In our Kodály-based program, Dolce choristers (entering Grade 1 to Grade 4) develop musicianship through traditional children’s folk songs, art songs, nursery rhymes, and movement games. 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.
Spaces are still available for our 25th Anniversary Season (2020-2021)! As of October 13, we will be following a blended in-person/online learning format. We had a representative from Alberta Health Services visit our facility and provide clear direction and recommendations for how we can sing together safely indoors and in-person while adhering to all AHS guidelines. CGC COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols. Choristers will participate in vocal coaching, diction, language & theory learning during rehearsals as well as be provided with supplementary aural, written and video materials. Additional learning opportunities with guest conductors, clinicians and other specialists will be offered. Should the regulations set by Alberta Health Services change, then we will look at possible adjustments to our learning plan and format.
Dolce rehearsals occur Tuesdays 5:45 – 7:00 pm. No experience is required to sing in Dolce and no audition is required to register. If you are curious about our program and would like to try a rehearsal before registering, sign up below!
Our 25th year will be a season of growth, transition and hope as We Sing On!!!
If you are interested in our program, but your daughter is in Kindergarten or younger, join our mail list to receive information about program offerings and events.
For more information on the Kodály approach to music education (including Solfège), click here.