Founded in 1978 by Jean Ashworth Bartle, the Toronto Children’s Chorus (TCC) is now celebrating its 46th concert season. Over the course of its history, the TCC has won numerous competitions, including the International Eisteddfod in Wales and the CBC, Kathaumixw, and Let the Peoples Sing Competitions in Canada. The choir has also performed at such revered venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, and The Dom in Salzburg. In addition to their busy annual concert seasons, our young choral ambassadors have represented Canada on thirty-one international tours and seven national tours, most recently participating in ‘Voices Together: An International Youth Choral Symposium’ in Washington, D.C., and performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in July 2023. The organization welcomed Artistic Director Zimfira Poloz in the fall of 2022 to lead this world-renowned chorus.
The Toronto Children’s Chorus is a vibrant musical community that has been nurturing young voices for generations. Through exceptional choral training and performance experiences, we inspire growth, teamwork, and artistic excellence. We foster collaboration, peer leadership, self-discipline, creativity and a lifelong passion for music.
The Toronto Children’s Chorus consists of seven choirs: four Training Choirs ages 6-12 (Spirito, Pasio, Anima, and Coro), and three Main Choirs ages 12-18 (Cantare, Chorealis, and Chamber).