YVT is located is the west end of Toronto, in the Bloor West Village. Our rehearsal space and office are located in Runnymede Presbyterian Church at 680 Annette Street. We also have additional rehearsal space at Humberside United Church, 16 Baby Point Rd.
Founded in 1986 by Ann Cooper Gay, Young Voices Toronto began as High Park Girls’ Choir. The High Park Choirs of Toronto became co-ed in the early 1990s, and continued its high-profile activities in music education, performance and touring.
In 2004, Zimfira Poloz became the Artistic Director and the programme expanded to include international tours, feature performances in major venues, workshops, community performances and local competitions.
In 2011, High Park Choirs became Young Voices Toronto to reflect its growing stature in the international choral community. Maria Conkey joined YVT in September 2017 as Artistic Director and led the choir on a European Tour and together with Collaborative Pianist and Composer In Residence, Sheldon Rose, produced an innovative, pandemic, full-length studio album, Conversations.
In 2022 Carole Anderson became Young Voices Toronto’s 4th Artistic Director. Carole brings with her a wealth of choral experience and continues the exceptional musical legacy created by her predecessors.