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About Our Choirs

The current enrollment of the Chorus is 85 singers, divided between four main choirs: the Concert Choir, the Allegro Choir, the Prelude Choir, and the Cantate Singers. The choirs rehearse every Monday evening and periodically on Saturday mornings throughout the fall and spring, and attend a one-week music camp in the summer. Membership is by audition.

The Concert Choir comprises the advanced musicians of ChildrenSong, focusing on multi-part singing, multicultural and standard repertoire, ensemble singing, and advanced vocal technique. To be eligible for the 60-member Concert Choir, choristers must have the ability to match pitches accurately, in-tune, and with a good tone quality. They should have a basic ability to read notes and be able to follow their part in a score. Choristers are expected to maintain their part among other voice parts being sung at the same time. Finally, Concert Choir choristers must exhibit appropriate attitude and behavior at all times during rehearsals and functions.

The Allegro Choir members are at the intermediate level of musical development. Choristers must be able to match pitch confidently and with a good tone. Their training focuses on refinement of pitch matching, tone production and music reading. Choristers may advance to the Concert Choir level by audition.

The Prelude Choir, comprised of students at the beginning level of development, was formed in summer of 2000 to expand our education to the younger members of our community. Their training focuses on pitch matching, tone production and music reading. While they are more junior musicians in ChildrenSong, they must be mature enough to sit or stand in an hour-long rehearsal without disruptive behavior and exhibit the willingness and potential to advance to the Allegro Choir level.

Our newest choir, the Cantate Singers, is for the advanced musicians of ChildrenSong. This group includes singers with changed or changing voices. To be eligible for the Cantate Choir, choristers must have the ability to match pitches accurately, in-tune, and with a good tone quality. They should have an advanced ability to read notes and be able to follow their part in a score. Choristers are expected to maintain their part among other voice parts being sung at the same time.

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