TORONTO, Ontario — One of Canada’s most exciting and talented youth performing arts companies, The Toronto Children’s Concert Choir and Performing Arts Company (TC3) is staging its annual Spring production and fundraising concert on Saturday June 6, at the Jane Mallet Theatre, in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
Founded in 2001, by Rev. Denise Gillard, TC3 is committed to producing a world-class youth performing arts company, reflective of Toronto.
This ever-so-inspiring performing arts company has toured, internationally, in places such as London, the Bahamas, New York, Montreal and Halifax, and recently collaborated on a recording with Afro-Jazz artist, Sonia Aimy, in a call for the release of the over 200 Nigerian school girls taken captive, recently.
At home or abroad, TC3’s rousing performances of gospel, spirituals and inspirational songs inspire, uplift and ignite the spirit.
This year’s concert, entitled “Get Ready”, is a celebration of gospel and inspirational music, African, Hip Hop and contemporary dance and Afro-Caribbean drumming.
TC3’s young people are not only known for their talent, but for their song writing creativity and ability to add a gospel touch to musical selections, made famous by artists such as the Temptations, Shalamar and John Mayer.
TC3 is more than just a choir. Comprised of over 30 talented young people, ages 7 to 18, from across the Greater Toronto Area, TC3 is dedicated to developing and encouraging youth to expand their artistic talents through inspirational song, dance and Afro-Caribbean drumming.
Its goal is to create opportunities for youth to use their talent in a positive way, to change their lives presently and for the future. In addition to the performing arts, students are given academic support which is a mandatory component of their membership.
TC3 is the premier program of Hope Works Connection, a not-for-profit organization, whose mandate is to empower youth through the performing arts, academics and by relieving poverty.
It is one of the only organizations in the GTA, creating opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to the holistic development of African Canadian youth through the performing arts.
Since its inception, HWC has collaborated with schools, agencies, governments, churches, community centers and various other community-based organizations, to offer a variety of performing arts programs, workshops and youth development activities to youth of all ages and background.
HWC envisions “Youth unleashing their artistic talent and energy as a creative alternative to self-destruction.”
Tickets to TC3’s fundraising concert are $25.00 for children/youth, $35 for seniors and $40 for adults and can be bought online: www.stlc.com; by phone: 416 366 7723 or 1-800-708-6754; or at the door.