The BCC is a leader in choral musicianship training and continues to set the highest standards of musical literacy and education for community choirs.


Musical excellence

Our program offers something special to the wonderfully diverse residents in and around East Toronto, building positive relationships among the participants through musical education, creative expression, striving for excellence as well as exploring a broad range of cultures through our repertoire and performance projects.

“I am currently in my seventh year in the BCC. I love it so much, and it’s helped me improve my musical skills as well as grow as a person.”
— Bach Children's Chorus singer

our Mission is to:

  • provide a high-level choral experience for children, youth, and young adults

  • provide an education in vocal technique, music theory and sight-singing in a recreational setting

  • present performances in Toronto which will appeal to both the performers and the audience

  • instil in youth the cultural value of creative expression and collaboration

  • raise up a community of arts enthusiasts and musical leaders who will positively impact the future of arts and culture in Canada

This season

In 2019-2020 the BCC and BCYC will be performing with the all-professional Hannaford Silver Street Band in a concert hosted by Canadian radio icon, Tom Allen. The BCC recently performed as invited guests for dignitaries of the Asia Pacific Foundation and sang John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” as official Guest Artists at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In 2020, BCC Choir III will be travelling to Montreal to sing a cameo concert as part of PODIUM 2020, the bi-ennial Conference for Canadian Choral Communities and travelling to Nova Scotia for an Experiences Canada exchange with the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir!

Recent awards and honours

  • First Place at the National Competition for Amateur Choirs in the 16 & under category
    (Bach Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir, 2019)

  • Best Overall Performance among numerous first-place finishes in National Music Festival
    (Bach Chamber Youth Choir, 2018)

  • First Place at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals (Choir II/Cantabile, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • In 2018-2019, the top treble voices of the BCC and BCYC have been invited to perform at Roy Thomson Hall with Eleanor Daley as part of their free noon-hour organ concert series.

The Artistic Director, Charissa, is very friendly and helpful. The choristers as well are amazing and sound great together! We are not only a chorus, we are a family, and we come together through singing.”
— Bach Children's Chorus singer