For information on Choir membership and to set up a vocal assessment, please email our General Manager or call her at 519.373.2732.
Our next Registration Night is June 24, 2013 @ Harmony Centre 5:30-8:30pm. (A Vocal Assessment is NOT an audition. It is an opportunity for our Conductor to get to know your child’s voice and place them in the appropriate level of the choir.)
The GBCC offers three levels of choir to accommodate a wide spectrum of ages, musical interests and musical maturity. We love to watch children grow with the Choir - progressing from the Little Jewels, to the Middle C’s, and then graduating into our Touring Ensemble - however entrance into any level is possible and is based on the best interests of each child.
Our youngest group of singers perform a minimum of 6 times per year, including our 2 Major concerts in May and December. They begin to develop basic singing skills and learning to ready a melody line with words. Weekly rehearsals are 1 hour long and are times are set to accommodate their age considerations. Music often includes other languages and body movement and the opportunity to sing a few pieces with the other choirs in a large group. Maximum size for this group is 10 members.
Literally our middle group. This group performs a minimum of 8 times per year, including our 2 Major Concerts in May and December. They develop singing skills through regular rehearsal and also using “the Young Singer’s Journey” workbooks. Weekly rehearsals are 11/2 hrs. in length. Music includes many language groups and styles, signing, dance movement, percussion instruments etc. Choir day camps and other enrichment activities enhance skill building as well as team camaraderie and confidence. Maximum number = 25 members.
This group represents the choir through travelling and cultural exchanges. They perform approximately 10 – 15 times per year including our 2 major concerts in May and December. They continue to develop singing skills through regular rehearsal and the Young Singer’s Journey program. As well, they rehearse 21/2 hrs. per week and participate in overnight camps, enrichment opportunities, choral workshops and festivals.
Our Touring Ensemble has travelled throughout Canada, North America and Europe to attend festivals and competitions. Music performance features music from all over the world, in many languages with dance movement etc. They perform works by local composers as well as combining forces with other performing groups. Maximum number = 25 members.