Mission, Values and Principles

Our Mission

The Toronto Choral Society is a friendly yet challenging environment where singers can develop their musical ability, learn choral classics and music of Toronto’s many cultures, present concerts, and perform at special events for the benefit of the community.

Our Values

The Toronto Choral Society:

  • recognises the positive role of choral music in the lives of individuals and communities;
  • celebrates the diversity of the city, its music and its musicians;
  • participates as a community partner in activities that benefit the people of the city; and
  • honours special events in the history of the city, as it has done since its founding in 1845.

Our Principles

The Toronto Choral Society:

  • welcomes new members from across the Greater Toronto Area;
  • accepts new members without auditions;
  • encourages members to develop their musical ability through regular and special rehearsals;
  • chooses a challenging repertoire of traditional choral classics and music of many cultures;
  • presents at least two major ticketed concerts every year;
  • performs at special events for the benefit of the Toronto community;
  • engages professional Canadian musicians to perform in concert with the choir;
  • sponsors Street Haven Women’s Choir and North 44° Ensemble;
  • involves choir members as active volunteers at all levels of choir administration;
  • manages its activities responsibly through an elected Board of Directors; and
  • maintains its status as a registered charitable organization.