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.

2017-18 will mark VIVA!’s eighteenth season as a downtown group of choirs whose mission is to offer youth the opportunity to achieve artistic excellence through music education in a singer-centred, inclusive community.

* Orff classes for younger choirs
* Support for youth with disabilities –
see our Inclusion Video

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Key Upcoming Dates

  • July 2017 Tour to Spain
  • Auditions for the 2017-18 Season –  August 30, September 9 – 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.

2016-17

  • October 28-30 –the annual weekend Performing Arts Camp
  • Saturday December 17 – Winter Concert Carol of the Child – 6:30 pm concert – Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity St. Paul’s – Tickets $25/$15 – info@vivayouthsingers.com
  • 24 Performances of The Nutcracker with The National Ballet of Canada at the Four Season’s Centre
  • December – singers age 8+ sing 24 performances of “The Waltz of the Snowflakes” in The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker
  • November and April Orff Showcases where the Prep Chorus and Junior Choir present compositions and creative works
  • November/December – VIVA!’s pickup choir the “Six Week Singers” rehearse and perform, along with four of our choirs, at both the December Season Concert and Carols by Candlelight with the Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church Choir in our home venue Trinity St. Paul’s Centre
  • December – Poinsettia Sales Fundraising Campaign
  • February – Bowlathon Fundraiser
  • March – Family Night – Ukulele Fest, Board Games and Soup for All
  • April – “Bring a Friend” Day Open House
  • May 10 – the Chamber Choir performs at the Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner
  • May 14 – Singers taking Private Voice Lessons through VIVA! perform in a Solo Vocal Recital
  • Saturday May 27 – Spring Concert Juntos (Together) – España meets Canada at 150  – 6:30 pm concert – Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity St. Paul’s – Tickets $25/$15 – info@vivayouthsingers.com
  • Auditions and Theory Help Days throughout the season

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