Nai Children’s Choir Sings at Toronto Reference Library

May 28, 2019 | Isaac Han

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Toronto Reference Library is pleased to host the Nai Children’s Choir, made up of 20 young voices, on Friday, June 14. The concert will be held at the Atrium of Toronto Reference Library, starting at 6:30 pm. The Nai Children’s Choir was founded in April 2016 by a team of passionate staff and volunteer musicians at CultureLink Settlement Services. They wanted the Choir to be a ‘place for healing, learning and rejoicing, through the universal language of music’.


The word Nai means “the sound of the flute” in Arabic. According to Gibran Khalil Gibran, a great poet of the Arabic-speaking world, “singing is a fine prayer and the sound of the flute remains even after life ends” ( Al-Nai) .

To borrow the word of the leaders of the choir, “Nai is about letting children be children again”. They continue stating that, “These children were deprived of a worry-free childhood by the war. Nai is here to heal those wounds, and let these children have fun again. Nai is fun to be part of: singing is fun, playing with friends is fun, and the musical camp and trips are always a blast.”

Children’s voices bring hope and joy. Please join us on Friday, June 14 for the performance!