Young Voices Toronto offers different choir sections based on age/level. At each step of a chorister’s musical journey with the choir, music theory will be taught at the appropriate levels using theory books tailored especially for our choir divisions. Theory is an important component for developing each chorister’s skill and each child will be responsible for completing their theory homework.
Piccolo is designed for children aged 5-7to nurture age appropriate musical and social capacities in the early years. The program focuses on singing, movement, and music creation, as well as cooperation and care in our musical community. Piccolo meets Thursdays from 4:30pm-5:15pm during the choir season from September to June.
In this division, the choristers will further develop their growing voice and ears, and will build greater confidence through performing. This choir section meets Thursdays 5:30pm-6:45pm from September to June.
Brio provides new challenges for Intermezzo choristers who have demonstrated commitment to their musical growth. Choristers sing increasingly challenging repertoire in a variety of styles, languages ,and involes more complex part singing. Theory and sight singing continue in rehearsals, along with the expectation that some theory homework will be required. Choristers are expected to take part in an overnight choir retreat each Fall. Brio meets once per week on Tuesdays 5:15pm-7:00pm from September to June.
Allegria choristers work toward advanced vocal and choral technique and continue to develop independence through sight singing and aural skills. Repertoire is diverse and complex, often requiring singing in up to six parts. These choristers are offered exciting opportunities to perform and may include tours and recordings, depending on the year. Choristers are expected to take part in the overnight choir retreat in the Fall and participate in all tours. Allegria meets twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:45 PM.
Comprised of selected senior Allegria members, this small ensemble of choristers work one-on-one on their musicianship, vocal techniques, and solo voice at an advanced level. This group has the opportunity to perform on their own at concerts and/or outside events.
In addition to the refinements made to the choir divisions, the choirs are embarking on new and exciting partnerships with both musical and non-musical organizations to raise our profile across the GTA and the country, and to ensure excellent opportunities for our choristers.