VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto

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.

2013-2014 marks VIVA!’s fourteenth season as a downtown group of choirs whose mission is to provide children and youth with artistically excellent musical opportunities in a supportive, inclusive environment.

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

You can follow us on our website, on Facebook, and via Twitter.  See the CALENDAR tab for a complete list of our 2013-14 activities!

 

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2013 – 14 Season Highlights:

  • a performance with rocker Alice Cooper  in tribute to producer Bob Ezrin at the Sept 21 Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards show at the Elgin Theatre  Broadcast on December 18, 2013 on the Global TV network
    SEE THE VIDEO CLIPS HERE: Part 1 | Part 2
    IN PART TWO BOB EZRIN ELOQUENTLY ADVOCATES FOR ARTS EDUCATION
  • October 7 performance at the Ontario Heritage Trust’s Chandelier Gala Fundraiser in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres
  • October 19 performance at the Certified Management Accountants 2013 Graduation Exercises at the Harbour Castle Convention Centre before an audience of 3,000
  • Annual October Performing Arts Camp at Lake Simcoe
  • December 1 Concert Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
  • December 9 Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser
  • December 15 Carols by Candlelight at Trinity St. Paul’s
  • Annual performances in the National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker
  • February 21 Bowlathon Fundraiser
  • April 9 VIVA! Gala Dinner and Concert Fundraiser
  • June 1 A fully staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado

Choral Mentoring Leadership Program Participants:
Ayanda Dalamba, Adam Mason, Laura Menard, Sarah Morrison, Maria Riedstra, Louise Simone

Highlights of previous seasons:

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

2011 – Noon Hour Choral and Organ Series, Roy Thomson Hall
2010 – The Bear, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
2009 – Tour to England and Wales
2007 – Tour to New York City