CANA­DIAN CHIL­DREN’S OPERA COM­PANY

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Richmond Hill Post - - Education Guide -

The CCOC changes chil­dren’s lives through the magic of opera. As per­form­ers and au­di­ence mem­bers, cho­ris­ters en­joy singing and act­ing on stage with sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als, re­hears­ing, tour­ing, and record­ing, while learn­ing self-con­fi­dence, self-dis­ci­pline, and team­work. Founded in 1968 as the chil­dren’s cho­rus of the Cana­dian Opera Com­pany, the CCOC is the only per­ma­nent opera com­pany in North Amer­ica that regularly com­mis­sions and pro­duces op­eras per­formed by and for chil­dren and youth. Mem­ber­ship is by au­di­tion only (waived for ages 3 & 4). In ad­di­tion to per­for­mances with the COC, the compa- ny regularly col­lab­o­rates and per­forms with other lead­ing arts or­ga­ni­za­tions. Five com­mer­cial record­ings have been re­leased, gar­ner­ing a Juno nom­i­na­tion in 2007, and a sixth, Lul­la­bies, is due in sum­mer 2015. Ages 3 – 19, with re­hearsals at St. Clair & Av­enue Rd. A new CCOC North di­vi­sion serves ages 7-11, re­hears­ing in Rich­mond Hill.

YEAR FOUNDED - 1968 AGE RANGE - 3-19 EN­ROL­MENT - 170 AV­ER­AGE CLASS SIZE - 5-70 STU­DENT/STAFF RA­TIO - 5:1-25:1 TU­ITION COST - $550-$1,400

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