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The peak moment of my daughter’s elementary school years was grade six graduation. Once the diplomas were doled out, the entire graduating class – together since kindergarten – stood up and sang: ‘Time of Your Life’ (Good Riddance) by Green Day. It was a tremendously important moment for them, more significant than the rest of the ceremony.

Singing with a group of people is empowering — and cathartic. Does any group need this more than preteens?

This Sunday in Toronto, kids between the ages of 9 and 15 have an incredible opportunity: Toronto’s ‘lowest commitment’ choral singing experience Choir! Choir! Choir! convenes their first ever session for the kids.

It’s called C! C! C! Minor (clever!) and the first one happens Sunday afternoon at No One Writes To The Colonel, a cosy living room of a venue on College St. that is unofficial home to Choir Choir Choir.

The song? ‘In My Life’ by the Beatles. Perfect.

The fee is $10 to cover costs and the event is divided into two age groups: 9 to 11-year-olds and 12 to 15-year-olds and — this is important

• 9 to 11-year-olds meet at 12 noon: choir runs from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

• 12 to 15-year-olds meet at 2:30 p.m.: choir runs from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Again: the venue is No One Writes To The Colonel at 460 College St. (just west of Bathurst) in Toronto.

Parents and other grown-ups are welcome to hang out and have a drink while your kids sing. Go and ‘like’ this event right now on Facebook so you don’t forget. Tell your friends, and your kids’ friends. See you Sunday!

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PHOTO: KATE ANDREWS

 source: Choir! Choir! Choir!

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