SING–it’s what we DO!
What Our Singers and Families Say
“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
“This choir has an amazing sense of community that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else.”
– Hanna Nopper, Youth Choir singer
More About the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir
The Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir is a wonderful way for 14- to 23-year-old singers to make beautiful music in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The choir started in 1998 and takes pride in serving the community through song at various concerts and outreach events.
In fall 2023, Youth Choir conductor Tom Corken and assistant conductor Ella Latta Suazo visited six high schools in Waterloo Region to provide choral singing workshops to students there.
Recent highlights for the Youth Choir include singing in Mozart’s Requiem with the adult choir in Kitchener’s Centre In The Square in October 2023, performing in the world premiere of Water: An Environmental Oratorio by Stephanie Martin in May 2023, and performing as guest artists of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in The Magical World of Harry Potter in February 2023.
During the pandemic, the Youth Choir, then led by Dr. Tracy Wong, connected virtually with musicians around the world, including sessions with Grammy Award-winning artist Jacob Collier of the U.K. and the University of Pretoria Youth Choir in South Africa.
The choir has toured in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia, and been honoured at the Kiwanis Festival.
At Tuesday evening rehearsals, singers get the opportunity to integrate music literacy and vocal technique through diverse and engaging choral repertoire — in a fun, supportive community.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more!