Season begins September 2024. 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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Watch the 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 2024/2025 season.

UCC Prep: Grades 1-4

Sept - June

  • Wednesdays 5:45PM-6:45PM

UCC: Grades 5-8

Sept - June

  • Wednesdays 6:00PM-7:15PM

Choir One: Grades 9-12

Sept - June

  • Wednesdays 7:00PM-8:30PM

What We Do, And How…

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.

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

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: Wed 5:45PM-6:45PM

Grades 5-8: Wed 6:00PM-7:15PM

Grades 9-12: Wed 7:00PM-8:30PM

UCC Facility

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

Upper Canada Chorus 2024/2025 Registration

  • Applicant Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information - Primary Contact

  • Grades 1-4

    $1390+ HST
    • Wednesdays 5:45PM-6:45PM
    • One-time payment: $1390 +HST
      Total: $1570.70
    • Please eTransfer to complete registration.
      If you require a payment plan, please contact us. A 5% administrative fee is added to payment plan fees.

    Grades 5-8

    $1490+ HST
    • Wednesdays 6:00PM-7:15PM
    • One-time payment: $1490 +HST
      Total: $1683.70
    • Please eTransfer to complete registration.
      If you require a payment plan, please contact us. A 5% administrative fee is added to payment plan fees.

    Grades 9-12

    $1590+ HST
    • Wednesdays 7:00PM-8:30PM
    • One-time payment: $1590 +HST
      Total: $1796.70
    • Please eTransfer to complete registration.
      If you require a payment plan, please contact us. A 5% administrative fee is added to payment plan fees.


    UCC is a professional ensemble committed to the highest levels of performance. Common concert attire is therefore mandatory, with no exceptions. Depending on your grade level, concert attire prices range from $160-$190 plus HST. Additionally, there may be a concert-specific shirt (for productions like Les Mis, Celtic Woman, Disney, etc.) at a cost of $40, and a UCC winter hat/scarf combo for our annual town of Markham Christmas event, also at $40. Such items have been carefully selected to use through multiple years of participation.

    Concert Tickets

    We are committed to the highest standards in concert experience, mixing both professional and student musicians. All participants acknowledge upon registration that they will commit to the purchase of a minimum of 3 tickets per registered family, per concert. We will be presenting 2 concert experiences next season, with tickets ranging from $45-$65.

    I acknowledge that The Upper Canada Chorus is a professional ensemble that may be filmed, photographed or recorded throughout the course of the season, and consent to the use of such media, or authorization of use of such media, by UCC without compensation or notice to any individual member. Payment represents a commitment for an entire choral season. As such, refunds cannot be granted under any circumstance. The Board of Directors and legal council govern this policy, and no exceptions can be made by the musical directors. The Artistic Director holds the right to remove a chorister from the program should his or her behaviour be inappropriate and disruptive to the programming. Under no circumstances will a refund be granted. I have notified the Upper Canada Chorus of all necessary medical concerns and special medical needs pertaining to my child. Registration in subsequent years is recognized as a full renewal of the acceptance of these terms.

    Full payment is required to complete registration. Students must be accepted to the program before completing this form. Please etransfer payments to according to the chart above. Payment plans may be approved by the board upon request, on a case-by-case basis.

You are a living work of art!

Audition inquiries please email