About Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir

CNCC is a growing part of the Chorus Niagara family. A dynamic choir for children ages 4 – 16 years of age; members are introduced to the basics of choral singing as they prepare for concerts. The choir is comprised of four smaller choirs – Training Choir, Intermediate Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir.  The smaller choirs sing separately and together, learning and performing music that is appropriate for their age and skill level.

CNCC have performed in their own concerts, as guests of Chorus Niagara, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Choralis Camerata and other arts organizations. CNCC performs in Partridge Hall at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines as well as a variety of other venues.

Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir offers children in the Niagara region the opportunity to develop their musical knowledge, build relationships and share their love of music with others. Choir members receive a broad musical education which includes sight singing, ear training, music theory and vocal technique. Our goal is to build a confident community of young singers who love to sing.

We rehearse September to May on Wednesday evenings at First Grantham United Church on the lower level. 415 Linwell Road., St. Catharines, ON.

Our Choirs

Training Choir | Ages 4-6  5:30-6:15pm Training Choir is a preparatory choir that focuses on teaching the rudiments of music through movement, and fun rhythm and pitch exercises. The Training Choir rehearses from September through May for 45 minutes each week. The Training Choir participates in bi-annual CNCC concerts and/or some community events.

Intermediate Choir | Ages 7-9 6:00-7:15pm Intermediate Choir introduces the basics of choral singing and music theory. The commitment to this choir includes completing weekly theory assignments and rehearsing the assigned practice homework. The choir rehearses for 1 hour each week. The Intermediate Choir participates in bi-annual CNCC concerts, choral festivals and some special events.

Concert Choir | Ages 10+ 5:30-7pm Children in this choir commit to rehearsing for 1.5 hours each week, complete weekly theory assignments and prepare practice material throughout the week. The Concert Choir participates in numerous performances throughout the year, as guests of other arts groups (Chorus Niagara, NSO etc), at festivals, CNCC concerts, community events, and competitions with some travel in Ontario.

Chamber Choir | 7:15-8pm Chamber Choir choristers are a select group of children from the Concert Choir who have attained a higher level of vocal skill and musicianship and have choral experience. This choir performs at prestigious events within the community and receives more opportunities for travel. Acceptance into the CNCC Chamber Choir is by invitation or audition.

Auditions | Chamber Choir only. Potential choristers are invited to join the Concert Choir for a regular rehearsal. Potential choristers will participate in the rehearsal with an assigned buddy. Following the rehearsal, the director will meet with the potential chorister and conduct a short interview and simple vocal assessment.


To set up an audition, please contact us  cnchildrenschoir@gmail.com