San Francisco Youth Chorus

San Francisco Youth Chorus

Come Sing with Us!

 Registration for Fall of our 2018-19 season opens in the afternoon of Monday June 4th. Please note our Winter Memories Concert is Sunday December 9th at 4pm at the beautiful auditorium at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center! Recitals for Prima, Vivace and Scherzo Chorus will take place the week of December 11th.

Chorus Levels and Rehearsal Information

Prima Chorus: (PreK and K) No Audition/Tuition $375.00 before July 9th $395.00 after July 9th  A joyful introduction to singing and musicianship firmly grounded in the Kodaly and Orff Methods. Instruments, movement, and engaging songs and warm-ups are the heart of this curriculum. Prima singers are featured in a winter recital in the Fall and both our full-chorus concert and a recital in the Spring. Additional Outreach Concert opportunities at retirement homes and local events will also be offered.

Classes start the week of August 27th and run through the week of December 10th.

Teacher: Ms. Elana Cowen

Mondays 4:00-4:50 at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

or

Wednesdays 4:00-4:50 at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

Scherzo Chorus: (First, Second and Third Grade) No Audition/Tuition $385.00 before July 9th, $405.00 after July 9th  A continued exploration of singing and musicianship firmly grounded in the Kodaly and Orff Methods. Children will work on pitch-matching, vocal tone, vowel production, and breathing technique while studying a variety of songs from around the world. Bi-weekly theory assignments are sent home for marking. Instruments, movement, and engaging songs and warm-ups are the heart of this curriculum. Children also work on being excellent performers with impeccable stage presence. Scherzo singers are featured in a winter recital and full chorus Winter concert in the Fall and our full-chorus concert and a recital in the Spring. Additional Outreach Concert opportunities at retirement homes and local events will also be offered.

Classes start the week of August 27th and run through the week of December 10th.

Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm (Gerber) at Lawton School

or

Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 (Gerber/Wolfe) at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

or

Wednesdays 4:45-5:45 (Cowen) at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

Vivace Chorus (NEW Boys Beginning Grades 1-3!!) No Audition/Tuition $385.00 before July 9th, $405.00 after July 9th A playful introduction to singing and musicianship firmly grounded in the Kodaly and Orff Methods. Instruments, movement, and engaging songs and warm-ups are the heart of this curriculum with a special focus this Fall on Saint-Saens' famous work, The Carnival of the Animals. Vivace singers are featured in a winter recital in the Fall and both our full-chorus concert and a recital in the Spring. Additional Outreach Concert opportunities at retirement homes and local events will also be offered.

Classes start the week of August 27th and run through the week of December 10th.

Teacher: Ms. Elana Cowen and Mr. Ray Capiral

No Audition

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 at Lawton School

Felice Chorus: (*Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade) Half-Year Tuition $395.00 before July 9th, $415.00 after July 9th This chorus is comprised of talented young singers in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade who have successfully completed an audition. Felice singers focus on developing a beautiful and unified vocal tone while refining intonation and vowel production. Extensive work on vocal technique grounded in healthy breath support and yoga-based exercises. Singers will learn songs from several cultures and ethnic backgrounds, as well as classical songs, broadway and Jazz. Brief musicianship lessons will be worked into each rehearsal and combined rehearsal with Cantando Singers will take place as part of the concert preparation. Felice singers are significantly featured in our full chorus Winter concert in the Fall and our full-chorus concert in the Spring. Additional Outreach Concert opportunities at retirement homes and local events will also be offered. Select Felice singers will also be invited to perform in special concerts and touring events.

Classes start the week of August 22nd and run through the week of December 10th.

Brief singing assessment prior to enrollment. Only select third graders. 

Tuesdays 4:45-6:15 (Gerber) at Lawton School

or

Wednesdays 4:45-6:15 (Gerber/Wolfe) at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

Cantando/Young Men's Chorus  (Fifth-Eighth Grade) Half-Year 475.00 Full-Year Tuition $750.00 before July 9th, $775.00 after July 9th. 

Cantando chorus is comprised of talented singers in 5th-8th grade who have successfully completed an audition. Cantando singers focus on developing a beautiful and unified vocal tone while refining intonation and vowel production, and expanding their vocal range. Extensive work on vocal technique grounded in healthy breath support and yoga-based exercises. Singers will learn songs from several cultures and ethnic backgrounds, as well as classical songs, broadway and Jazz. Cantando also works regularly with our resident choreographer for each of our main performances. Brief musicianship lessons will be worked into each rehearsal and combined rehearsal. They are significantly featured in our full chorus Winter concert in the Fall and our full-chorus concert in the Spring. Additional Outreach Concert opportunities at retirement homes and local events will also be offered. Cantando singers will also be invited to perform in special concerts and touring events. 

Young Men's Chorus is comprised of boys in grades 5-8, combining treble voices, changing voices and changed voices. The repertoire will be carefully selected to promote healthy singing and vocal development while providing marvelous opportunity to sing in a variety of styles and languages. Brief musicianship lessons will be worked into each rehearsal and combined rehearsal with Cantando Singers will take place as part of the concert preparation. 

Classes start the week of August 22nd and run through the week of December 10th.

Teachers: Gerber, Wolfe and TBD

Singing assessment prior to enrollment.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5:15-7:30 at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

Monday Rehearsal Location at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

* Tuesday Rehearsals Location Lawton Alternative School (1570 31st Ave)

*Wednesday Rehearsal Location at First United Presbyterian on Sloat between 34th and 35th Avenues.

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