The Youth of Arcady typically take part in 2-3 major Arcady concerts per year, including a Christmas concert and a Spring fundraiser gala concert. The youth, who range in age from 8 to 18, receive training through a mentorship program that combines Arcady’s professional musicians with those in the youth group. Rather than being a year-round program, rehearsals are scheduled only in the weeks leading up to a concert. This opportunity provides unparalleled experiences for these young musicians. There is no registration fee, making this opportunity available to all.
The Arcady youth training chorus was created during the summer of 2009. Performing in front of a full house audience on June 5, 2009, approximately 50 children joined Arcady’s experienced chorus in a performance of the Canadian opera, Ruth, written and directed by Arcady director Ronald Beckett. To date the youth ensemble has performed in a number of performances of Ruth, the annual Voices of Summer concert, Beckett’s Welcome Yule, and Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand with conductor Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra (picture below). This program is proudly supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Contact Arcady by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or register.
Hear what our youth have to say by watching the YouTube video below: