Leading Innovators in Choral Education

VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto is a choral organization for children, young people (age 4 and up) and adults.

2017-18 will mark VIVA!’s eighteenth season as a downtown group of choirs whose mission is to offer members the opportunity to achieve artistic excellence in a singer-centered, collaborative choral community, featuring youth mentoring programs and the TD Bank Group Inclusion Program.

* Orff classes for younger choirs
* TD Bank Group Inclusion Program offers support for youth with disabilities – see our Inclusion Video

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Key Upcoming Dates

  • November 5 – 3pm Peace Concert at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre
  • Annual Poinsettia Sales Campaign – Pickup December 4 – call 416-788-8482 to order
  • Auditions for Term Two of the  2017-18 Season on January 6 2018 – AUDITION INFORMATION

Season Highlights:

2017-18

  • VIVA! Youth Singers intends to respond to the findings of the calls to action
    by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We will explore music/arts which are inspired by First Nations and indigenous peoples, and will engage in a cultural dialogue with our young singers, guest musicians, and community leaders.
    One of these leaders is Dr. Lori-Anne Doloff, Professor at Faculty of Music,
    University of Toronto. Dr. Doloff will be our advisor throughout next season.
    Our 17/18 season will culminate in a cultural/musical exchange to an Arctic
    destination.
    We are confident that this journey will inspire children and youth of VIVA!
    Youth Singers to respond through dialogue and action, as directed by Reconciliation Canada.
  • October Performing Arts Camp Weekend
  • November Junior Choir Orff Showcase
  • December Poinsettia Fundraiser
  • December Carols by Candlelight
  • December – 26 Performances of The Nutcracker with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra
  • January 27 Concert The Time of Snow – 6:30 PM Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity St. Paul’s – info@vivayouthsingers.com
  • February Bowlathon Fundraiser
  • March Photo Day
  • March 30 Concert Pergolesi Stabat Mater, MacMillan Cantos Sagrados and  Balfour Take the Indian for Main Chorus and Chamber Choir. Hosted by Trinity St. Paul’s
  • April 7 All Day Treble Festival for Main Chorus in St. Catharines
  • April 23 Bring a Friend to Choir Open House Day and Prep/Junior Off Showcase
  • May Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner
  • May 27 Solo Recital for singers taking Private Voice Lessons
  • June 2 Concert Magnetic North – 6:30 PM Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity St. Paul’s – info@vivayouthsingers.com
  • June 15 – Second Annual June Garden Party Fundraiser

2016-17

  • December Concert Carol of the Child
  • February Performance at Leonard Cohen: Ethics and The Artist
  • May Youngest Choirs Performance at a local retirement residence
  • May Concert Juntos (Together) – España meets Canada at 150 
  • July Tour to Spain

2015-16

  • Performance at the Metro Convention Centre at the Children’s Aid Foundation Gala
  • November Concert – SHANTI! Our Native Land with Cree Hand Drummer and Song Catcher Veronica Johnny
  • March – Bach John Passion for Main Chorus and Chamber Youth Choir with orchestra and the Trinity St. Paul’s United Church Choir
  • June – The Sword in the Schoolyard, A World Premiere

2014-15

  • performance at the Bliss Ball Fundraiser for the Dilawri Foundation
  • Chamber Youth Choir performance at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre’s Remembrance Day Service
  • 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
  • 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