Welcome to Young Voices Toronto
Young Voices Toronto
For nearly 30 years, Young Voices Toronto (formerly High Park Choirs) has been developing children’s musical abilities with passionate, professional, and unique choral training – all while promoting inclusiveness, joy, teamwork, and cultural diversity. Led by internationally-renowned Artistic Director Zimfira Poloz, Young Voices Toronto is the Children’s Choir-in-Residence at the University of Toronto, and has been featured several times at Roy Thomson Hall as well as in performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 YVT was selected to perform at the National Choral Symposium-Podium in Ottawa. The group’s latest invitation was to the summer 2014 World Choral Games in Riga, Latvia, where the group shared the stage with over 450 top international choirs!
Why Sing with Young Voices Toronto?
Led by world-class artistic staff, Young Voices Toronto offers a unique comprehensive music education program that encompasses professional voice training, musicianship based on a solid foundation in music theory, healthy signing techniques, movement, teamwork, leadership skills, and camaraderie. Young Voices Toronto is the Children’s Choir-in-Residence at the University of Toronto, resulting in music collaborations, workshops, and performances with one of the top educational institutions in North America. YVT also performs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, is often invited to perform at Roy Thompson Hall, and this year is taking part in the summer World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia with over 450 international choirs! Artistic Director Zimfira Poloz is an internationally-recognized conductor, educator and adjudicator with numerous awards in her long career, including the Honoured Representative of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan Award, the city of Hamilton’s V.I.P. Award, and the Leslie Bell Prize Award for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Art Council. She is invited regularly to serve as clinician for festivals, lead workshops for educators, and jury International Choir Competitions around the globe.
“My time at YVT has been one of the most musically and socially enriching experiences that I have ever had…Unbreakable bonds through the love of music” (Susanna, chorister)
“You build skills like memorization you don’t even realize it until you have to use them in a different facet of your life. Plus, it’s fun!” (Annika, chorister)