As part of the Toronto Children's Chorus (TCC), the Toronto Youth Choir welcomes choristers aged 16-30, and performs SATB (mixed choir) repertoire. The choir meets on Wednesdays from 7 to 9:15 PM and is directed by Matthew Otto. Though many choristers within TYC are TCC graduates, the choir is open to all young people: ladies grade 12 and up and gentlemen with changed voices.
The TYC sings a variety of music, in contrasting styles and genres. While the TYC predominantly focuses on repertoire from the Western choral canon, we also perform contemporary choral music, pop, jazz and gospel.
The TCC offers artistic excellence, character-building experiences and leadership opportunities while nurturing musical academic and individual achievement. For more than 4 decades, the TCC has built a musical education structure that includes sight singing, theory training, master classes and workshops with expert clinicians while offering exceptional performance opportunities and collaborations with other musicians such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The choir’s vast repertoire embraces diverse cultures and traditions and covers an extensive range of musical genres. The TCC has commissioned many new Canadian works that have greatly influenced the treble voice repertoire.
Toronto Youth Choir’s performance schedule depends on the season. Typically, the choir will perform at several Toronto Children’s Chorus’ season concerts and community concerts, in addition to their own holiday concert in December and end-of-season concert in May. Toronto Youth Choir also performs at festivals and special events, especially during the busy November and December months.