Allegretto students singing on stage. They wear red, short-sleeved dresses and white tights.

Allegretto Girl Choir (Grades 4-6, auditioned)

Staff:

Mari Card, teacher-conductor
Ashton Vicente, manager

Location:
First English Lutheran Church, Choir Room
Rehearsals: Mondays, 4:30–5:45 p.m.
September 14–December 7
January 4–March 22

The Allegretto (ah-leh-GREH-toecurriculum strengthens the basics of choral singing. Singers learn basic rhythmic and melodic reading skills, healthy vocal production and breathing skills, and how to sing as a choir in unison and two parts. Allegretto performs in both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, plus one community performance.

Students registered for Community Music School ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Allegretto should not substitute for curricular music programs.

2020-21 Season

Due to what we know about the virus and its spread through orally-emitted aerosols, it's clear that we cannot begin the year safely with in-person choral instruction. Girl Choir teacher-conductors have been hard at work creating a plan that will allow us to begin the year with an online experience and easily pivot to in-person rehearsals as soon as it is safe to do so. This year's Allegretto choir will also regularly partner with our Primo Girl Choir to build community and musicianship skills.
 

Auditions

Audition requests are open for the 2020-21 season. Click the button below for more information and signup.

Girl Choir Auditions

Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.

Policies and Required Materials

Registration in an Community Music School program indicates your understanding and acceptance of our guidelines. In addition to the guidelines, please click through the subjects below to read about Girl Choir-specific policies and required materials.

Girl Choir Handbook
The 2020-21 Girl Choir handbook will be mailed to registered families and linked to the website. Please refer to the Girl Choir handbook for a comprehensive list of guidelines.
 
Electronics Policy
Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and backstage during concerts. If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.
 
Concert Uniform
  • A red dress is provided by the Community Music School. Dresses are Community Music School property and must be returned washed and in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the dress without permission from the Community Music School. There will be a fee assessed for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform.
  • Each Allegretto singer will need to provide their own white tights and black closed-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Singers should not wear jewelry on performance days. This includes necklaces, bracelets, watches, or earrings that extend below the lobe (post-style earrings are acceptable.) Singers who arrive wearing jewelry will be asked to remove it; the Girl Choir program cannot be responsible for lost or misplaced items.
  • Hair must be a natural color, or sprayed a natural color, for performance. Singers with longer hair should pull or pin hair back so that it does not obscure their face while on stage. Hair accessories should be small and the color of the hair. 
Choir Materials
  • Allegretto singers must bring their red music folder (distributed at the first rehearsal) and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal.
  • Music is the property of the Community Music School. At the end of each semester, there will be a $3 fee assessed per each piece of lost or damaged music.
  • Singers new to the program will receive a tote bag that becomes theirs.
  • Additional or replacement bags can be purchased through the Community Music School office for the price of $10 plus tax.

 


Three photos: Allegretto students performing onstage, four singers smiling with their arms interlocked, Allegretto singing while holding hands. The Girl Choir logo follows, the "C" stylized to look like a treble clef.