What you’ve been waiting for!

ChoirLab

July 27-29 for all youth ages 15 – age 23

9-11 am daily

Love to sing? 

Want to explore new types of music from the comforts of your own home? 

Need to brush up your vocal and musicianship skills? 

Level up with ChoirLab!

All ChoirLab participants receive a $25 discount on our 20-21 membership in the Youth Choir!

 

For youth (age entering grade 9 to 23) 

July 27, 28, 29, 9 to 11 am 

 

*  Explore new music (from folk to jazz) with guest professional musicians

 * Refine your vocal and musicianship skills 

 * Individual voice check-ins available upon request

 * Explore interactive collaborative music-making methods

 

Youth ChoirLab Director: Dr. Tracy Wong (DMA, U of Toronto)

  • Conductor, Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir
  • Assistant Professor & Choral Director, McMaster University’s School of the Arts
  • Co-Conductor, Asia Pacific Youth Choir 2020
  • Active clinician, educator, and composer

Register here for ChoirLab YOUTH

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Our Youth Choir is a wonderful way for 14- to 23-year-old male and female singers to make beautiful music in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Our conductor, Dr. Tracy Wong, is an award-winning musician and composer. Tracy recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting) degree from the University of Toronto, and is currently Assistant Professor and Choral Director at McMaster University. She has a wealth of choral conducting experience in Canada and Asia.

Our Assistant Conductor is Rachel Kalap, a multi-talented vocalist and musician, and long-time member of the Grand Philharmonic Choir family.

The youth choir started in 1998. It has excelled in competition. Highlights include winning top prize in 2012 for mixed choir at the Summa cum Laude international festival in Salzburg, Austria, and first prize in Ontario at the Kiwanis Festival in 2014

Highlights of past seasons include a workshop and performance with Baroque expert Joseph Gascho from the University of Michigan, featuring excerpts from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (2017). We toured and performed in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia (2016), sang in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem (2013) and performed parts of Bach’s great St. Matthew Passion in April 2019.

We rehearse Monday evenings. Rehearsals give us the opportunity to integrate music theory, sight singing, vocal production skills and more — in a fun, supportive community.

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“This choir has an amazing sense of community that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else.”

– Hanna Nopper, Youth Choir singer

“I just wanted to let you know how much we loved the concert yesterday. You have done remarkable things with this group.

Our daughter comes home from rehearsal every week very excited about the repertoire and eager to tell us about the things you’ve discussed.”

– Alex Latta, parent of Youth Choir singer
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