Sing for Joy is an all-inclusive community of choirs in the City of Toronto. We welcome all voices, and require no singing experience – just a desire to sing with others in harmony. Our songs are learned by ear in the oral tradition of call-and-response, drawing from many cultures and backgrounds. We have two locations to choose from.
Sing for Joy is unique from traditional choirs in that we don’t use sheet music or written words. Our songs are learned by ear, and reflect a diversity of roots, origins, and inspirations. We sing songs of many themes, including songs for courage and justice, joy and peace, comfort and healing. We choose songs that you can weave into the rhythm of your daily life, and take home to share with your loved ones.
Sing for Joy is a member of the Ubuntu Choir Network, a global community of singing groups who believe that the joy of singing is a universal birthright, and that together, regardless of musical background, we can help improve the world by joining voices in song. Ubuntu is a Zulu word, meaning “I am because we are”. To learn more about Ubuntu singing, click here.
We live in the most diverse city in the world, and our singing community reflects that diversity. For us, being all-inclusive means that all voices are welcome, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, and musical experience. We strive to share songs that are universally accessible, that celebrate the diverse roots and origins of where we come from. This is how true harmony is made.
Did you know that singing together has all kinds of proven benefits, from physical and mental health and wellbeing, to increased energy and confidence, to a heightened sense of belonging and connection? If you’re new to choirs or group singing in general, check out these 5 reasons to start singing today.
Tuesdays in Riverdale – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rise & Shine Morning Choir – All voices and ages welcome!
January 16 – April 3, 2018
Location – TBD
Our Tuesday session has been held in the historic building of St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, in Riverdale Park. Sadly, we have just been informed by the City of Toronto, which manages the facility, that renovations will be taking place in the New Year. We are looking at a number of different locations in Riverdale to hold our choir, and should know shortly where we will be meeting.
Wednesdays in the Annex – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
January 17 – April 4, 2018
Lotus Yoga Centre, 100 Harbord Street, 2nd Floor
Our Wednesday session meets at the Lotus Yoga Centre in the Annex. Located on Harbord Street, next to the Almond Butterfly bakery, this location is a short streetcar ride or walk from Spadina subway station. There is free parking on the side streets, as well as bicycle lanes out front.
Register for our fall season, or drop in to give it a try! For more info, CLICK HERE.