The award-winning Toronto Children’s Chorus, under artistic director Elise Bradley, comprises a “family” of choirs – KinderNotes for children aged 3 to 6, four Training Choirs, the Main Choir (Cantare, Chorale, Chamber, and Choral Scholar levels) and the Youth Choir. Chorus auditions are held in May and September; auditions are not required for KinderNotes.
Providing life-enhancing experiences through the study and performance of the choral art, the Toronto Children’s Chorus is recognized as one of the world’s leading treble choirs. Founded in 1978 by Jean Ashworth Bartle, the organization welcomed Artistic Director Elise Bradley in the fall of 2007 to lead this world-renowned choir. The Chorus is now celebrating its 37th season entitled Sounds of Splendour.
In addition to demanding annual concert seasons, these young choral ambassadors have represented Toronto and Canada on twenty-six international tours.
The choir’s vast repertoire embraces diverse cultures, traditions and musical genres. In fulfilling its mandate to celebrate Canadian composers, the Toronto Children’s Chorus has commissioned more than forty works for treble voices and regularly features Canadian repertoire. Frequently in demand, the Chorus has had the honour of performing as a guest artist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Bach Consort, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and Soundstreams.