Choir III – Cantabile

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Choir III, made up of 55-65 young people mostly aged 11-16 years, rehearses for 2.25 hours or 2.5 hours every week on Monday evenings, September through May. Choir III is the primary recording and performing choir of the organization, and performs several major concerts per season. They perform approximately 20 selections in each of the major winter and spring concerts (solo selections and others jointly with other choirs of the organization) and several other concerts as guests of other organizations and in combined children and youth choir festivals. This choir is often asked to perform musical back-up work for film and television.
Choir III is subdivided into two choirs by experience and skill level: Cantabile Choir and Chamber Choir.

Cantabile Choir: This choir is aged mostly 11 and up, and starts the season with a weekend retreat at a conservation site east of Toronto. Theory homework in this choir is on a remedial basis, with choristers required to enter with Book Four of A Young Singer’s Journey completed (please see link to Education) and to complete Book Five within their first season in Choir III. The vocal coaching programme is offered to singers in this choir.

Chamber Choir: This group is for Choir III members who have more advanced skills, who can cover the basic repertoire in less time, and are ready to take on extra, more challenging repertoire. This is open to members in grade nine and higher and a few selected younger choristers who have exceptional focus, skills and maturity of tone. Every chorister in this choir must have completed Book Five of A Young Singer’s Journey (please see link to Education) before entry.

Touring in Choir III and BCYC: Performance tours usually take place in the latter part of the spring term and are 5-7 days in duration, and take place in Canada and the US. Depending on the nature of the performances in the tour, the tour may be opened to Cantabile, Chamber Choir and/or BCYC.

BCC – Choir III – Cantabile
Rehearsal Day: Mondays
6:00pm – 6:20pm Ear training and sight singing
6:30pm – 8:30pm Repertoire rehearsal
Rehearsal Location: Scarborough Bluffs United Church
3739 Kingston Road, at Scarborough Golf Club Road (free parking available)

BCC – Choir III – Chamber
Rehearsal Day: Mondays
6:40pm – 7:00 pm Ear training and theory activities
7:00pm – 9:15pm Repertoire rehearsal
Rehearsal Location: Scarborough Bluffs United Church
3739 Kingston Road, at Scarborough Golf Club Road (free parking available)

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