Upper Canada Chorus: Canada’s preeminent choral experience for youth

An extraordinary experience for elite singers, UCC is the destination for some of the finest young musicians in our city.

Our flagship choral program

If you love to sing, we have 8 campuses across the GTA where hundreds of students just like you meet each week to prepare for an extraordinary seasonal concert lineup. If the full commitment of a weekly rehearsal is not for you, you can choose to participate in one or more of our concert experiences throughout the season. Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the UCC program, then come Meet With Us! to discuss the many options available.

Upper Canada Chorus incorporates aspects of the Royal Conservatory vocal and theory programs for grades 3-5. Students may choose to begin Royal Conservatory exams in conjunction with Living Arts if they choose, and may be invited to continue their journey with the Chamber Chorus for grades 6 RCM and beyond.

Call us today at 905.237.1139

Grades 3-8

$1290 + HST
  • Sept 2017 – June 2018

Grades 9-12

$1390+ HST
  • Sept 2017 – June 2018

Male Voices Gr. 9-12

$690+HST
  • Sept 2017 – June 2018

Upper Canada Chorus

Registering now for the 2017/18 season

Come sing with an extraordinary group
of young musicians

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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 the Opus Alive, 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 principals. They are:

At the Opus Alive, 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 principals. They are:

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  • 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.

Upper Canada Chorus Faculty

Brian Rawlins
Brian Rawlins
Brian Rawlins is a professional Toy Inventor and Brander with international clients including Hasbro, Disney and Sesame Street. He received formal music education at the Royal Conservatory and the University of Toronto. Brian currently serves as the Artistic Director at Opus Alive, and is a co-founder of the Upper Canada Chorus.
Michelle Rawlins
Michelle Rawlins
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. She studied Piano Pedagogy with the world-renown Merina Geringas, who remained a close mentor until Merina’s passing last year. Michelle is a co-founder of the Upper Canada Chorus, and is currently Director of Curriculum at Opus Alive.
Andrea Donais
Andrea Donais
Andrea Donais received her Masters in Education from the University of Toronto. She was the Director of Choral Music at Pickering College before joining the Opus Alive team full time in 2010 as the Director of Education.
Lian Senior
Lian Senior
Lian graduated with an Arts degree from McMaster University in 2011. She was Head Chorister of the Upper Canada Chorus in 2007, and returned to Opus Alive in 2012 as a permanent faculty member, currently holding the position of Director of Community. Lian is one of the lead conductors at Upper Canada Chorus.

THORNHILL CAMPUS

MONDAY EVENINGS

Living Arts – Grades 1-4: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Upper Canada Chorus – Grades 3-8: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Upper Canada Chorus – Grades 9-12: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
140 Brooke Street, Thornhill

UNIONVILLE CAMPUS

TUESDAY EVENINGS

Living Arts – Grades 1-4: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Upper Canada Chorus – Grades 3-8: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Central United Church
131 Main Street, Unionville

RICHMOND HILL CAMPUS

THURSDAY EVENINGS

Living Arts – Grades 1-4: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Upper Canada Chorus – Grades 3-8: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Richmond Hill United Church
10201 Yonge Street., Richmond Hill

VAUGHAN CAMPUS

THURSDAY EVENINGS

Upper Canada Chorus – Grades 3-8: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
9860 Keele Street, Maple

Come sing with Canada’s preeminent choral experience for youth

Admission is by audition only. Book a Meet With Us! session today and join a truly extraordinary group of  young musicians.