ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

The Oakville Choir for Children & Youth is an inclusive and welcoming organization that offers music education and leadership training to young people from 4-24.

We provide a fun, safe and educational space for children and youth to receive exceptional music education and develop outstanding leadership skills that foster community, connection, and confidence – both in and outside of the classroom.

OUR STORY

For 30 years, Oakville Choir for Children and Youth (formerly The Oakville Children’s Choir) has provided exceptional music education and leadership training to young people. As a forward-thinking organization, we believe that providing a fun, safe and educational space for youth to express themselves, encourages them to find their voice and use it as a force for good in this world. Currently, we offer a collaborative and comprehensive choral music education program to over 200 young people.

Building on our strong national and international reputation, we engage our singers through exploring a wide range of repertoire, diverse musical programming, and high standards of performance. As a dynamic and award-winning choral organization, we are most proud of the choral collaborations that we have created through partnerships with other arts and community organizations both locally and internationally through our touring program. We continue to focus on empowering all youth to use their voice to lead, connect, learn, and build confidence in their community and beyond.

OUR ENSEMBLES

We provide mentorship, leadership training, and opportunities that give children and youth a chance to demonstrate their leadership skills and build great communication skills. Our programs empower our choristers with exceptional music education and help express themselves and build confidence both in and outside of the classroom.

Little Voices

Growing Voices

Brave Voices

Vibrant Voices

United Voices

Noble Voices

Chamber Voices

ARTISTIC TEAM

Maria Conkey

Artistic Director

Kate Wright

Conductor

Cheryl Duvall

Collaborative Pianist

Dr. Charlene Pauls

Conductor

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Yvonne Choi

Collaborative Pianist & Theory Instructor

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Janet (Stachow) Correia

Collaborative Pianist

Massimo Kincses

Assistant Conductor

Walter Mahabir

Conductor

Lianne Tan

Collaborative Pianist

Jacinta Claudio

Conductor

 

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Anjanette Bailey

General Manager

Board of Directors

Houri Houldsworth, Past Chair
Paul Treiber, Treasurer
Kathy Grant-Munoz, Board Member
Vivien Szatan, Board Member
Heather McLennan, Board Member

“I joined the Oakville Choir (OC), simply because I was a boy who enjoyed singing. The values and lessons that I have learned and the bonds that I have developed, have been transformative. My experience in the OC has allowed me to explore a wide variety of music spanning from all over the world, increasing my musical repertoire. The administrators, and conductors at the OC have created a safe and inclusive environment for all choristers to grow, not just as musicians but as future leaders. I feel that my time at the OC has helped me develop my voice, and given me many opportunities to use it.”  

– Razeen, age 16, OC chorister