Leading Innovators in Choral Education

VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto is a vibrant, innovative choral organization for children and youth ages four to young adults.

2015-16 marks VIVA!’s sixteenth anniversary season as a downtown group of choirs whose mission is to offer youth the opportunity to achieve artistic excellence through innovative education in a singer-centred, inclusive community.

* Orff classes for younger choirs
* Support for youth with disabilities

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Key Upcoming Dates

  • Friday Jan 29 – Family Ukulele, Board Games, Drum Circle and Soup Night
  • Sunday Jan 31 – Theory Help Session II
  • Monday Feb 8 –  Photo Day – All wear VIVA! uniforms
  • Sat. Feb 27 – Bowlathon Fundraiser
  • Feb 29 – Juniors who are interested in moving up to Main visit Main Rehearsal
  • Friday March 25 – St. John Passion – CYC and Main Chorus Performing
  • April 4 – Bring a Friend to Choir Day and Prep/Junior Orff Showcase
  • Wed. April 20Annual Fundraising Dinner Gala – A Night in Camelot – Chamber Youth Choir Performs

Highlights of recent seasons:

2014-15

  • performance at the Bliss Ball Fundraiser for the Dilawri Foundation
  • October annual performing arts camp
  • Chamber Youth Choir performance at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre’s Remembrance Day Service
  • annual performances in The Nutcracker with The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra
  • Carols by Candlelight, Readings & Carols
  • January concert Songs of Innocence with guest artist Michelle Colton, percussion
  • Main Chorus participation at the Ontario Vocal Festival in Caledon in February
  • Noon Hour Concert at Roy Thomson Hall by Main Chorus and Chamber Youth Choir in March
  • Chamber Youth Choir performance at VIVA!’s annual Gala Dinner Fundraiser
  • The Play of Daniel, a medieval liturgical drama, with The Toronto Consort
  • June concert Sumer is Icumen In with guest artists Colin Savage, recorder and Terry McKenna, lute

2013-14

  • Canada’s Walk of Fame Performance with rocker Alice Cooper in honour of legendary music producer Bob Ezrin, broadcast on Global TV
  • performance at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre’s 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala
  • 5th Annual City Carol Sing, a foodbank fundraiser, broadcast on City TV
  • Brother Heinrich’s Christmas, a seasonal concert
  • Requiem by W. A. Mozart with the Talisker Players Orchestra
  • Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic operetta The Mikado  performed by all choirs with the Kingsway Chamber Strings

2012-13

  • children’s opera Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten
  • A Medieval Bestiary with Toronto Consort by Dean Burry

2011-12

  • music inspired by Greek mythology
  • music by Greek Canadian Christos Hatzis
  • Greek folk dancer participation
  • all choirs house organization by Greek gods
  • season culminating tour to Greece in July 2012