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newchoir is Toronto's first rock choir. It was founded in 2005 as an enthusiastic community choir of people with a common desire to sing rock. Now, an auditioned adult choir collaborating with high-caliber Canadian artists, and performing with a live band, we present sold-out concerts each season at world class venues including Koerner Hall (Toronto).  

Music and Choir Leadership

Caroline Suri
Executive Director 

Caroline Suri is the Executive Director of newchoir. Over the past 12 years in leadership positions with musical organizations such as the Toronto Children’s Chorus and the Mississauga Children’s Choir. She has leveraged her life-long love of ensemble music into cultivating active, dynamic memberships and into curating memorable audience experiences around the world. 

A passionate advocate for the role music plays in affecting landscapes of all kinds, Caroline is working with us to develop and expand newchoir’s presence in Canada. She is thrilled to be part of such a devoted collective who actively participates in and gives back to Toronto’s music scene, and who uses rock music to create profound sound, deliver choral impact and inspire the secret star in all of us.

Jeff Vidov
Band Leader/Keyboardist 

Jeff Vidov is the new accompanist for newchoir and band leader/keyboardist for our performances. Jeff has many years of experience as a choir accompanist, including with the Hart House choir at UofT. Not only is he a fantastic pianist and keyboard player, but is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, arranger and band leader, including for a number of rock tribute bands. 


Board Members

Rick Coles
Chair and Vice President

Heather Crawford

Matt English

Doug Harrison

Helen Jeske

Erin Kennedy

Jane MacKenzie

Ereka Roach

Paul Sywulych

Shelly Woods
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