2020-21 SEASON

Season 2020/21 Curriculum (Covid-19 Plan) 

 

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The Victoria Children’s Choir curriculum aims to deliver a holistic music education which encompasses a variety of elements of music/choral education in order to introduce our choristers to the transformative power of Music. 

 

Elements of choral education:

  • Vocal Technique

  • Music Theory and Sight Singing

  • Musicianship (interpretation, music history and music language)

  • Choralography (choral choreography)

  • Ensemble work : music skills ( blend, balance, harmony, synergy) + social skills (leadership, personal responsibility, negotiation, social etiquette, activism)

 

PRELUDE CHOIR (Ages 7-9)

Scenario 1  (no restrictions)

  • One hour of professional choral instruction weekly from September to June.

  • Musicianship (theory) training specifically tailored to choral singers.

  • Performances in our two Signature Concerts - December and June

  • An afternoon camp in September. To welcome, inspire and engage.

Scenario 2 (limited restrictions)

  • 45 minutes of professional choral instruction weekly from September to June. The choir will be split into two groups of up to 15 with socially distanced barriers.
    (4:30 - 5:15pm and 5:15pm - 6:00pm)

  • Musicianship (theory) training specifically tailored to choral singers.

  • Virtual live-stream concert in December and in-person in June.

  • An outside afternoon camp in September. To welcome, inspire and engage.

Scenario 3 (enhanced restrictions)

  • One hour of online vocal training and musicianship instruction. 30 mins of group warm-ups, ensemble singing, repertoire discovery and choralography. 15 mins of musicianship and 15 mins of individual showcases.

  • Students will be encouraged to send personal singing videos throughout the week for private instruction.

  • Opportunities to virtually sing with other programs across Canada in an online “big-sing”. 

  • Virtual concert in December and choral compilation music video created for June.

 

RECITAL CHOIR (Ages 10-12)

Scenario 1 (no restrictions)

  • Two hours of professional choral instruction weekly from September to June

  • Musicianship (theory) training specifically tailored to choral singers.

  • Choir Camp – one overnight camp during the season.

  • Performances in our two Signature Concerts - December and June

  • Many regional performance opportunities throughout the season.

Scenario 2  (limited restrictions)

  • One hour of professional choral instruction. The choir will be split into two groups of up to 15 with socially distanced barriers. (4:00 - 5:00pm and 5:15 - 6:15pm)

  • On-line musicianship training (theory/composition/sight-singing/ear-training) weekly.

  • Two day-camps (Fall and Spring)

  • Several opportunities for music-related online “team-building” activities (talent show, music trivia night, choral watch party, sing-alongs, online events and collaborations)

  • Virtual live-stream performance in December and live performance in June

Scenario 3  (enhanced restrictions)

  • One hour of online professional choral instruction weekly from September to June

  • Online Musicianship (theory / composition / music appreciation) training specifically tailored to choral singers.

  • Online Ear-Training (Intervals, chords, solfege, sight-singing, rhythmic/melodic dictation)

  • Several opportunities for music-related “team-building” activities online (talent show, music trivia night, choral watch party, sing-alongs)

  • Virtual live-stream performance in December and June

  • Opportunities for online events and collaborations

 

New! VCC Boys Choir: We are happy to include a new changing voices ensemble for boys and choristers identifying as boys, as part of our Recital and Concert Choir programs (no additional fees will apply). This will offer opportunities to Recital and Concert Choir boys to explore mixed voice repertoire, learn about the vocal health of the changing voice and gain experience in mentorship. The group will be led by David Stratkauskas and will rehearse on Fridays, 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 

 

 

CONCERT CHOIR (Ages 13-18)

Scenario 1 (no restrictions)

  • 4.25 hours of in-person professional choral instruction weekly.

  • Musicianship (theory) training specifically tailored to choral singers.

  • Monthly sight-singing master classes

  • Workshops with choral clinicians and collaborations with other Canadian choirs

  • Two Choir Camps –  3-day, 2-night camps in September and January

  • Performances in our two Signature Concerts - December and June

  • Many local, national and sometimes international performance opportunities throughout the season.

Scenario 2  (limited restrictions)

  • 2-3 hours in-person professional choral instruction weekly, taught in small groups (maximum of 15 persons)

  • Online Musicianship training to include Music Theory, Sight-Singing and Music Appreciation instructional videos and practical assignments

  • 1 hour of video recording coaching, or interdisciplinary art workshop (drumming, song writing, conducting)

  • Workshops with choral clinicians and collaborations with other Canadian choirs

  • Two day-camps in September and January

  • Virtual live-stream performance in December and live performance in June

  • Optional Virtual choir recordings throughout the year
     

Scenario 3  (enhanced restrictions)

  • 2 hours online professional choral instruction weekly, taught in small groups

  • Individual feedback and coaching via video recordings or Zoom sessions

  • Online Musicianship training to include Music Theory, Sight-Singing and Music Appreciation video instructions and practical assignments

  • 1 hour of video recording coaching, or interdisciplinary art workshop (drumming, song writing, conducting).

  • Workshops with choral clinicians and collaborations with other Canadian choirs

  • Virtual live-stream performance in December and June

  • Optional Virtual choir recordings throughout the year

 

New! VCC Boys Choir:  We are happy to include a new changing voices ensemble for boys and choristers identifying as boys, as part of our Recital and Concert Choir programs (no additional fees will apply). This will offer opportunities to Recital and Concert Choir boys to explore mixed voice repertoire, learn about the vocal health of the changing voice and gain experience in mentorship. The group will be led by David Stratkauskas and will rehearse on Fridays, 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 

Past Performances

March 2020

Tour | March | Vancouver Island

Pacific Baroque Festival | March 7 | Alix Goolden Hall

 

February 2020

National Anthem at the Victoria Royals game | February 19 | Save-on-foods Arena

 
Contact Us

Email Executive Director, Carla Tadla: carla@victoriachildrenschoir.ca

Phone: 250-721-0856

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