Collier Street Choir School
Offered as part of Collier Street United Church’s community outreach endeavors, Collier Street Choir School is a free choir school for children ages 6-11 taking place on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is a group music education class in which children learn music theory and history through fun and games, while also participating in traditional choral training. Children practice and learn skills of basic note and rhythm reading, leadership and sharing, deductive reasoning and emotional awareness. Wishing to provide to the community at large, the program is secular in its teaching. The church supports the cost of running this program in exchange for the children performing as a group in church approximately one Sunday per month, also providing the children with regular performance opportunities. Enrollment is limited but latecomers are welcome if there is space.
Collier Street Choral Scholar Program
Offered to youth ages 12 and up, this program offers training in leadership, teamwork, professionalism and musicianship skills. A three-tiered system, students audition and are placed at the levels of “junior,” “intermediate” or “senior” with the expectation of singing up through the ranks as their levels progress. All levels and experiences are welcome. Remuneration ranges from volunteer hours, to private coachings, to a chance to be awarded a scholarship from the Collier Street United Church congregation at the end of each semester. Choral Scholars work alongside the senior choir on Thursdays 7-9 pm and Sundays 9:30-11:30 am.
Our Senior Choir meets weekly (Thursday nights, 7:00 pm) to prepare musical numbers for presentation in regular Sunday worship. Special music is prepared for our Good Friday Service, and on Christmas Eve they present a glorious service of Lessons and Carols. Music is a beautiful vehicle through which the Christian faith is expressed.
For all musical inquires, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Collier Street Concerts” Series
In addition to monthly concerts offered by Collier Street’s young artist series “Masters in Music”, Collier Street also offers a broader concert series. Be it their traditional annual “Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long” with the Metropolitan Silver Brass and the Collier Street Senior Choir and Choral Scholars in December, or a Ceilidh, or a famous men’s chorus, Collier Street Music presents a diversified, high-quality program for free-will offering as part of its mission to engage with and provide for the community.
“Masters in Music” Recital Series
Collier Street United Church’s Masters in Music recital series takes place on the first Sunday of every month at 3:00 pm in the beautiful sanctuary of Collier Street United Church. Musical styles range from opera and early music to jazz as well as various instrumental forms. The recital series seeks to create a connection between emerging young artists and audience members. Masters in Music offers high-level performances by advanced degree and highly active young artists. These artists are invited to treat the space as a laboratory of sorts, through which they test new ideas of their own, alongside the best of those in their field, all while talking the audience through their decisions and musical interpretations. A free-will offering supports the performing artists as well as Collier Street United Church’s larger community concert programming calendar.
For a list of upcoming concerts, please click here.