The Ontario Youth Choir, founded by Choirs Ontario in 1971, provides a unique opportunity for young singers from across Ontario to work with some of Canada’s outstanding choral leaders. Every summer 40 talented young singers audition to take part in an exciting programme of rehearsals, masterclasses and voice lessons. The choristers are challenged with the finest choral repertoire while enjoying the camaraderie of talented colleagues.
This year the choir will train and stay on the campus of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, under the inspired leadership of conductor Elise Bradley. The program concludes with a three-city tour. OYC is an unforgettable experience; fun and friendship for the singers, and extraordinary training with skilled professionals.
The 2017 OYC takes place from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 20.
Application Deadline: February 27, 2017
Eligibility: To be eligible, singers must have been born between August 20, 1993 and August 11, 2000.
How to Apply: Singers can apply ONLINE by going to Ontario Youth Choir page or fill out the form and mail it to Choirs Ontario office.
Audition Details: Auditions will be held in late March and early April in Ottawa, London, Hamilton, Waterloo and Toronto. Skype auditions can also be arranged for choristers unable to attend a live audition due to geographical distance. Singers are asked to prepare two contrasting solos and bring two copies of each. Ear and sight-reading tests will be administered and an accompanist provided. Live auditions are preferable, but recorded auditions (on CD) will be allowed in special circumstances.
Audition Fee: $40