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
As the youth chapter of the Grand Philharmonic Choirs, GPYC 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 city events (eg. Christkindl Market) and being a regular guest of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
Our conductor, Dr. Tracy Wong (DMA, University of Toronto), is an award-winning musician, educator, and composer. Tracy is an Assistant Professor of Choral Studies at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, where she conducts Chorale and Les Choristes ensembles, and teaches choral conducting. She has a wealth of choral conducting experience in Canada and Asia.
GPYC’s 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. Memorable collaborative performances include Orff’s Carmina Burana (2019), Bach’s St Matthew Passion (2019), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (2017), Britten’s War Requiem (2013). GPYC has toured and performed in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.
GPYC rehearses Tuesday evenings. Rehearsals give us the opportunity to integrate music literacy and vocal technique through diverse and engaging choral repertoire — in a fun, supportive community.