Arioso Girl Choir (Grades 6-8, auditioned)
The Arioso (ah-ree-OH-so) curriculum solidifies rhythmic and melodic reading skills and teaches healthy vocal production throughout the voice change. Singers perform a variety of music in unison and multiple parts. Arioso performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel; singers may have the opportunity to participate in one additional community performance or event.
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; Arioso should not substitute for curricular music programs.
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.
We are excited to announce that Capriccio and Arioso singers will have the opportunity to do a song-writing workshop with renowned composer Jim Papoulis. Mr. Papoulis will lead a workshop with our singers, collect their thoughts and musical ideas, and then compose a song based on the workshop. Singers will then learn the song and it will be mixed into a "virtual choir" experience. We are excited to provide this unique opportunity during an unusual year of choral instruction.
Audition requests are closed for the 2020-21 season. Please fill out our interest form to receive audition information in the spring for the upcoming season.
Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.