SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

May 24, 2019

June 2, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

Various Venues, Toronto


Events Description

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is Canada’s premier a cappella festival (singing without instruments) held every year in May.

Festival concerts will span an array of musical styles, including pop, rock, jazz, classical, barbershop, world, gospel, folk, live looping and beat boxing, all performed a cappella (voices without instrumental accompaniment). The festival includes nine ticketed concerts, seven free events, and two days of workshops on the art of a cappella singing.

Featured groups this year include international super-stars The Swingles (UK), some of Canada’s leading a Cappella groups including Countermeasure, FreePlay, Retrocity, Hampton Avenue, The Watch, a SING! Mass Choir conducted by Kurt Sampson (of Toronto’s Juno Award winning Cadence), celebrated Canadian singers Heather Bambrick, David Sereda, Patricia O’Callahan, up and coming groups The Ault Sisters, Wibi, The Yonge Guns, Onoscatopoeia; and many more.

Enjoy free outdoor concerts all afternoon and discover how a cappella music (singing without instruments) can shine in all genres and styles of vocal music. 4-8 different a cappella groups will perform on each weekend afternoon during the festival (May 25, 26 & June 1, 2)

Want to sing? Choirs, ensembles and individual singers are welcome to register and participate in SING! Public Workshops on a cappella singing and in the MASS CHOIR performance.


Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : Varies – free and ticketed events.

Choose from 10 ticketed concerts, 7 free concerts, and a variety of workshops. Or, buy a festival pass and immerse yourself in singing.

Prices for paid concerts range from $20 to $75.
How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time:

May 24 to June 2, 2019 – Schedule

Free concert: May 25, 26 & June 1, 2 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Distillery District Trinity Square, Toronto

Fri. May 24, 2019 – SING! MANDELA CENTENARY CELEBRATION WITH MZANSI (South Africa) at Young People’s Theatre (YPT), 165 Front Street East, Toronto, 8:00 p.m.

Sat. May 25, 2019 – O CANADA: SPOTLIGHT ON LEONARD COHEN at YPT, 165 Front Street East, 8:00 p.m.

Sun. May 26, 2019 – SiNG! MASS CHOIR at YPT, 165 Front Street East, 7:30 p.m.

Tues. May 28, 2019 – SING! SONGS AND STORIES OF MIGRATION at Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. West, Toronto, 8:30 p.m. (Dinner is available for purchase before show starting at 6:30 p.m.)

Wed. May 29, 2019 – ART BATTLE @ SING! TORONTO at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. West, Toronto, 7:00 p.m.

Thurs. May 30, 2019 – SING! RETRO-OKE WITH RETROCITY at C’est What, 67 Front St. East, Toronto, 8:00 p.m.

Fri. May 31, 2019 – SING! JAZZ IT UP WITH THE SWINGLES AND COUNTERMEASURE at Little Trinity Church, 425 King St. East, Toronto, 8:00 p.m.

Sun. June 2, 2019 – SING! CUBAN FANTASIES WITH VOCAL SAMPLING AND FREE/PLAY at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West, Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Venue & Address :
Various Venues, Toronto

Venues range from the venerable Jane Mallett Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre, to the intimate Dancemakers Theatre Studio 313, and from the funky Opera House on Queen Street East to the music club, Hugh’s Room, on Dundas Street West.

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