Invitation for Interested Students

to join Opera York’s Children Chorus

Opera York is forming a Children's Opera Chorus.

Starting Saturday, September 16th

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church
10066 Yonge St,
Richmond Hill, just north of Major Mackenzie.

Children from ages 9-16 years will have the opportunity to perform in Opera York's production of
  November 2nd and 4th, as well as future productions. The chorus will have opportunities to sing and work with opera-trained professionals and perform at the Diamond and Schmidt acoustically-built Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

However, a children's opera chorus can do so much more than just singing at performances. A proper chorus is trained in drama, dance and staging. Opera York has rented space and hired instructors for each area of study as well as special workshops.

We will meet on Saturday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. Choral and music instruction will begin at 2:00 until 3:00. Then the students will be given 20 minutes break during which time we will provide a nutritious snack. From 3:20 until 4:20, the students will study drama, dance or staging. It is our priority that this be a wonderful experience for the students. We are offering positions to 30 students who want to commit to this project.

In order to provide this opportunity, we need to charge a fee of $300 for the year for each student. The fee would be payable all at once or in two payments of $150, one in September and one in January. The fees will go to pay an administrator, the accompanist, the workshop instructors and for the rented space. We are trying to keep the fees low but if this fee creates an economic hardship for your family, please speak to myself or any one of the undersigned.


    • Saturday, September 16 – Music and Drama
    • Saturday, September 23 – Stage Combat
    • Saturday, September 30 – CANCELLED
    • Saturday, October 7 – Music and Dance
    • Saturday, October 14 – Music and Drama
    • Saturday, October 21 – Opera rehearsal
    • Saturday, October 28 – Opera rehearsal
    • Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween treats provided and Opera Dress Rehearsal at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
    • Thursday, November 2 and Saturday, November 4 – Carmen
    • Saturday, November 11 – Music and Drama
    • Saturday, November 18 – Music and Stage Combat
    • Saturday, November 25 – Music and Dance
    • Saturday, December 2 – Music and Drama
    • Saturday, December 9 – Music and Stage Combat
    • Saturday, December 16 – Music, Dance & rehearsal for Christmas Concert
    • Wednesday December 20 – Christmas Concert at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at with your contact information. We will be pleased to answer any questions. As mentioned, our capacity for this program is limited but we will meet every student who is interested.

Thank you for your support and interest.

Carla J. Silver – Music Director, on behalf of Joan Sax & Philip Trow – Co-Founders, Opera York.