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.

2016-17 marks VIVA!’s seventeenth 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 –
see our Inclusion Video

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Key Upcoming DatesCarol of the Child

  • Saturday, December 17 – Winter Concert Carol of the Child
    6:30 pm concert, Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity St. Paul’s
    Tickets $20/$15info@vivayouthsingers.com
  • 24 Performances of The Nutcracker with The National Ballet of Canada at the Four Season’s Centre
  • Auditions for Term Two 16/17 Season – Saturday, January 7, 2017 – For info and audition times email  info@vivayouthsingers.com

Season Highlights:

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 Youth 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