Choristers in Dolce (Kindergarten-Grade 4) enjoy a program that is very active and fun! In this Kodály-based program, choristers develop musicianship through traditional children’s folk songs, art songs, nursery rhymes, dance, and games. Play and physical response to the songs is an important aspect of each class. Choral training is developed with an emphasis on the artistic refinement of performance, vocal technique, inner hearing, rhythm, and learning Solfège – a relative pitch system which uses pitch syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) to develop a keen musical ear.
The Dolce program offers various workshop and performance opportunities throughout the year, including but not limited to our Festive concert, a Spring Recital and Celebrate at the conclusion of the season.
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 5:45 – 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s United Church (2035 26A Street SW).
For more information on the Kodály approach to music education (including Solfège), click here.