Comprised of 40 auditioned young people who come together from all over Ontario, the program offers a wonderful experience for the singers, audiences and communities they perform in. OYC offers a rare bridge from school choirs to professional choirs and serves to inspire young, talented choristers to continue to pursue the choral arts. Over the course of the camp, OYC choristers show a dramatic growth in musical skill and confidence. 75% of participants continue to pursue the choral arts and 3-4 choristers per cohort go on to pursue music professionally.
The program is unique in Ontario with similar provincial programs across the country. Ontario Youth Choir is one of the most comprehensive among other provincial programs, being the only weeklong residency-based and one of the few to offer a full concert repertoire. Many participating choristers and conductors agree that this format is optimal and in fact, produces some of the strongest and exceptionally talented singers for the National Youth Choir.
Your generous gift will help cover expenses associated with mounting and running this program, including paying professional conductor, collaborative pianist, and vocal coaches, renting rehearsal and performance spaces, purchasing sheet music and touring.
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