We welcome adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and other intellectual or developmental disabilities to join our Symphonic Passion Chorus choir, a group of 25-30 participants led by clinical staff and volunteers, including instrumental accompanists. The main requirement is a love of singing; no musical experience is necessary.
The Chorus runs from September to December on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. We sing and use books with a combination of pictorial symbols and words to make the singing experience accessible. We aim to support our choir participants to experience a sense of belonging and to increase their self-esteem.
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- Be registered with Developmental Services Ontario.
- Arrange your own transportation to and from Surrey Place
- Participate independently with minimal support from clinicians.
Interested participants will be placed on a waitlist and screened prior to joining to ensure the group is the best fit for them. Participants should be able to arrange their own transportation to Surrey Place and be able to participate in the choir independently in a group of 25- 30 people with minimal support from clinicians. This program runs from September to December on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 pm.