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. It is 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 5:00pm-6:30pm. 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.