Etobicoke Youth Choir

Who we are

Operating since 1976, EYC is a Charitable-Registered, non-profit, community choir for young people ages 7-19.  The mission is to have an inclusive, friendly, fun-loving choir where young people develop self-esteem, self-discipline, self-motivation, tolerance, and respect for others while learning the skills of choral singing and experiencing the artistry and joy of musical performance.  Artistic leadership is provided by a Music Director assisted by an Accompanist, both of whom are remunerated with modest honorariums.  Policies, Operations, and Administrative Practices are established and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the parents of choristers and from the community-at-large.  The choir has an Intermediate Section for ages 7-11, and a Senior Section for ages 12-19. Younger members showing strong musical skill may be asked to join the senior division at the discretion of the director.   The season runs September through early December with a break during the holiday season and picks up in January through May with time off during the March school break. Rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm - 7:45pm for the Intermediate choir, and 8:00pm - 9:15pm for the Senior choir. Workshop Weekends are held at Ontario Pioneer Camp in September and January to help polish repertoire and promote chorister bonding. EYC annually presents two evening concerts. Concerts include repertoire for each choir section and for the ensemble. Each concert is followed by a reception organized and catered by the Board and parents. A limited number of community appearances are sometimes scheduled around the concerts. Annual chorister fees are kept as affordable as possible. The fees cover weekend camps,  tuition, rehearsals, use of music, portfolio case, a professionally-produced choir portrait, and a service medallion with annual updates. Any out of town touring costs are covered by the participants. EYC is a Registered Charity  # 888 414 869 RR0001

Partners

Westway United Church