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Choir III: Cantabile

Grades 7-9

(Singers in Grades 6 may be invited based on skill, vocal proficiency, and maturity.

Choir III is the advanced ensemble of the award-winning treble choirs of the Bach Children's Chorus. Participants are expected to have a strong musical background through the choir program (or another strong program) and will sing a wide variety (and a large quantity!) of choral music including a capella and accompanied pieces in 3 or more parts. Participation in the Sight-Singing program is mandatory and built into the rehearsals. Small weekly homework assignments are expected to keep each singer building skill and confidence. Choir III emphasizes performance excellence through choral music. Choir III meets for 2.5 hours each week from September through early December and January through mid-May.

Schedule: Mondays 6:15pm-8:30pm

Location: Scarborough Bluffs United Church

Prerequisites: Must audition prior to entry, including current Choir II singers. Must have completed A Young Singer’s Journey Book V (Singers who are newer to the BCC may be given an adjusted timeline for their theory book completion)

Performances: Choir III typically performs in concert with all levels of the Bach Children’s Chorus & Bach Chamber Youth Choir at the beautiful Meridian Arts Centre in December and May! Choir III also performs additional concerts with the BCC as opportunities arise. Additional performances/events often include a weekend retreat at Claremont Field Centre in September, a November concert, a local workshop in January, competing in the local Kiwanis Music Festival each February, the Senior Treble Festival in March, and an annual tour.

Conductor: Charissa Bagan assisted by Sarah Buisman

Pianist: Eleanor Daley