After School Opera Program

sing! Move! ACT! COMPOSE! play!

The After School Opera Program is offered to children ages 7 to 12 at five locations across the city. 

Under the guidance of the lead artist, a program assistant, and special guests, children explore music, drama, and design to create, rehearse, and perform an original opera. This fun and unique program develops children’s performance and music skills and nurtures their self-confidence. Friends and family are invited to attend the celebratory performance on the final day.

Each term of the After School Opera Program runs for approximately 10 weeks. Registration costs vary by location, starting as low as $11 to a maximum of $15 for the entire program. See locations below for details.

Mondays, Etobicoke

All classes take place on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Ourland Community Centre located at 18 Ourland Ave. (at Islington).

  • Fall – September 28 to December 7, 2015; excluding Thanksgiving
  • Winter – January 4 to March 7, 2016; excluding Family Day
  • Spring – TBC

The cost is $11 per student per term.

To Register: Registration for the fall and winter terms opens Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7 a.m. For details and registration, go online at toronto.ca/torontofun or call 311. The After School Opera Program is listed as "Opera For Children" under Performing Arts.

BARCODES
Fall barcode: 2750548
Winter barcode: 2750573

Spring barcode: TBC

Tuesdays, North Toronto

All classes take place on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Barbara Frum Recreation Centre, located on the lower level of the Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd. (Bathurst and Lawrence).

  • Fall – September 29 to December 1, 2015
  • Winter – January 5 to March 8, 2016
  • Spring – TBC

The cost is $11 per student per term.

To Register: Registration for the fall and winter terms opens Monday, September 17, 2015 at 7 a.m. For details and registration, go online at toronto.ca/torontofun or call 311. The After School Opera Program is listed as "Opera For Children" under Performing Arts.

BARCODES
Fall barcode: 2755300
Winter barcode: 2755394
Spring barcode: TBC

Wednesdays, Downtown West

All classes take place on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Hall of West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House), 248 Ossington Ave. (at Dundas Street West).

  • Fall – September 30 to December 2, 2015
  • Winter – January 6 to March 9, 2016
  • Spring – April 6 to June 8, 2016

The cost is $15 per student per term.

To Register: Registration for the fall term opens Tuesday, September 1, 2015. For registration information, contact Sherry Squires, Music School Co-ordinator at 416-532-4828 x. 127 or e-mail sherrysq@westnh.org.

Note: To ensure that ALL children get a chance to participate, a student may register for one of the three sessions. The same child may be put on a waiting list for the other sessions. Children who have not previously participated in the program will get priority over those on the waiting list.

Wednesdays, North York

All classes take place on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room located at Pleasantview Community Centre, 545 Van Horne Ave. (Finch Ave. and Victoria Park Ave.).

  • Fall – October 7 to December 9, 2015
  • Winter – January 6 to March 2, 2016
  • Spring – TBC

The cost is $11 per student per term.

To Register: Registration for the fall and winter terms opens Monday, September 17, 2015 at 7 a.m. For details and registration, go online at toronto.ca/torontofun or call 311. The After School Opera Program is listed as "Opera For Children" under Performing Arts.

BARCODES

Fall barcode: 2754198
Winter barcode: 2754219
Spring barcode: TBC
Thursdays, Downtown East

All classes take place on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the dance studio at St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, 230 The Esplanade (Front and Parliament).

  • Fall – October 1 to December 3, 2015
  • Winter – January 7 to March 10, 2016
  • Spring – TBC

The cost is $11 per student per term.

To Register: Registration for the fall and winter terms opens Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7 a.m. For details and registration, go online at toronto.ca/torontofun or call 311. The After School Opera Program is listed as "Opera For Children" under Performing Arts.

BARCODES
Fall barcode: 2769760
Winter barcode: 2777317
Spring barcode: TBC


Program Sponsor:

Scotiabank

Program Supporters:

The Chawkers Foundation
The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation
The McLean Foundation
Anonymous

Established program centres include: West Neighbourhood House Music School, Barbara Frum Recreation Centre, Ourland Community Centre, St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, Pleasantview Community Centre.

After School Opera Program participant at St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, 2015. Photo Credit: COC

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