This beginner ensemble of PMCC for children ages 8-10 provides a child’s first exposure to choral music. Singers are introduced to basic concepts of healthy vocal tone and part singing. Through the use of musical games, unison and 2-part songs, young singers will develop an understanding of their individual musical and vocal abilities and how to use these skills in a choral context. Each rehearsal includes a 30 minute music literacy class which teaches sight-singing, ear training, and music theory. This choir participates in a minimum of two concerts per year, most of the time singing on their own, but sometimes with the entire choir – even learning choreography. The Choristers also attend one day of choir camp.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen Baptist Church
Cantare is for singers between the ages of 10 and 17. This ensemble is further nurtured through training in healthy vocal tone and part singing. As well, through various activities it helps foster cooperation, confidence, respect and a high level of musical knowledge and understanding. Each rehearsal includes a 30 minute music literacy class which teaches sight-singing, ear training, and music theory. This choir participates in all concerts and takes part in learning choreography. Participation in choir camp in fall is mandatory. Choir tour opportunities (which usually happen every second year) are by invitation only.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Aberdeen Baptist Church