Forty-five students from the Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), had the opportunity to record a performance with the internationally acclaimed Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

On November 23, 2017, the young artists were given the opportunity to record the Canadian National Anthem with the TSO in their school theatre. This recording has circulated around Catholic district school boards being used for many opening exercises through the announcement systems across the province.

“It’s always nice to collaborate with a big organization,” said Mark Huang, Choir Director, “It shows that we can meet their level of musicality, skill and expertise. Through this, we were able to produce something that benefited the Catholic District School Boards.”

The TSO sent Haung an instrumental recording of the anthem that he and his class were to practice with. On the day of the performance, sound engineers and TSO’s marketing team met with the choir and managed the production. Mark led the group through a flawless and professional recording.

Providing learning experiences is just one of the many ways Ontario’s Catholic schools helps students to develop their passions, by building and maintaining relationships with professional organizations.

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