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, Anna Madgett & Michael Gomiega round off the artistic staff!
The Choir has five levels of instruction. We are now holding auditions for our 2018/2019 season for all children in grades 1-12. The audition is not meant to be intimidating, but rather a chance for us to meet each child and family, and have a chance to hear them sing a song for us. Please see Auditions for more info!
The Piccolo Choir for children in Jk & Sk. The Piccolo Choir is a non auditionned 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 childrens start to use beat and rhythm and get to explore and move with regular drama sessions.
We have two Piccolo Classes running in September and registration is now open. Our Wednesday class is from 4:30-5:10 & our Thursday class is from 4:15-4:55. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
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 invloved in the Spring Musical every year. The Prelude choir will meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays next year. Our Wednesday class is from 5:00-5:45 and our Thursday class is from 4:45-5:30.
***The oldest three groups learn the basics of music theory, appropriate to their division, during rehearsals.***
The tuition for The Prelude Choir is $425.00 for the year.
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. The Cantabile Chorus will meet from 5:00-6:15 on Thursdays in the fall.
The tuition for The Cantabile Chorus is $575.00 for the year.
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 Chamber Choir, for kids in grades 6 & 7 meets every Thursday from 6:30-8:00.
Our Youth Choir for kids in grades 8 & above meets every Thursday from 7:00-8:30.
***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.
The Chamber & Youth Choirs will sing together for some of our larger numbers, but will otherwise
The tuition for The Chamber Choir is $675.00 for the year.
The tuition for The Youth Choir is $675.00 for the year.
The tuition for just Youth without the musical is $575 for the year.
There are partial Bursaries for all divisions.
Summer Camp-August 20-August 24, 2018
We look forward to another great year at Summer Camp where we will explore a Shakespeare story using singing, acting, movement, and making props. There is an informal performance at the end of the week.