Oakville Choir for Children & Youth

Site: Oakville - Mailing Address

Record #: OAK3003
Last Full Update: 05 Oct 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-337-7104
E-Mail info@oakvillechildrenschoir.org
Website www.oakvillechoir.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Anjanette Bailey, General Manager; Phone: 905-337-7104
Alternate Contact Maria Conkey, Artistic Director; Phone: 905-337-7104; Email: maria.conkey@oakvillechildrenschoir.org
Contact Form oakvillechoir.org/contact/

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A choir composed of more than 200 singers, ranging in age from 4 to 25 years * registered charity

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1994
Primary Executive Paul Treiber, Treasurer; Email: board@oakvillechildrenschoir.org
Funding Grants ; Fundraising - members responsible for fundraising, parent/older students volunteering ; Fees
Elections Annually

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)
  • Eight ensembles
  • perform several concerts annually
  • perform at workshops
  • make guest appearances at community functions
  • collaborate with other choirs in Ontario

Little Voices

  • for girls and boys JK-Grade 1
  • fun and enriching introduction to choral singing through song, games, rhythm and Orff instruments  

Growing Voices

  • for singers in grades 2-5
  • children are introduced to basics of choral singing and music theory
  • weekly one-hour rehearsal
  • weekly musicianship and theory
  • several annual performances including self produced concerts
  • no out-of-town travel

Vibrant Voices

  • for girls in grade 5 - 8
  • choir rehearses weekly for 1.5 hours 
  • weekly theory and musicianship programs
  • participates in all OCC concerts, choral retreats and workshop
  • performs at several community events
  • participates in festivals with some traveling within Ontario 

United Voices

  • for girls in grade 8 - 12
  • members are required to have sight singing skills and vocal experience
  • weekly two-hour rehearsals, sectionals, theory, individual vocal coaching and musicianship programs
  • begins each season with the annual choral retreat weekend
  • choristers must commit to numerous local and out-of-town performance opportunities
  • opportunity to tour locally or internationally  

Chamber Voices

  • a select group of choristers from the Senior Choir who have attained a higher level of vocal skill and musicianship
  • members are frequently called upon to serve as ambassadors for the community and leaders within the organization
  • small group which performs extensively and receives more opportunities to travel 

Brave Voices

  • for boys in grade 5 and up
  • for boys and young men including singers with changed voices
  • lays the vocal and musical foundation boys need in order to thrive in Noble Voices
  • provides the opportunity to continue singing in a safe, supportive and exciting environment
  • rehearsals intersperse time spent on singing technique and repertoire
  • team building activities focusing on creating strong camaraderie between the boys and young men who will provide mentorship in the ensemble 

Noble Voices

  • a select group of singers from Brave Voices who have attained a higher level of vocal skill and musicianship
  • small group which receives performance opportunities within the community
  • opportunity to tour locally or internationally
  • Administration Mon-Wed 10 am-2 pm
  • Thu, Fri and after hours by appointment
  • Option 1: Vocal Placements in the Spring for all choirs for Sep-May session
  • Option 2: Vocal Placements in Dec/Jan for all choirs for mid-term, acceptance
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 25 year(s)
  • Assessment required for grade 2 and up, contact office to book
  • Applications for full season bursary program by request 
Languages English
Fees Membership - members purchase their own uniform ; Program ; Bursary * Fee assistance available.

Site Information

Site Location Programs held at various rented venues
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville, ON
Mailing Address c/o Oakville Choir for Children & Youth 
295 Robinson St, Suite 100 
Oakville, ON L6J 1G7
Physical Access Fully Accessible - rehersal locations

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading Music Groups ; Recreation for Youth ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories Music Groups ~ Young Adults ; Music Groups ~ Youth