This is a choir for children in Grade 1 and up. In addition to the continued program of developing singing in their head tone, ear training, and rhythmic skills, the Preparatory Chorus becomes more fluent in the use of solfege syllables and note identification. Dalcroze Eurythmics is also incorporated into the weekly program. This is a stepping-stone group to prepare young singers for entry into the Bach Children’s Chorus Choir I. In keeping with this mandate, the Preparatory Chorus members will occasionally rehearse with Choir I and sing with the full Bach Children’s Chorus in concert at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in December and May! The Preparatory Chorus meets for 60 minutes each week from September through early December and January through mid-May.
Introducing the dynamic, creative team of instructors:
Soprano Carrie Loring has been a member of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 1992. Best known as longtime host of TV Ontario’s Polka Dot Door, she toured coast to coast with numerous children’s shows involving singing, storytelling, mime, and puppetry. Carrie is a vocal coach for Bach Children’s Chorus, providing private, weekly lessons for choristers.
Location: Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Road
Time: Sundays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Schedule: Sept 9-Dec 2 (no rehearsal on Oct 7)
and Jan 6-May 5 (no rehearsal on Feb 17, Mar 10 or Apr 21)
Concert dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Saturday, May 11, 2019
Cost: $580 for the full season (September through May)
Contact: Jane Greenwood, Administrator