St. Thomas Anglican Church - Choral Academy
St. Thomas' Choral Academy
 
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. — Saint Augustine of Hippo
 
 
Junior Choir
For children from 8 to 15 years old
 
St. Thomas' Junior Choir is modelled after the programmes of English Cathedral choirs, with an equivalent musical curriculum. Choristers have the privilege of learning music for free, in exchange for their participation in services. They are exposed to a large repertoire of great choral music, and learn to read music and sight-sing, vocal technique, music theory, and ear training. Each chorister progresses at their own pace through the five levels of the choir. 
Choristers rehearse twice a week, but rehearsals are offered five days a week, to allow flexibility around busy schedules.
 
         Schedule
    Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm
    Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm
    Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 pm
    Fridays from 6 to 7:30 pm
    Sundays from noon to 1 pm
 
 
 
Cherub Choir
For children from 4 to 7 years old
On Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6 pm
 
Due to a high demand, we are now offering a half hour choir rehearsal for young children. The Cherub Choir provides excellent musical initiation to boys and girls from 4 to 7 years old. The Cherub Choir is an opportunity for children to develop a sense of melody and rhythm through games and short hymns and songs.
 
 
 
Solfege Class
On Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:15 pm
 
Solfege is the art of sight singing a piece of written music without having heard it beforehand. This class is designed for adults of all levels and focuses on the understanding of written music, applied to choral music.
 
New choristers get three hours of private solfege lessons prior to joining the class and choir rehearsals.
 
 
Senior Choir
On Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 pm
 
St. Thomas' Senior Choir is a mixed-voice ensemble, that performs sacred music from all periods, with a special emphasis on the great classical repertoire. The Senior Choir sings every Sunday for the 10:30 am service, as well as for Christmas, Easter, and other special events. The choir also participates in Evensongs and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
 
Choral Scholarships are available for college and university students who sing in the Senior Choir.
 
Childcare
 
If you consider joining the Senior Choir, but are hesitant to do so because of family constraints, please talk with the directors of music. Childcare is available during rehearsal.
 
 
Although there is no musical ability prerequisite to join the choral academy, choristers are selected for their potential to learn in the choir setting. Children develop their ear and voice through the choral academy program. The directors of music must meet all prospective choristers. For an appointment, or for more information, please contact:  
Francine & Matthieu Latreille
Telephone: (613) 962-3636
Email: MusicAtStThomas@gmail.com
 
 
Les francophones sont également les bienvenus. Cependant, la méthode utilisée pour enseigner le solfège est la technique anglaise appelée « Tonic Sol-Fa ». Les directeurs musicaux sont bilingues.
 
 
 St. Thomas' Choral Academy is supported by the Anglican Foundation of Canada.