British Columbia Kodály Society of Canada

Audio Video Resources

Audio Video Resources

Kodály Summer Institute July 2013 Informance


Demonstration of skills learned through Kodály Level 1, University of Victoria Summer 2013.


Discography of Children's Choirs (Thanks to the Kodály Society of Canada)

(recording titles are printed in italics )

Amabile Youth Singers
Box 201, Station B
London, Ontario
N6A 4V8
Tel: (519) 657-2876
- Christmas with the Amabile Boys Choir
-Amabile Youth Singers (also available through
the Canadian Music Centre)
- Amabile Youth Singers with Kevin Macmillan
- O Canada
- An Amabile Celebration

Amadeus Children's Choir
11558 Pemberton Crescent
Delta, British Columbia
V4C 3J4
Tel: (604) 588-9745
-Lift Every Voice (also available through the Canadian Music Centre)

American Boychoir
The American Boychoir School
19 Lambert Drive
Princeton, New Jersey
Tel: (609) 924-5858
-The American Boychoir on Tour
A Joyous Christmas (with the Atlantic Brass Quintet)
-Chichester Psalms and I Never Saw a Butterly
Hymnody of Earth
On Christmas Day
Trumpets Sound, Voices Ring
A Joyous Christmas
Dixit Dominus

Assiniboine South Youth Choir
3401 Roblin Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3R 0C6
Tel: (204) 889-5523
Fax: (204) 896-0409

Bach Children's Chorus
23 Mossbank Drive
Scarborough, ON
M1G 2C1
Tel: 416-431-0790
Fax: 416-431-7554
- Here's to Song

Brandon Conservatory Chamber Choir
7 Patmore Drive
Brandon, Manitoba
R7B 0V5
Tel: (204)728-9069
Gloria Deo
Sing for Joy

Canadian Children's Opera Chorus
227 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1E8
Tel: (416) 366-0467
Fax: (416) 363-5584
Sir Christëmas
Dandelion Parachutes

Cantemus/Pro Musica
4..Sz.Általános Iskola
Felszabadulas U.17
Tel: (36) 42-10-731
-Christmas Music

Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus
4015 Rosemary Street
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Tel: (301) 657-4994
-Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus in
Concert 1993-94

Chicago Children's Choir
78 East Washington
Chicago, Illinois
Tel: (312) 849-8300
Fax: (312) 849-8309
-Songs of the Season

Children of the Washington Revels
Revels, Inc.
One Kendall Square, Building 600
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tel: (617) 621-0505
Fax: (617) 621-1709
-A Child's Christmas Revels: Children Singing in
Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Coro de Niños de San Juan
P.O. Box 19049
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tel: (809) 725-3235
Fax: (809) 722-8722
-Alegría, Alegría, Alegría
-Recuerdos Infantiles

East Helsink Music Institute Choir
Kreijarinkuja 4
FIN-00820 Helsinki
Tel: 385-0-755-33-65
Fax: 385-0-755-31-59
-Runo: Northern Lights
-Jouluna Jurnala Syntyi: The Lord Was Born at
-Pium Paum Paukkaa

F.A.C.E. Senior Treble Choir
3449 University
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A8
Tel: 514-845-6183
Fax: 514-843-7023
-Flying Free (also available through the Canadian
Music Centre)

Farnham Youth Choir
Overwood House
Old Compton Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 8EH
Tel: 01252-717173
Fax: 01252-713903
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Recordings: -Water of Tyne
- Hodie
- Sing You Now
- Carnival

First Baptist Girls Choir
First Baptist Church
759 Prince Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 1G7
Tel: (902) 893-4242
-By Request - A 10th Anniversary Celebration

Georgian Bay Children's Choir
375 7th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 2W8
Tel: (519) 376-3137
-Georgian Bay Children's Choir I
-Georgian Bay Children's Choir II

Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
586 Duane Street, Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
60137 - Tel: (708) 858-2471
Fax: (708) 858-2476
-American Choral Music for Children's Voices - -Choral Music from Renaissance to Rock - -Music from Tours Abroad - -The Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus Visits the Toronto Children's Chorus- -The Toronto Children's Chorus Visits the Glen Ellyn Children's chorus --From Bach to Bebop - -Encore! A Choral Heritage- -Christmas with the Chicago Chamber Brass - -Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus: "LIVE" - -25th Anniversary Celebration - -Gyor Girls Chorus- --Canons (Hungaroton HCD-12898) - -Choral Music (Hungaroton HCD-12948) - -Sacrae Cantiunculae (Hungaroton HCD-12921)

Hamilton Children's Choir
Christ's Church Cathedral
252 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
L8R 2L3
Tel: (905) 529-2561
-The Hamilton Children's Choir Sings Sea to Sea - -Angel Voices - Music for Christmas - -A Hamilton Songscape

Hillsborough Girls Choir
461 MacAllister Avenue
Riverview, New Brunswick
E1B 4H7
Tel: (506) 386-7842
-Sweet Nightingale - -Journey to a Land of Song

Indianapolis Children's Choir
4600 Sunset Avenue, Box 69
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Tel: (317) 283-9640
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-Acclaimed Performances - -Rejoice! (with the Canadian Brass)

Les Jeunes Chanteurs d'Acadie
260 Lutz Street
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 5G5
Tel: (506) 855-9052
-Jeunes Chanteurs d'Acadie

Madison Children's Choir
P.O. Box 5233
Madison, WI 53705-5233
Tel: 608-238-7464
- Scrapbook

Mount Royal Children's Choir
The Conservatory, Mount Royal College
4825 Richard Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 6K6
Tel: (403) 240-6821
Fax: (403) 240-6594
-Debut - -1991 International Kodály Symposium
Performance, Calgary, Alberta -
-The Ceremony of Carols

Mount Royal College Junior Children's Choir
Mount Royal College
4825 Richard Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 6K6
Tel: (403) 240-6821
Fax: (403) 240-6594
-Music Makers - -To Music - -The Joy of the Singing

Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir
P.O. Box 5457
St. John's, NF
A1C 5W4
Tel: 709-739-9968
Fax: 709-722-9210
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- Rock Within the Sea; Folksongs of Newfoundland
-Reaching from the Rock
- At the Rim of the Carol-Singing Sea

Pictou District Junior Honour Choir
548 Nelson Street
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 3C7
Tel: 902-752-1297
Fax: 902-485-5960
- Sound the Trumpet and Other Choral Highlights

Powell River Academy Singers
Power River Academy of Music
Box 334
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 5C2
Tel: (604) 483-3346
-Christmas Music from Dwight Hall

San Francisco Girls Chorus
1100 Ellis Street
San Francisco, California 94109-7696
Tel: (415) 673-1511
Fax: (415) 673-0639
-Jubilate: A Collection of Hungarian and
American Music for Girls Voices -
-Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration:
Highlights of 1993

Seattle Girls Choir
3009 NE 109th Street
Seattle, WA 98125
Tel: (206) 526-1900
Fax: (206) 526-4133
-Seattle Holiday (available from Collegium Records)

St. Louis Children's Choir
11631 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri
Tel: (314) 993-9626
Fax: (314) 993-0264
-I See the Morning Breaking - -Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day- -St. Louis Children's Choirs Live! - -O Be Joyful!

St. Mary's Children's Choir
P.O. Box 1895
St. Mary's, ON
N4X 1C2
- Sing for Joy!

Tapiola Children's Choir
Ahertajankuja 4 02100
Tel: 358-0-455-0757
Fax: 358-0-455-1328
-Sininen jam walkoinen (Blue and White) - - Finland in Song - -Songs Building Bridges - -Dreams - -Water Under Snow Is Weary - -Tapiola Choir Live - -The Tapiola Choir Sings Finnish Music

Toronto Boys Choir
123 Colin Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5P 2C4
-A New Choral Record for Christmas

Toronto Children's Chorus
156 Front Street West, Suite 303
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2L6
Tel: (416) 979-7621
Fax: (416) 971-4841
-The Toronto Children's Chorus in Concert - -1982 Spring Concert - -1983 Spring Concert - -1984 Spring Concert - -In Dulci Jubilo - -1985 Fall Concert - -Spirit of Christmas - -Dancing Day - -Australia, New Zealand Tour Concert - -The Star Princess & the Waterlilies - -Sing-Sea to Sea - -Mostly Britten: Britten and other British Composers - -Adestes Fidelis

