The CCOC offers a unique experience, giving members unparalleled performance opportunities and life skills with age-appropriate vocal & dramatic training. Opera is simply storytelling with music, and those are two things that kids & youth love! The arts are valuable to local communities and economies, and have tangible benefits for all young people. A large majority of Torontonians actively support the arts and believe it improves quality of life.
Principal Chorus Members perform Donizetti’s Servants’ Chorus from Don Pasquale at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria
- The CCOC is an important part of the arts scene in Toronto, with ties to many other major arts organizations, from the Canadian Opera Company and Toronto Symphony Orchestra to the (Canadian) Tenors. The creative sector is a major economic force in Toronto and Ontario.
- As an educator, the CCOC is a recognized leader with a unique program that combines serious musical and dramatic training. Arts education is a critical tool in helping “at risk” youth, and teaches valuable life skills for all children and youth entering the modern world.
- Between its membership, performances, school visits, recordings, and outreach programs, the CCOC touches tens of thousands of people each year.
- The CCOC actively encourages diversity in its membership, with a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.