Season begins September 2023. Registration is open!
Upper Canada Chorus: Canada’s preeminent choral experience for youth
An extraordinary experience for elite singers, UCC has cultivated some of the finest musicians in our city for over 25 years.
Sing with us!
Registering now for our 26th season!
Over the past quarter of a century tens of thousands of students across Ontario have experienced the impact of arts education through Upper Canada Chorus programs; UCC has set a global benchmark for music education, and is recognized as one of the foremost pre-University choral experiences in the world. Our goal is to cultivate the unique potential of every individual, unlocking life skills – like confidence, discipline and leadership – that carry far beyond the musical realm, affecting every aspect of academic and social development.
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We believe in the extraordinary capacity of each individual to adapt and learn, and to approach the world with an almost magical sense of wonder and discovery. It is this innate human spirit that launches young people on a quest to acquire language, to fascinate over the simple movements of nature, and to explore the natural sounds and rhythms all around us.
At Upper Canada Chorus, we use the most compelling attributes of live arts to create inspiration for young people and their audiences. We do it by focusing on 3 core educative principles. They are:
The Atmosphere of Environment
A positive, nurturing environment certainly includes the aesthetic surroundings, but also refers to the strong sense of community we believe is necessary for young artists to grow.
The Discipline of Habit
Blending both knowledge and action perfectly, experience in the arts prepares students for success in life. We encourage and cultivate the habitual behaviours of confidence and leadership.
The presentation of LIVING IDEAS
We believe arts education should be presented in such a way that it causes students to engage with the world and people around them.
Rehearsal Location & Time
All rehearsals are held at our at our historic Heintzman House facility in Thornhill – 135 Bay Thorn Drive – off Yonge St., just south of Hwy 407.
Grades 1-4: Wednesdays 5:45PM-6:45PM
Grades 5-8: Wednesdays 6:15PM-7:30PM
Grades 9-12: Wednesdays 7:00PM-8:30PM
Auditions and Registration…
The Upper Canada Chorus is an elite ensemble of highly engaged students. While it is not necessary to have formal music training prior to entering the ensemble, we do look for high levels of aptitude, commitment and enthusiasm in the audition process. Admission to all levels is by audition only as we have a fixed number of spaces for each grade. You may request an audition by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New UCC video: Unexpected Song
Both audio and video recording is a vital part of the Upper Canada Chorus musical experience. Watch and listen to UCC in our newly released video “Unexpected Song”. We are looking forward to recording and filming several more songs in the 2023/2024 season.
I don’t think we as parents express our appreciation enough. Thank you for all that you do and all the invaluable experiences and opportunities you have provided to our children.
Anne Ko, UCC Parent
The UCC experience is incomparable. I can’t imagine a more worthy extra-curricular activity for my 3 children.
Richard Parry, UCC Parent
You have helped us give our daughter the best musical education we could hope for and so much more. You have introduced many concepts and helped her learn and discover many things, not just about music, but also about herself.
Maya Zeltser, UCC Parent
My daughters have learned so much from their experiences with UCC. As well as receiving top-notch musical training, they have experienced the joy of sharing their passion for music with other like-minded youth. Perhaps most importantly, they have learned that by working hard at something they love, their lives can be immeasurably enriched.
Dr. Dalia Chapnick, Child & Adolescent Psycologist