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Welcome to Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto!

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Common Thread: Community Chorus of Toronto is a non-audition chorus which promotes a sense of community by performing joyful and empowering music. All voices are welcome! We believe that everyone can sing and that together we can make beautiful music. We sing music that celebrates the dignity of all people and their struggles to create a better world. We sing for recreation, for reverence, for learning and laughter, for struggle, for hope and for understanding. One of our goals is to encourage people to sing in their everyday lives. To that end we often invite our audience to sing along. We aim to “Put a song on people’s lips, and not just in their ears!”

Common Thread Community Chorus adopts the following statement as part of its foundational commitments:

CT acknowledges that, for thousands of years, these lands have been the traditional lands of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently the Mississaugas of the New Credit. CT also acknowledges that this territory remains the home of many indigenous people from across Turtle Island. CT members and supporters are grateful to be able to gather and sing here.

CT Kids: Fun and empowering songs, building a sense of belonging, respect for diversity and positive social change from a youth perspective. Click here for more information.

CT SPRING CONCERTS!

May 12 concert – Reaching Out Through Music

On Saturday May 12 Common Thread will be part of the 10th anniversary concert of Reaching Out Through Music. It is an organization that brings music to low-income children in the St. James Town neighbourhood. They have a very impressive group of professional musicians and sponsors and we are part of a concert that includes three other choirs and a mix of children and professional musicians including singer-songwriter Dan Hill. The concert is hosted by Piya Chattopadhyay from CBC. The concert starts at 7:00.

For further information about the organization and the concert,please go to  www.reachingoutthroughmusic.org

May 26 concert

Our year end concert is on Saturday May 26. We are doing only one, evening concert, which will be at 7:30. The venue is St. Simon the Apostle Church on Bloor at Sherbourne. Tickets will be available soon but tell your friends and family to hold the date!

 

Common Thread Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

Welcome to the Common Thread Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street (just south of Bloor.) Support CT by attending and promoting this event.

CT Common Thread Chorus believes in inclusiveness and our ability to build a stronger community through the magic of singing. Community participation and support are keys to attaining our goal.

We want you to attend the Spring Arts and Crafts Fair to have fun, support local artists and artisans and support CT’s mission. Check out the poster below. Put May 5th into your schedule. Send the flyer to your friends. Come out on May 5th.

WE NEED VENDORS!

Are you a community crafter, artist or artisan?  If you are, please register as a vendor at the CT Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. There are 35 presentation spots available. While CT is advertising the Fair through social and traditional media to ensure a great turnout, we need a variety of local artists, artisans and crafters to present their wares. The deadline for vendor applications is Monday, April 16th.

If you are interested just print these vendor forms and mail in your registration form. We hope to see you at the fair.

 

Common Thread at the McLeod Auditorium, 1 April 2017
Common Thread Chorus on stage at the McLeod Auditorium, 1 April 2017

Interested in joining Common Thread? We are accepting new members. Click here for more information.

A Common Thread Community Chorus video: “In One Word”

 

Oye, by Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto

Tzena, Tzena/Zeina, Zeina by Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto

Never Turning Back, by Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto featuring Pat Humphries

Torn Screen Door, by Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto featuring David Francey

La Morenada, by Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto