Please note that rehearsal for Tuesday, October 14, is at Glebe Elementary School (1770 N. Glebe Road, Arlington) in the far right trailer situated behind the school.
The Arlington Children’s Chorus would not function as well as it does, without the great parent volunteers. Please select the Current Families tab at the top, in order to sign up for POD and note taking duties. The link for Volunteer Spot will always be located under the Current Families tab, if you need to update it or review.
This week’s auditions for the 2014-2015 season of the Arlington Children’s Chorus were a wonderful success and we’re so pleased to welcome a great number of new and talented singers to our group.
Thanks so much to all the young people who auditioned, and to the parents and family members who supported their efforts!
More about the Chorus
The Arlington Children’s Chorus is open to all children in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with unchanged voices in grades 2 through 12.
The Dolce tier is a training choir for students with little or no experience singing in the ensemble setting and meets at the earlier time. The Bel Canto tier is for more experienced choristers with backgrounds in singing, playing a musical instrument, reading music, etc.
Both tiers rehearse Tuesday evenings at the First Presbyterian Church (601. N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203):
- Dolces – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Bel Cantos – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arlington Children’s Chorus’ primary reason to sing is simply for the joy that it brings to all; our families, our community, our world. However, there are many benefits for children who regularly burst into song! Choristers have the opportunity to socialize and, like athletes on a sports team, work toward a common goal. The point of group vocal instruction is to learn how to be a vocal athlete, to use the whole body not just as a sound-making machine but as an expressive instrument.
Confidence? Enhanced leadership skills? Both are benefits of our work together, and its fun! “It’s OK if I don’t show up” is not acceptable to our choristers and parents, because without their voice a vital puzzle piece is missing. Thank you to our GREAT group of parents who go the extra mile to support our choristers in rehearsals and performances.