Some girls were born to sing and the Calgary Girls Choir wants to give our girls a voice.
No matter what 2020 has thrown at us so far, the Calgary Girls Choir chooses to SING ON, despite the pandemic and the accompanying challenges and uncertainties. Established in 1995, the CGC is celebrating its 25th anniversary year in 2020/21, and even though the pandemic has forced them online, girls and young women will still experience a high level of musical accomplishment.
Not only does the choir empower girls with the pleasures and possibilities of music, but it also helps develop confidence, integrity, and discipline. Ms. Elaine Quilichini, Artistic Director, founded the choir in 1995 and brings reputable, professional, and strong vocal training with the support of professional accompanists, a dedicated administration team, and a strong Board of Directors. The Calgary Girls Choir has become an award-winning and internationally renowned choir, known for their beautiful sound, tone quality, and superb vocal technique.
The focus of the Calgary Girls Choir this year is on skill-building with a high-quality, and safe, vocal program. Schools won’t be offering many extras this year, but choristers with the Calgary Girls Choir will improve their musicianship, as a large focus will be placed on individual vocal development, musical literacy, and instruction.
The online program is designed to equip choristers to sing by providing them with all the tools they need to rehearse at home and shine in virtual performances. Each choir level will meet weekly online for an allotted amount of time for vocal coaching, diction, language learning, music literacy, and sectional rehearsals, plus the history and theory connected with the repertoire. Between online rehearsals, choristers will be provided with supplementary aural, written, and video materials to use at home. Individual and/or small group singing lessons will be provided to ensure each chorister is progressing individually and feeling connected. Additional learning opportunities with guest conductors, clinicians and other specialists will be offered.
Depending on age, there are different choirs within the Calgary Girls Choir. Girls entering grade 1 to grade 3 can register here to join Dolce, and it requires no prior experience! Girls entering grade 4 or higher are invited to meet with the Artistic Director and discover which choir is the best fit. Sign up for a Placement Meeting here. Tuition modifications have been made to reflect programming adjustments and fees can up paid upfront by September 8, 2020, or through two installments.
No matter the age, girls in the choir will learn how to sing correctly and in tune, developing their musical ear, while continuing to connect with each other and share their love of singing. A Kodály-based program, the CGC echoes the words of Zoltan Kodály, “Often a single experience will open the young soul to music for a whole lifetime.” The Calgary Girls Choir wants to ensure that young choristers continue to be awakened to the joy and beauty of music in these challenging and unprecedented times. It has never been more important.