Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn will be leaving our program at the end of this season. They have done a great job working with us all and our musical and vocal skills have grown under their care. Due to increased concert obligations for the new season it has become impossible to solve complicated scheduling issues.
This is a great problem to have and the news of so much musical work is fantastic for both of these wonderful musicians, I hope you will join me in congratulating them on all they have given our community and on their accomplishments as performer.

As a result we will make some adjustments in the program in September……
Here we go:

PURPOSE:

To increase each chorister’s knowledge and vocal ability in a group setting and
apply that knowledge to the work and repertoire of the choir.

Repertoire will focus on Hymn Descants, Choir Solo Repertoire and Special Solo Repertoire.

SENIOR CHORISTERS:

To fulfill the senior voice study requirement, senior choristers will sign
up for 6 voice “class” sessions in the fall and
10 sessions in the winter/spring. These classes will be offered by P. Allen

Each session will last one hour, there is no charge. Parents are encouraged to make a donation to the choir special projects fund to help support this program.

Soprano Classes will be offered on
Tuesday
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

There will be a cyber or traditional sign up method for reserving a space in a class
to make sure classes don’t become too big. However, there will be some
flexibility with this. Classes will take place in the Music Office. Should no one
be signed up for a given date, no class will occur. No student should just sign up
on the day of a class should the schedule be empty, however, if a class already has
students registered last minute walk ins are welcome.

“Shaving Club” Class for boys whose voices have changed will be required each
Friday from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Boys whose voices have changed will be excused
from all morning (soprano) rehearsals and attend the Friday after school
class/rehearsal instead to focus on the particular needs of the boy with a
changing/changed voice.

JUNIOR AND NOVICE CHORISTERS:

Are encouraged to sign up to attend the voice classes, but there is no requirement
for participation.

DETAILS

All Choristers will still have the opportunity to schedule private voice lessons as they and their parents have interest and the voice teacher(s) have time to provide. This could include extra lessons at times of increased productivity around special concerts, shows and other solo opportunities. To receive the name of a voice teacher and arrange for this option please talk with P. Allen.