San Francisco Youth Chorus

San Francisco Youth Chorus

SPRING 2020 (JAN 14-MAY) REGISTRATION

Registration for returning choristers begins mid-November.

Prospective new choristers in grades PreK-4 may sing up in the summer as those ensembles are currently at capacity.

Try outs for choristers in grades 5-9 take place mid-November through mid-January for Cantando/Boychoir on Wednesdays and Allegro on Thursdays. Please join us for a 30 minute visit, which includes observing rehearsal and a simple audition with one of our friendly directors; this consists of just a few minutes of fun, simple listening and singing exercises to help you understand your voice better and to help us find the best ensemble for you. No need to prepare a song, but we welcome you to share a little of one of your favorites. Sign-ups open soon. Located at First United Presbyterian Church, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF

Enjoy a $10 discount for payments by check (made out to “GATE”). Ask about payment plans, sibling discounts, and financial aid through admin@sfyouthchorus.org


CHORUS LEVELS

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- Training Department -

PRIMA | PreK-KG | No audition | Rossoni | Spring semester $400

Tuesdays 4-4:45pm
Lawton Alternative School, 1570 31st Ave, SF 
or
Wednesdays 4-4:45pm | Rossoni | First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF

A joyful introduction to singing and musicianship firmly grounded in the Kodály and Orff Methods. Instruments, movement, and engaging songs and warm-ups are the heart of this curriculum. Singers are part of winter and spring recitals and full-chorus concerts. Additional outreach performance opportunities may also be offered.


SCHERZO | Grade 1-2-3 Beginners | No audition | Gerber/Rossoni |
Spring Semester $415

Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm | Lawton Alternative School, 1570 31st Ave, SF 
or
Wednesdays 5-6pm | Rossoni | First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF
or
Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm | First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF

A continued exploration of singing and musicianship firmly grounded in the Kodály and Orff Methods. Choristers work on pitch-matching, vocal tone, vowel production, and breathing technique while studying a variety of songs from around the world. Bi-weekly music theory assignments help with learning to read music. Instruments, movement, and engaging songs and warm-ups are the heart of this curriculum. Choristers also work on being excellent performers. Singers are part of winter and spring recitals and full-chorus concerts. Additional outreach performance opportunities may also be offered.


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- Performing Department -

SONATA | Grade 3-4-5 Intermediates | Gerber | Spring semester $425

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm at First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF
Audition required

Following a brief vocal assessment prior to enrollment, beginner and intermediate choristers focus on performance, discipline, responsibility, and displaying beautiful and unified vocal tone, intonation, and expanding their vocal range. There’s extensive work on vocal technique, grounded in healthy breath support and physical exercises. Singers learn music from all music eras and styles, spanning Medieval chant to contemporary pop. Musicianship/music theory lessons start every rehearsal, and choristers are looked to as strong contributors in combined rehearsal with lower-level ensemble. They are featured in winter and spring concerts alongside advanced ensembles, and winter and spring full-chorus concerts, outreach performances, and may be invited to join special concerts and tour.


ALLEGRO | Grades 5-6 Intermediates | Spring semester $450 | Hampton

Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm (new extended time) at First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF
Audition required (sign-ups open soon)

Following a brief vocal assessment prior to enrollment, beginner and intermediate choristers focus on performance, discipline, responsibility, and displaying beautiful and unified vocal tone, intonation, and expanding their vocal range. There’s extensive work on vocal technique, grounded in healthy breath support and physical exercises. Singers learn music from all music eras and styles, spanning Medieval chant to contemporary pop. Musicianship/music theory lessons start every rehearsal, and choristers are looked to as strong contributors in combined rehearsal with lower-level ensemble. They are featured in winter and spring concerts alongside advanced ensembles, and winter and spring full-chorus concerts, outreach performances, and may be invited to join special concerts and tour.


CANTANDO & BOYCHOIR | Grade 6-7-8-9 Advanced | Spring semester $475 | Gerber/Hampton

Wednesdays 5:15-7:30pm at First United Presbyterian, 1740 Sloat Blvd, SF
Audition required (Sign-ups open soon)

Following an audition prior to enrollment, experienced choristers focus on performance, discipline, responsibility, and displaying beautiful and unified vocal tone, intonation, and expanding their vocal range. There’s extensive work on vocal technique, grounded in healthy breath support and physical exercises. Singers learn music from all music eras and styles, spanning Medieval chant to contemporary pop. Choristers also work regularly with our resident choreographer for each of our main performances. Occasional small group lessons are required before rehearsals, and musicianship/music theory lessons start every rehearsal. Choristers are looked to as leaders in combined rehearsal with lower-level ensemble. They are significantly featured in their own winter and spring concerts, winter and spring full-chorus concerts, outreach performances, special concerts and tour. Choristers also enjoy separate rehearsal (about a quarter of the total time) and performance time in ensembles of girls with Ms. Gerber and boys with Mr. Hampton, exploring their unique vocal attributes and interests, and developmental and social needs.


- SFYC Uniform Purchase Information -

There are specific uniform requirements for all our singers:

•           Prima: Blue chorus t-shirts (purchased from us by September 10 - please do so below) with black pants (girls) or black pants (boys) or black skirts (purchased yourself or purchased from us by September 30)

•           Scherzo: Red chorus t-shirts (purchased from us by September 10 - please do so below) with black pants (girls) or black pants (boys) or black skirts (purchased yourself or purchased from us by September 30)

•           Sonata and Allegro Girls: Black concert dresses (purchased from us by September 30).  Plus black SFYC t-shirts (purchased from us by September 10 - please do so below) for our more casual performances.

•           Cantando Girls: Black concert dresses (purchased from us by September 30)Plus black SFYC t-shirts (purchased from us by September 10 - please do so below) for our more casual performances.

•           Sonata, Allegro, and Boychoir Boys: Black long-sleeve dress shirts, black pants, and silver ties (purchased yourself or purchased from us by September 30).  Black shoes should be something like these and should be purchased yourself.  Plus black SFYC
t-shirts (purchased from us by September 10 - please do so below) for our more casual performances.

*If you order any SFYC uniform clothing other than T-shirts, please email admin@sfyouthchorus.org the size and the item purchased.

*Our uniform requirements are a general guideline but are not gender-specific.

Buy T-shirts HERE - they also make great holiday gifts!

VIEW YOUTH SIZE CHART

VIEW ADULT SIZE CHART

Size
Dresses and Uniform Purchase

- Musicianship Book Purchase -

Sonata and Cantando singers work out of the Young Singer’s Journey book series. New singers should order Book 1. Returning singers should either continue in their current book or order a new book below. Please specify which book you need when you make your payment. Thank you!

Musicianship Book Purchase