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 Solfa – a relative pitch system which uses pitch syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) to develop a keen musical ear.
The Dolce program offers various performance opportunities throughout the year as well as a winter weekend workshop.
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 5:45 – 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s United Church (2039 26A Street SW).
For more information on the Kodály approach to music education (including Solfa), visit https://www.kodalymusicinstitute.org/.