Young Singers is a unique community children's choral program founded in 1992 by its Artistic Director Anna Lynn Murphy, originally in co-operation with the Town of Ajax. Through this program, children from the age of six and up are provided with opportunities to combine the discipline of learning with the joy of singing, and the art of performing. Over the past twenty years, the organization has flourished as they have empowered over 800 children throughout the Durham Region, by fostering their creativity through music and positive role models. They have proudly achieved charitable status and have become a powerful entity in the arts community.
Each year the Young Singers organization promotes two concerts in order to showcase the achievements of each of the four individual choirs. In addition to local concerts and charitable events, the Young Singers have become known as the choral ambassadors for the Durham Region. They appear regularly for both corporate and charitable fundraisings events, including Children's Wish Foundation, United Health Network, Providence Centre, Toronto Children's Aid Foundation and Durham West Arts Centre.
In 2009, Young Singers were proud to join Canadian composer Stephen Hatfield on the Nashville stage of the Grand Ole Opry with music legend Ronnie Milsap, Broadway star Lawrence Hamilton, internationally renowned soprano, Kallen Esperian, and choirs from Tennessee, Alaska and New Jersey, as part of the Crossroads Children's Choral Festival. In the summer of 2007, Young Singers toured Nova Scotia, where they performed at the Canada Day Celebrations at Citadel Hill in Halifax. Impromptu performances included Peggy's Cove, the fortress of Louisbourg, as well as a sold out concert with the Men of the Deeps in Glace Bay. They have performed from coast to coast, in British Columbia as they participated in the 2005 Coastal Sound International Choral Festival, and also touring the Maritimes in 2001. A major trip to England in 1998 gave the singers an opportunity to participate in the Canterbury International Choral Festival and to perform at Salisbury and Canterbury Cathedrals as well as Canada House.