Who We Are
My Pop Choir is where the joy of music and the power of community come together in perfect harmony. Our story began with a simple yet profound idea: to create an adult community choir where the love for music and singing knows no bounds. With a passion for providing a pressure-free environment, My Pop Choir offers a sanctuary for individuals, regardless of their musical background, to come together and let their voices shine.
What We Offer
At My Pop Choir, we redefine what it means to be a singer. Our adult community choir is your gateway to discovering the joy of singing, no matter your level of musical expertise. We handle the details, so you can focus on what matters most – the music. With choirs in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Metro Vancouver, and online, you're invited to join us for a ten-week musical journey. You will learn 5 diverse choral arrangements every term, spanning various genres and decades. From pop and rock to R&B and folk, we embrace the rich tapestry of musical expression.
What Sets Us Apart?
My Pop Choir is a haven where every voice is celebrated, no audition required. We believe in creating an environment that is free from pressure, so you can experience the pure joy of singing. Our community is built on acceptance and friendship, where voices unite and connections flourish. From organized social events to our inclusive atmosphere, we're more than just a choir.
We believe that singing is a universal gift, and everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing space. In every note we sing, and every friendship we forge, our commitment to inclusivity shines through.
That is the My Pop Choir experience!
When you join My Pop Choir, you’ll leave your day-to-day cares at the door. And you’ll sound better than you ever thought you could. We know that you will love it so much that we offer a No Obligation POP IN at the first session at at any location. Click here to register for an upcoming term, or click on "Join A Choir" and find your location of choice.
Alex Fiddes joined My Pop Choir in 2014 as a Choir Director. He was inspired by the transformative impact of music on individuals. He took the reins in 2019 motivated by the life-changing experiences of countless members, he has continued to nurture a thriving community of music enthusiasts taking My Pop Choir to the next level! Its growth is a testament to the profound impact that music and camaraderie can have on our lives.
Alex is a graduate of the music theatre program at Sheridan College with extensive experience in multiple artistic fields across Canada. He has pursued careers in acting, including theatre, film and voice, Music Directing, Sound Engineering, Composing, and has played in various bands.
My Pop Choir choir directors are a very talented, dynamic group of professional entertainers who have the experience to transform a group of strangers into a cohesive choir. They are warm and enthusiastic leaders who are adept at guiding the inexperienced through a safe and joy filled process. It is their job to make each session valuable, relaxing and fun.
Choir Director | Co-owner of Vancouver Mount Pleasant and Burnaby Locations
Growing up in a musical family, Kent began leading choirs at the age of 19. His earliest memories are learning piano with his grandmother and singing as a family. With a Royal Conservatory background in piano and voice, Kent has always been drawn to the arts and expression of the arts.
He began directing with My Pop Choir in 2013 in Oakville, moving shortly afterwards to the Burlington group and then to various Toronto locations. A new job opportunity took him to Vancouver, where he plans to stay. “I’ve always been a West Coaster at heart. From the first time I landed on the west coast in my teens, I thought this is where I belong and I will end up here.”
Choir Director | Etobicoke
Melissa has been with My Pop Choir basically since the beginning. She is a veteran performer and choir director. As a teen, Melissa got a strong start touring and performing across North America with The Toronto All Star Big Band. She spent her early adulthood finding her sound and paving her way in the Canadian music scene as a songwriter, performer, and musical director. Her music has been played across Canada gaining her a nomination for Toronto Independent Music Award. Her most recent release is “The Little Ones” which you can find on any of your streaming platforms.
Choir Director | Thornhill/Richmond Hill & Lawrence Park
Jocelyn discovered the joy of singing in harmony at age 7 when she joined a children's choir. She has an MA in Musical Theatre Performance, holds RCM certificates with honours for Grade 9 Voice & Piano and has competed at the national level as a keyboard player and vocalist in her highschool’s jazz band ensemble, winning gold awards. She also studied Music Theatre at Sheridan College, which is where she began developing her songwriting skills, and met her current music collaborators (also best friends) for Lunar Bloom. Outside of choir she spends her time knitting, teaching voice & piano and making music with Lunar Bloom (www.lunarbloomband.com)
Choir Director | Burlington & Hamilton
Jenn has worked for My Pop Choir since 2022 and calls it “the highlight of her week.” Immersed in music since the age of eight, she sang with the York Regional Children’s Chorus and the Mendelssohn Youth Choir. After earning her degree in music at Ottawa University, she joined a soul band as a backup singer and also sang with The Crowd and with The Hoolie Snatch. Next came a Masters from the University of Western Ontario, followed by work with Star Brite Entertainment, Drayton Entertainment and Legends of Rock and Roll. She also performed with Classic Albums Live for many years and with the Canadian Opera Company chorus for a season. She has toured throughout North America and Europe.
Choir Director | Oakville
Iain is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist. His love for choral music started at the
Langley Fine Arts School with the late great conductor/music researcher Dr. Jim Sparks.
After Music Directing several productions, attending Capilano University for Vocal Jazz and
Teaching voice and Music Theatre around Vancouver, Iain graduated from Sheridan College
Music-Theatre Performance Program. In Toronto, Iain has taught music at Beaches Dance
and Music School, Stagecoach, Annex Children’s Theatre and Elite Music. He is very
excited to collaborate with these talented groups of singers and artists.
Jackie was the creator, behind the scenes administrator, and the driving force on the who, what, why, where, when and how of this unique experience. Her love of music, old and new, her family background in theatre and music and her passionate belief in what singing joyfully, without pressure, in a choir environment can do for people is at the core of My Pop Choir.
How it all started....
In the fall of 2011, Jacqueline Curtis, founder of My Pop Choir, had a vision of a group of community-based choirs for adults who loved to sing pop, rock, and R&B. Since there was nothing like it in Canada and given Jackie's love of music, she designed an all inclusive popular music choir for absolutely anyone who loves to sing!