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Children's Choruses

Youth Choruses

CI A Cappella (Contemporary Improvisation)

Children’s Choruses

Sarah Houghton, Director

There are three choruses offered in this integrated program, which is designed to supplement the early instrumental studies and the theory program, as well as teach early to advances choral technique. The ages listed are guidelines. Each child will have an individual meeting with the director for appropriate placement in the program.

Chamber Chorus

Open to singers, ages 10-14, with unchanged treble voices, by audition. This group is an advanced ensemble, which collaborates with musical ensembles throughout the Boston area. Students should have notation- and score-reading ability. Students perform 2-, 3-, and 4-part traditional and contemporary choral literature in many styles and languages, and perform in a minimum of two concerts in Jordan Hall yearly.

Saturday, 10:15-11:45am

Children’s Chorus

Open to singers, ages 8-12, by placement audition. Instruction in CC emphasizes healthy vocal quality, musicianship, and notation- and score-reading skills. Students sing unison and 2-part repertoire in a variety of styles and languages, and perform two concerts yearly in Jordan Hall.

Saturday, 9-10am

Preparatory Chorus

Open to singers, ages 6-9, with little or no former experience, by placement audition. Students build a foundation of healthy vocal production and aural skills, through developmentally-appropriate vocal activities and repertoire. Students perform in two concerts yearly in Jordan Hall. Students must have text-reading ability.

Saturday, 8-8:45am

2014-2015 Concert Schedule

  • December 13, 2014 at 1pm in Jordan Hall
  • May 30, 2015 at 2pm in Jordan Hall

Youth Choruses

Jonathan Richter, Director

Young Women’s Chorale

Open by audition to intermediate treble voices, the Young Women’s Chorale is a select intermediate ensemble comprised of sopranos and altos in grades 7-9. This ensemble performs a wide variety of challenging choral repertoire for women’s voice in up to 4 parts. Additionally, the instruction in YWC focuses on health vocal production and the improvement of essential musicianship skills. Entrance to the Young Women’s Chorale is by audition, and students have the option to dual-enroll in either Children’s Chorus or Youth Chorale (entrance also by audition).
Rehearsals-Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM

Youth Chorale and Youth Camerata

The Youth Chorale is open by audition to advanced high school-age (grades 9-12) singers, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. The Youth Camerata is a highly advanced ensemble comprised of SATB singers who are members of the Youth Chorale. One trademark of the Youth Chorale in recent years has been the opportunity to perform with orchestra.
Youth Chorale Rehearsals – Saturday, 3:00-4:30 PM
Youth Camerata Rehearsals – Saturday, 4:45-5:45 PM

A Cappella Singers (Contemporary Improvisation)

Cristi Catt, Director

Singers will work together to craft their own special sound and develop skills in harmonization, improvisation, and arranging to create their own repertoire of songs drawing from popular, world, early, and classical music. The group will perform in Jordan Hall, Open Mic Nights presented by the CI Department and in the community. Beatboxers are welcome.

2 Levels available for singers:

13+ for CI A Cappella intermediate -- meets Saturdays 11-12

15+ for CI A Cappella advanced -- meets Saturdays 2-3

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2014-08-15


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