September 5, 2012-June 5, 2013
The Chorale is composed of students ages six through twelve. Rehearsals focus on basic vocal techniques such as tone production, breathing, phrasing, posture, and diction. The repertoire for Chorale is age and level appropriate, and covers many of the musical time periods. Within the group setting, musical theory concepts such as rhythm, pitch, note reading, and expression, are covered. Students in Chorale receive both a full choir rehearsal, as well as a small group rehearsal each week.
The Bel Canto Choir is composed of students ages thirteen through eighteen. Bel Canto Choir studies and performs high quality choral literature and rehearsals focus on mature techniques such as blend, balance, vowel formation, breathing, phrasing, intonation, accuracy of pitches and rhythms, posture, and diction. Advanced musical theory concepts and general music history are incorporated in rehearsals to help form a well-rounded choral musician. Students receive both a full ensemble rehearsal as well as a small group rehearsal each week.
Rehearsals for the homeschool band and choir take place at Saint Benedict Church located at 300 North Sheppard Street , Richmond, VA 23221.
There will be a minimum of two performances per year: one at Christmas and one in late spring. The dates for our Christmas and Spring concerts for the 2012-2013 are TBA. The concerts will feature the homeschool band, choir and group guitar class. Concerts are free and open to the public.
On August 29, 2012 at 10:00am at Greenwood United Methodist Church, there will be an Open House where the director will talk about the program and answer questions. Parents can register students for the program at this meeting. There will also be a representative from a local music store who will have instruments available for rental and music accessories for sale. If you are going to attend the Open House, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-442-6158 by August 25 with family name and number of attendees.
Rehearsals will take place on Wednesdays at Saint Benedict Church. There will be no choir rehearsals on the following days due to holidays: 11/21/12, 12/19/12, 12/26/12, and 4/3/13.
For ensemble rehearsal times, please contact the GRSM office at 804-442-6158.