth members can choose to sing in just the choral stream or they can choose to also participate in the musical which starts rehearsing in January. The Youth Choir will perform a separate musical from the younger divisions next season.
- Chamber Choir (grades 6 & 7) rehearsals: Thursdays 6:30-8:00
- Chamber Choir tuition: $695.00 for the year
- Youth Choir (grades 8 & above) rehearsals: Thursdays 7:00-8:30
- Youth Choir tuition: $750.00 for the year
- Youth Choir without the musical: $610 for the year
There are partial Bursaries available for all divisions.
Summer Camp | August 19 – August 23, 2019
We had another great year at Summer Camp where we explored a Shakespeare story using singing, acting, movement, and making props. Stay tuned for details about our 2020 camp!