Does your child love to sing? Would they benefit from being part of a choir? Then you’ll want to know about the Saskatoon Children’s Choir. Singing with a choir definitely creates proficient and beautiful singers, but it offers more than learning to sing and refining vocal technique. Singing with a choir also gives a child a satisfying sense of community; it helps boost confidence, build teamwork skills, and fight stress. The Saskatoon Children’s Choir is inviting you to their August Auditions to discover what beautiful things your child can accomplish.
The Saskatoon Children’s Choir is composed of a Concert Choir and two training choirs. The Preparatory Choir is composed of children ages 7 – 9 and the Apprentice Choir is for children ages 8 – 12. The Concert Choir, for ages 11 – 17, is the principal performing, recording, and touring group of the Saskatoon Children’s Choir. Choristers in this advanced ensemble study a variety of choral works, with an emphasis on classic choral literature, Canadian compositions, and world folk music. The Choir has just returned from the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival 2023 in Powell River, BC. There they were awarded the “Choir of the World” and the choir won two First Places in the Children’s Choir and the Folk Traditions categories, as well as a Second Place in the Contemporary Music category.
As a well-respected choir at home and internationally, performances are influenced by the conviction that there is potential for true understanding when people come together with a common goal of artistic expression.
The May and June auditions are now complete but there are two more days of auditions on August 25 and 26. The auditions are open to all children and youth (ages 7 – 16) who love to sing or would like to learn more about singing. Some previous vocal or music experience is advantageous, but it is not a requirement. Many children who are new to music education demonstrate a natural aptitude for singing at the audition. Each audition is about 10 minutes long and is designed to be a friendly, positive experience for all participants. Younger singers will be asked to sing simple melodies, perform ear-training exercises, and explore beginner rhythm patterns. There is no fee for auditions.