Welcome to Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto!


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.

And we are about to begin our 2017-18 season!

Our first rehearsal is on Wednesday, 6 September, in our accessible rehearsal hall at the Cecil Community Centre, 58 Cecil Street, just a long block south of College street off Spadina Avenue. We start promptly at 6:45 PM; our first rehearsal will be OPEN to all comers, as is usual for us in recent years.
Returning singers, new singers, and interested guests are reminded that Cecil CC is scent-free; that is city policy at our Community Centres, and it is something we in Common Thread insist on, as we have had and probably do have again singers who are extremely sensitive to the scents  the manufacturers insist on putting into cosmetic, laundry, and personal cleansing products by default. Scent-free products are not that difficult to find. Thank you, and come on down on the Wednesday after Labour Day to see how we organise ourselves!

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