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 have a fully adaptable program which allows for online or in-person learning as needed. 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. Here are our procedures and policies for in-person rehearsals CGC COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols
Viva’s online rehearsals occur on Wednesdays from 5:45-7:15 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.