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We are currently registering children in grades 2 - 6

Membership: $250 for a full season (September to May) or $150 for a half season (September to December, or January to May).

To learn more please email us at tcscc@torontochoralsociety.org

our choirs

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The TCS Children's Choir is for children in grades 4 to 6, and is led by Artistic Director and Conductor Sarah Parker. Returning choristers are welcome to stay with the choir in grade 7.

The TCS Young Children's Choir is for children in grades 2 to 3, lead by Anne Massicotte. Mature grade 1 children may join at the conductor's discretion.

rehearsals

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Rehearsals take place every Thursday evening, from September to December, and from January to May.

TCS Children's Choir: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

TCS Young Children's Choir: 6:45 to 8:00pm.

LOCATION: We rehearse in the Danforth and Carlaw area of Toronto, at a fixed location each week.

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our mission

The TCS Children’s Choir mission is to encourage and enrich the musical interests of children in Toronto’s east end by providing a community choir experience in which they can learn, perform, and develop a life-long appreciation for singing.

Our choir provides a supportive environment in which singers can develop their musical abilities by learning and performing choral classics, music from a variety of cultures, and music that celebrates the heritage of the City of Toronto.

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our history

The TCS CC’s inaugural season, which ran from January to May, 2013, was a great success. The TCS CC made its first public appearance at a benefit concert for the Street Haven Women’s Choir on May 5, 2013, with its sister choirs, the Toronto Choral Society and the Street Haven Women's Choir.

 

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our history

The TCS CC’s inaugural season, which ran from January to May, 2013, was a great success. The TCS CC made its first public appearance at a benefit concert for the Street Haven Women’s Choir on May 5, 2013, with its sister choirs, the Toronto Choral Society and the Street Haven Women's Choir.

On May 23, 2013, the TCS CC performed its very first solo Spring concert, “Animal City”, an homage to the Riverdale Zoo and the animals of Toronto. The concert provided enriching opportunities for children to accompany the choir on piano, sing solos, and lead a sing-a-long with their audience.

The TCS CC launched its second season in September 2013. The TCS CC’s enthusiastic choristers worked hard to prepare for their first TCS CC holiday concert, “Candles in the Window: A Musical Celebration of Light”, on December 7, 2013, which also featured choristers from the Toronto Choral Society.

On May 31, 2014, the TCS CC performed with exuberance its Spring concert, "The Singing City: Exploring Toronto's Communities Through Song". The concert celebrated Toronto's many cultures and neighbourhoods, and featured music in unison, two- and three-part harmony, and a variety of languages.

In December 2014, the TCS CC presented its second holiday concert, "Shining Stars and Shimmering Snow", celebrating all that sparkles during the magical holiday season. The concert featured flutist Troy Wynot, our concert accompanist, Marjorie Wiens, and the world premiere of "The Tinsel Star", a choral work composed by Bonnie Penfound for the TCS CC! Choristers also joined TCS adult community choir members for a community carol sing at Withrow Park on December 12, 2014 - a beautiful snowy night!

The Winter/Spring 2015 concert season began with our spring concert, "Ed's Last Song: A Musical Tribute to a Toronto Landmark", on Thursday April 30, 2015. TCS CC also once again joined its sister choirs, the Toronto Choral Society and the Street Haven Women's Choir for the annual Street Haven benefit concert on Sunday, May 3, 2015. And, perhaps most thrilling of all, TCS CC was invited to join the Toronto Choral Society adult community choir in its May 13, 2015 performance of Carmina Burana!

In 2015, the TCS CC was invited to perform at the 23rd Annual Riverdale Share Concert! The concert took place on Sunday December 6, and was a wonderful opportunity to perform for our neighbours along with a group of singers from the Toronto Choral Society adult choir and to give back to families in need in our community. Click here for photos from the show!

In December 2015, the TCS CC performed its winter concert, Holiday Joys & Children’s Toys, joined for the first time by our other sister choir, the Street Haven Women's Choir! And finally, the TCS CC once again joined our neighbours at Withrow Park for its annual community carol sing!

In January 2016, the TCS proudly launched its new Young Children's Choir for children in grades 2-3! The choir is conducted by Anne Massicotte (bio below) and joined the TCS CC for its May 2016 concert.

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Sarah Parker

Artistic Director

Sarah Parker is the artistic director and founder of the Toronto Choral Society Children's Choir. With formal training in music at both McMaster University and the Royal Conservatory of Music, a lifetime of singing in choirs, and a specialized teacher degree focused on music and the arts, Ms. Parker is particularly suited to her favourite role—encouraging children to embrace music and participate in music, with joy, at all levels.

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Anne Massicotte

Conductor, Young Children's Choir

Anne Massicotte graduated from the Conservatoire de Québec in clarinet and from York University in education. An Orff specialist, Anne discovered her passion for children’s choirs while teaching music in elementary schools in Toronto. Her children's choirs have won many Gold Awards at the Toronto Kiwanis Festival, and as well as a second place at the Ontario Music Festival in 2010. She conducted the Riverdale Young Singers from 2003-2005. Anne is a long time music teacher at CAMMAC Music Centre and a recorder player. Anne is excited to lead the new TCS Young Children's Choir in developing a deep love for music and for singing!