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.
Registration for our 25th Anniversary Season (2020-2021) is NOW OPEN! We will be following an online learning format starting in September. Choristers will participate in vocal coaching, diction, language & theory learning during online rehearsals as well as be provided with supplementary aural, written and video materials and assignments to do at home. 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 online rehearsals are approximately 1 hour in length and occur Tuesdays within the time frame of 5:00 – 7:00 pm. No experience is required to sing in Dolce and no audition is required to register.
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.