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Oakville Choir for Children & Youth

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Office Phone 905-337-7104
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Primary Contact Jackie Hawken, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Sarah Morrison, Artistic Director
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Agency Information
Description (Agency) A choir composed of more than 200 singers, ranging in age from 4 to 25 years * a registered charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1994
Primary Executive Jackie Hawken, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Katherine Hamilton, Office Manager
Funding Grants ; Fundraising - members responsible for fundraising, parent/older students volunteering ; Fees
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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  
Programs include: 
Little Voices 
* for girls and boys JK-Grade 1 
* fun and enriching introduction to choral singing through song, games, rhythm and Orff instruments  
Raise Her Voice, Cherub  
* for girls in grades 2-4 
* 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 
* Cherub choristers may expect to miss an average of two half-days of school 
Raise Her Voice, Junior 
* for girls in grade 4 and up 
* choir rehearses weekly for 1.25 hours  
* weekly theory and musicianship programs 
* participates in all OCC concerts, choral retreats and workshop 
* performs at several community events 
* participates in competitions with some traveling within Ontario 
Raise Her Voice 
* for girls in grade 7 and up 
* 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 
* undertakes a major tour every other year  
Raise Her Voice, Chamber  
* 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 
A Few Good Men 
* for grade 4 and up 
* for boys and young men including singers with changed 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 
A Few Good Men in Training 
* boys in grades 1-4  
* lays the vocal and musical foundation boys need in order to thrive in A Few Good Men 
* focus is placed on helping boys begin to develop a strong vocal technique and learn basic theory rudiments  
* safe, supportive and fun environment 
* team building activities focusing on creating strong camaraderie between the boys  
Fewer Good Men  
* a select group of Tenors and Bases from the A Few Good Men Choir who have attained a higher level of vocal skill and musicianship  
* small group which receives performance opportunities within the community
Hours * Administration Mon-Wed 10 am-2 pm * Thu, Fri and after hours by appointment
Dates Option 1: Auditions in the Spring for all choirs for Sep-May session 
Option 2: Auditions in Dec/Jan for all choirs for mid-term, acceptance
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 25 year(s)
Application * Assessment required for grade 2 and up, contact office to book 
Applications for full season bursary program by request or online, due Sep 1
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
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Mailing Address c/o Oakville Choir for Children & Youth 
123 Maurice Dr, Suite 203 
Oakville, ON L6K 2W6
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

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