TC3

The Toronto Children's Concert Choir

The Toronto Children’s Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company (TC3) is more than a choir. Bringing together young people ages 7 to 18 from across the Greater Toronto area, TC3’s mission is to promote, develop and encourage youth through inspirational song, dance, and Afro-Caribbean drumming. The focus is always on establishing excellence, holistic development, and first-rate performance.

TC3 provides a culturally-rich musical arts program that ranges from spirituals to hip hop. Our positive environment nurtures a sense of extended family and community.

As HopeWorks’ premier program TC3 has performed on television, at corporate events as well as at sold-out performances and on international tours. We have also released an award-winning album. However, our proudest fact is that young people who stay with TC3 complete high school, and an impressive 90% continue on to higher education.

Participation in the performing arts company includes specialized training (vocals, stage presence), performance opportunities and tours, access to the dance and drum programs, academic tutorials, and day camps.

Since TC3’s mandate is to meet the whole need of each chorister, we do not separate academics from musical training: If a member is late for the homework/academic tutorial period, that member is late for choir rehearsal.

Academics and community service are central to each young person’s development as a leader. TC3 participants are given opportunities to teach other young people through peer-led workshops.


Members are encouraged to write and perform original pieces and offered leadership responsibilities. All of this happens with the support of positive role models, mentors and instructors.

Young people who join TC3 can expect not only a broad scope of musical training and personal and academic support but to make positive friendships, strive for excellence as well as have performance opportunities that give them a chance to shine, to travel, and learn more about the world they live in.

testimonials

Check what our TC3 Parents say about us

“TC3 has been a great inspiration to my daughter. She is a child that loves to sing and dance. It has given her more volume, more energy, and camaraderie with her friends at TC3. She promotes the program as much as she can. It has also given her a sense of purpose in her education. Especially with math, she has grown tremendously in studying and doing math problems because of TC3.  I encourage all other children and youth to join because of TC3’s family atmosphere.”

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“After only two years at TC3, I have seen a lot of growth in my son's confidence. He has come out of his shell.”

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“TC3 has given my child so much confidence. This program has helped my daughter build an identity for herself. It continues to help her grow into the responsible young woman I want her to become. I would strongly recommend TC3.”

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“I wholeheartedly support HopeWorks. I wish more people in the community would support and invest in this program. They are doing wonderful things for our young kids-  like encouraging them and boosting their confidence through the performing arts. I know these kids are going to grow up to be fantastic young men and young women.”


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Hear from our Choir Members

TC3 is where I can be myself

“TC3 to me is family. TC3 is where I can be myself with no regrets or judgement. TC3 is where I can broadcast my talents. TC3 is where I have my closest friends. TC3 is where I have the support of my big brothers and sisters. TC3 is home.”


15-year-old girl from TC3


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It has given me a family away from my immediate one

“TC3 has helped shape my identity. It has created a space for me to build my character, responsibility, leadership and organizational skills. It has helped me develop in every aspect of my life. But what it means to me most is family. It has given me a family away from my immediate one. I have met so many amazing people and have so many amazing friends at TC3. I am so thankful.”


17-year-old boy from TC3


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TC3 means love, support, fun, excitement, and family. 

“To me, TC3 means love, support, fun, excitement, and family. When I’m around TC3, I can be myself and have fun with everyone.”


14-year-old girl from TC3


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COVID 19 UPDATE - 

Please check back with us regularly to see when in person programming resumes. We are currently offering a wide array of opportunities virtually through our 150 Voices Free Virtual Program.