The Timmins Concert Singers is comprised of Alumni members of the Timmins Youth Singers, founded in 1978 by Rosanne Simunovic. Her ability to create and implement innovative programming opportunities has attracted numerous artists of exception to perform with the Timmins Youth Singers.
Musical theatre and pop stars have also created memorable performances with the Timmins Youth Singers, including Phantom Of The Opera stars Paul Massel and Gregory Cross, Cats stars Greg Bond and Larry Herbert, Les Miserables star Michael Burgess and Stratford and Shaw Festival star, Karen Skidmore and world class a cappella pop artists,"The Essentials".
Performance highlights in Toronto include a showcase at the International Choral Festival in 1993, the Canadian Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem" at Roy Thomson Hall in 1985 under the direction of Dr. Elmer Iseler and guest artists of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998 under the direction of Howard Cable, a concert that was repeated the next year in Timmins with the Timmins Symphony Orchestral Ensemble.
The TYS have recorded three very successful CDS: I Remember December in 1994, A Christmas Legacy in 1999 and Scenes From A Dream in 2000. As well, they were featured on the Mr. Dress-Up Christmas Special aired by CBC Television in 1997.
Many current and alumni members of the Timmins Youth Singers have continued to establish exciting musical careers winning provincial and national recognition in solo and choral achievements. Over the past 23 years, over 40 TCS members have been selected to perform with the prestigious 40 voice Ontario Youth Choir and many have gone on to perform with the National Youth Choir.