Vancouver Bach Children's Chorus
3526 West 5th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6R 1R9
Tel: (604) 921-8012
-A Simple Song - -The Chariot Children

VIVA Choirs
3703 St. Aidan's Street Victoria, BC
V8P 2V7
(250) 472-2655; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Viva VIVA!" is the apt title of the VIVA Choir's first compact disk, released December 5, 1998. Artistic Director Connie Foss More has selected the best examples from the choir's first 10 years, making the CD a "hit parade" of this treble choir's favourite international folk music and art music recordings. Venues range from Victoria's St. Andrew's Cathedral to London's Church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields and include some international competition performances. In 2007 VIVA produced a 20-year retrospective double CD entitled "Winter Gifts", with the older/auditioned groups on one disk and younger/newer groups on the other. The 1998 CD is on sale for $10 through the choir; the 2007 double CD is $24.98.

Winnipeg Mennonite Children's Choir
20 Appleton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2G 4A6
Tel: (204) 339-6676
-Count Your Blessings

For Other Canadian choirs go to The Canadian Choir Index from the Halifax Camerata Singers
Other Choirs at CHORALNET

If you know of other recordings that should be included in this discography (or if you have any corrections), please forward the titles and addresses to Connie Foss More This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Other Resources

The Brummitt-Taylor Music Listening Program: A Non-Directed Approach

Tall Timbers Publishing Corporation: Langley, BC
21723 Monahan Court, Suite 105
Langley, BC V3A 8N1
(604) 534-2826
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- extensive teacher’s guide, including daily scripts to accompany each listening example
- 8 CD’s of listening examples (quality performances!)
- an excellent investment for any school
- appropriate for use with students from grades one through eight

Bowmar’s Adventures in Music Listening

Warner Brothers
Level 1: Grades K-2
Level 2, Grades 3-5
Level 3, Grades 6-8

- teachers’ guide includes information on musical examples, history, composers, outcomes
- CD with 20 music examples
- useful for a more in-depth study of selected pieces

The Composer’s Specials (6 videos)

Bach’s Fight For Freedom
Bizet’s Dream
Handel’s Last Chance
Liszt’s Rhapsody
Rossini’s Ghost
Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time

- wonderful stories and performances
- especially useful for junior grades, although they could be used, depending upon the individual class, with late primary and intermediate classes
- very useful to reinforce composer or musical period study

Classical Kids (one video and 8 CD’s)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs (video also available)
Daydreams and Lullabies
Mr. Bach Comes to Call
Hallelujah Handel
Mozart’s Magic Fantasy
Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage
Tchaikovsky Discovers America
Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery

- thorough and useful teachers’ guide available 
- spellbinding stories which students love
- work best in junior or late primary grades
- organized to for use in longer or shorter sections, as class time and planning allows
- useful to reinforce composer or musical period study

ComPoster Music Education Package

ComPoster is a 40-page teacher's guide to Canadian music with two audio cassettes of musical examples selected from the guide. In addition to a beautiful 4-colour (26" x 39") poster, the package contains the Canadian Music Centre's Directory of Associate Composers and its supplements(s), a valuable source of biographical and repertoire information on many of this country's composers.

ComPoster is available from:

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario,
M4H 1J9
Tel: (416) 961-4057
Fax: (416) 961-7198

Listening Resource Kit
Themes and Variations

Level 1: Kindergarten and Grade 1
Level 2: Grade 2
Level 3: Grade 3
Level 4: Grade 4
Level 5: Grade 5

- each kit includes a CD, featuring recordings from the CBC library
- ideas suggested for classroom activities
- scripts for intercom listening included 
- reproducible pages include biographies and worksheets on major composers, instrument families and a listening log
- movement activities use scarves, balloons, paper plates and ribbons
- listening maps are included for many sections
- STILL (Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs) allows students to develop listening skills while listening to ‘mystery’ pieces
- an affordable and useful resource for any primary or junior classroom

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