Viva (lively) choristers, Grades 4-7, enjoy a program designed to advance their musical skills and build a wide and varied range of repertoire. They rehearse once a week to focus on the development of vocal technique and musicianship through artistic interpretation and performance. As choristers learn Solfège – a relative pitch system which uses pitch syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) they develop a keen musical ear and further improve their ability to read music. Their beautiful singing is a model for all, and evidence of the high standard that can be achieved by young singers.
For our 25th Anniversary Season (2020-2021), we will be working with three scenarios that allow our choral training program to continue while accommodating the ongoing AHS pandemic safety measures: Online Scenario; Combined Scenario and Live Singing Scenario. Contact us for more information about our learning plan for the Fall.
Viva rehearsals take place Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm (St Matthew’s United Church in the case of a live scenario), but the times may be altered somewhat to accommodate the learning format. Interested singers are required to attend a placement meeting with our Artistic Director prior to Fall registration. This friendly meeting will ensure that we find the best fit for your daughter.
Our 25th year will be a season of growth, transition and hope as We Sing On!!!
For more information on the Kodály approach to music education (including Solfège), click here.