New singers are required to attend a placement meeting with our Artistic Director prior to registration: BOOK HERE. This friendly meeting will ensure that we find the best fit for your daughter’s voice in the choir.
Viva’s rehearsals occur on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church – 3904 37 Street SW.
Viva (lively) choristers, in grades 4 to 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.
Choristers will participate in vocal coaching, diction, language & theory learning during rehearsals and will be provided with supplementary aural, written and video materials. Additional learning opportunities with guest conductors, clinicians and other specialists will be offered.
For more information on the Kodály approach to music education (including Solfège), click here.