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 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.
Viva rehearsals occur on Wednesdays from 5:45-7:45 pm (*subject to change). Interested singers are required to attend a placement meeting with our Artistic Director prior to 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.