The Hart House Chorus is a 50-voice choir auditioned from musically talented students, faculty, and alumni of the University of Toronto. Since its inception in 1972, as a reincarnation of the long-standing men’s Glee Club, the Chorus has maintained a reputation for the highest standard of performance locally, nationally, and abroad. In 1993 the Chorus was a finalist in the Large Choir category of the CBC Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs and in 2002 it was featured in the University of Toronto’s first reading of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol.” In addition to other engagements, the Chorus performs twice annually in the Great Hall at Hart House.
The Hart House Chorus is active in the international choral community, having hosted choirs from the United States, Austria and Finland in recent years. In the summer of 1999, the Chorus completed a successful tour of Scandinavia. Most recently, in the summer of 2003, the chorus toured the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.