The St. James Town Children’s Choir was established in 2007, thanks to the effort and generosity of John Loosemore and other committed Torontonians, who understood the joy and social cohesion afforded by choral singing. Reaching Out Through Music was launched the next year, with the goal of providing free, high-quality music education for the children and youth of St. James Town. In the intervening years, hundreds of students from 5 to 17 years of age have reaped the benefits of free music programs including choir, piano, violin, guitar, ukulele and voice. They have had many opportunities to showcase their talents at community festivals and other Toronto venues, at times alongside professional performers. Among the most memorable experiences for the St. James Town Children’s Choir was their role in the COC’s Opera For Young Audiences, Hansel and Gretel production held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (February 2020).