BCC/BCYC is widely known and highly respected as an organization for its innovative programming, its education system, and the clear, lovely sound of its singers. The children and youth of BCC/BCYC develop a love of music and singing through enjoyable learning and performing experiences. Awards that the organization has received at both provincial and national levels have given it a high profile, including four first-place standings and the best overall in the 2017 National Music Festival. Through its education practices, BCC/BCYC is setting a standard of musical literacy and education for community choirs.
Founded in 1987, BCC/BCYC is an organization of four choirs with singers aged 6 through university age: three treble choirs for ages 6-16 and a mixed-voice choir for boys with changed voices and girls aged 16 and up. All treble choirs rehearse weekly in east Scarborough and BCYC rehearses Sunday evenings at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Danforth Avenue at Chester Station. BCYC performs music that ranges from classical to pop, jazz and Broadway. Interested singers are welcome to drop by on a Sunday evening.
Charissa Bagan, artistic director
James Pinhorn, conductor, BCYC
Eleanor Daley, accompanist