In our 24th year, Canterbury Youth Voices (CYV) continues our mission as a curricular and performance-based youth choral program, stressing artistic excellence with enhanced musical literacy through music training and performance opportunities where Oklahoma youth sing together! Children attending public, home, private, and parochial schools experience the excitement of music with friends in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Our four Canterbury Youth Voices choirs for grades 2-12 meet weekly on Tuesdays. Our newly-formed Canterbury Club Choir is open to all Boys & Girls Club members of Oklahoma County’s Templo de Alabanza club site each week during the school year.
The curriculum-based program offers performance opportunities and experiences that set the CYV program apart from other regional children’s choruses. In addition to frequent collaborations with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Canterbury Youth Voices has been selected four times as an Oklahoma Music Educators Honor Choir, and honored once as a select choir for the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association.
CYV students perform in a variety of venues with educationally appropriate repertoire that builds skill sets transferable to all areas of learning and increases their love of singing. Meet the Team.
“My favorite memory has been singing on the stage of the Civic Center for Carmina Burana. I’d sung with the OKC Philharmonic before during War Requiem, but from the balcony.
It was an amazing feeling to actually be onstage – I loved being right in the middle of the orchestra and Canterbury Voices. I was unforgettably inside the music.”
Liberty // 11th Grade
During the 2021-2022 season, we’re conducting all meetings & rehearsals with consistent safety protocols, including temperature checks, singer’s masks, and social distancing. These protocols will be reviewed and adapted as needed.