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Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

 

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Resident Choirs

Young Singers

Grades 9-12

SATB Voices

Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30pm

Select Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Young Singers is an advanced group of high school-aged singers who possess strong skills in vocal technique, music reading, and movement. Singers are selected not only for their musical skills, but also for their stage presence, confidence, risk-taking, and a demonstrated history of a team-centered attitude. Repertoire spans all genres of music with an emphasis on musical theatre and modern music phenomena. Members of Young Singers must also participate in either Choraliers or Chorale based on their voice type. Young Singers is a very visible choir with a demanding performance and rehearsal schedule.

 

Ambassadors

Grades 8-12

SATB Voices

Rehearsals

Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm

The Ambassador Choir is an auditioned chamber ensemble of veteran PCC singers in grades 8-12. Singers become eligible to participate in Ambassadors after one full year of membership in PCC, and members are ultimately chosen for their advanced vocal and listening skills as well as a strong commitment to community service and supporting others. The Ambassadors do not regularly participate in PCC’s signature performances; rather, they partner with local nonprofit organizations and community event organizers to showcase the benefits of a musical education and reveal the transformative power of music within niche communities.

 

Choraliers

Grades 9-12

Treble Voices

Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:15pm

Select Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Choraliers (pronounced core-uh-LEERS) is a high school choir for sopranos and altos which focuses on developing maturity in vocal production, movement skills, and overall self-esteem. This group performs a variety of repertoire with an emphasis on music by women composers as well as songs whose messages inspire confidence, independence, and positive self-image. Members of Choraliers frequently combine with Chorale for performances and social events. This is a visible choir and maintains a demanding rehearsal schedule.

 

Chorale

Grades 8-12

Changed/Cambiata Voices

Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm

Select Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Chorale (pronounced cor-OWL) is a high school-aged ensemble for changed voice tenors and basses which focuses on building vocal confidence and camaraderie. This group performs a variety of repertoire with an emphasis on traditional men's choir music. Members of Chorale frequently combine with Choraliers for specific performances and outside social events. This is a visible choir which maintains a demanding rehearsal schedule.

 

Ensemble

Grades 6-8

Treble Voices

Rehearsals

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Select Saturdays, 1:00-3:00pm

Ensemble is an auditioned choir of advanced middle school-aged treble voices, usually totaling 40 singers. Members are chosen for their aptitude for vocal production, music reading, and movement, as well as for an outstanding moral character. Members of Ensemble must also sing in Concert Choir and adhere to a more demanding performance and rehearsal schedule. As one of PCC’s most visible choirs, Ensemble members are typically required to tour with PCC each summer (additional financial component required).

 

Concert

Grades 6-8

Treble Voices

Rehearsals

Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm

Select Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

Concert Choir is a middle school-aged treble choir which focuses on advancing vocal technique, reading skills, and confidence in movement. This choir performs a variety of repertoire, drawing from the choral canon as well as popular culture. Members of Concert have the opportunity alongside Ensemble each year and may be called upon to provide choral forces for large musical events within the community.

 

Lyric

Grades 4-5

Treble Voices

Rehearsals

Mondays, 5:00-6:15pm

Select Fridays, 4:00-6:30pm

Lyric Choir is a group consisting of 4th and 5th grade treble voices which focuses on building confidence in vocal production and strengthening music reading and movement skills. Repertoire is chosen primarily for educational benefits, specifically to advance the musical skill of audiation (or the ability to hear music inside one's head before singing it aloud) which serves as the foundation for multi-part singing. Lyric and Festival frequently combine together alongside the older choirs for performance. Lyric tours annually with Festival to Orlando, Florida, over Memorial Day Weekend of each year.

 

Festival

Grades 4-5

Treble Voices

Rehearsals

Mondays, 3:30-4:45pm

Select Fridays, 4:00-6:30pm

Festival Choir is a group consisting of 4th and 5th grade treble voices which focuses on building confidence in vocal production and strengthening music reading and movement skills. Repertoire is chosen primarily for educational benefits, specifically to build vocal independence and building greater confidence in one's own musical abilities. Festival and Lyric frequently combine together alongside the older choirs for performance. Festival tours annually with Lyric to Orlando, Florida, over Memorial Day Weekend of each year.

 

Choristers

Grade 3

Treble Voices

Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm

Choristers is a foundational choir for treble singers in the 3rd grade. This group focuses on developing healthy vocal production and learning basic movement skills. Repertoire is chosen primarily for its educational benefits, though the group will occasionally perform selections of popular music as well as combining vocally with older choirs.

 

Preparatory

Grades 1-2

Treble Voices

Rehearsals

Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm

Preparatory, or "Prep Choir" for short, is an entry-level choir for treble singers in 1st and 2nd grades. This group combines traditional choral performance with age-appropriate movement and musical activities to develop foundational musical skills such as keeping a steady beat, pitch matching, musical mirroring, and note and rhythm identification. Prep Choir participates in PCC's mainstage productions through age-accessible and appropriate musical performance opportunities.