This video was filmed and recorded LIVE on December 22, 2017 at Rose Ave. Jr. PS in St. James Town, Toronto.
This video and accompanying photos document the collaboration of Euterpe Corporation and Reaching Out Through Music (ROTM), 2 important Toronto based music charities. The collaboration was spearheaded by ROTM’s founder John Loosemore, who wanted ROTMs focal point, the St. James Town Children’s Choir (SJTCC), to have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the esteemed professionals of Ensemble Vivant, Euterpe’s flagship performance group.
Featured are live, interactive performances by Ensemble Vivant, who performed for over 500 students at Rose Ave. PS in 2 concerts: K to Grade 3; and Grades 4 to 6. For part of each of these concerts, Ensemble Vivant was joined by the SJTCC. The student audience participated in the performances in a variety of interactive ways.
During the evening Ensemble Vivant performed a concert for the community, and the SJTCC joined EV for part of this concert. Bringing community together through beautiful music-making is a lasting and enriching experience. Many people never have such an opportunity. People feel they are valued community members as they share this joyous experience with family and friends, and make new friends, the music uniting everyone present.
These opportunities were provided free of charge by Euterpe Corporation and Reaching Out Through Music.