Children’s Chorus

MORE Opera Children’s Chorus

MORE Opera presents “Classical Vocal Arts for Children,” a series of semi-monthly, 90 minute workshops open to children and youths free of charge, introducing them to classical music, opera, and chorus singing, culminating with performances in the Murray Hill area during the Spring and Fall of 2016.

In collaboration with Community Church of New York (CCNYC), MORE Opera offers Classical Vocal Arts for Children (CVAC), an ongoing vocal arts and cultural enrichment program for children and youth ages 6-14, their parents and the public. CVAC is designed to introduce classical vocal music and opera through semi-monthly music appreciation and vocal workshops, chorus development, and performance preparation, culminating with public concerts and master classes at CCNYC in Murray Hill. Children will learn to sing as a chorus,be introduced to the rudiments of vocal technique, ear training and language arts, vocal expression and will perform in concerts and a masterclass geared towards the entire family. Enrollment in CVAC is free and open to all children. Children may partake in any or all workshops and/or the spring and fall public performances, and the children and their families are invited to participate interactively in a Spring Family Masterclass, where all who attend join in a sing-along of classic favorites. The winter concert theme is “I Have a Dream,” repertoire for the spring performance consists of songs of patriotism and Americana, and the fall public concert will include traditional children’s opera choruses.  All concerts are open to the public and admission is free of charge.

CVAC Application Form

About Our Program

MORE Opera’s “Classical Vocal Arts for Children” (CVAC) is a music appreciation and chorus training program open to all students aged 6-14. CVAC provides children with the opportunity to explore music and expand their musical skills. Participants learn to sing vocal classics and opera, are introduced to the rudiments of vocal technique, ear training and language arts, and perform in concerts and outreach programs to promote vocal arts and cultural enrichment.

Opera singer and teaching artist Cheryl Warfield will work with students of all musical levels to develop their vocal skills, musical expressiveness and chorus preparation.

Eligibility

MORE Opera actively seeks children from diverse backgrounds and offers the opportunity to experience musical excellence in a multicultural environment. Through music and choral singing, our participants develop relationships that enrich their lives while benefiting their families and the community.

Program Details

CVAC is presented at Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist – John Haynes Holmes Community House at 28 E. 35th Street between Park Avenue and Madison every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, year round from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. For more information contact Valerie Lynch – 212-683-4988, ext. 19 or vlynch@ccny.org. Prospective participants may join anytime by attending a rehearsal.

CVAC is divided into three seasonal sessions – winter, summer and fall with each seasonal session culminating in a public concerts or master class. A requisite number of rehearsals must be attended to participate in performances. Vocally proficient participants may join MORE Opera children’s chorus.

All participants are expected to exhibit exemplary behavior and attendance as part of their commitment to their ongoing education.

CVAC REHEARSALS 2nd and 4th Sundays, twice per month | 12:30 – 2:00 PM

See calendar for additional rehearsals for performance preparation.

Performances

Three (3) performances per year (Winter, Spring and Fall) held at Community Church of New York and other venues.

Core Values

CVAC prepares participants to perform classical and traditional music genres, including songs of patriotism and opera. Our programs reflect our diverse community. We provide music and performance experiences for all children regardless of prior musical experience and training.

Workshops and Master Classes:

Throughout the year, MORE OPERA offers master classes and workshops that are open to the public. Please check back soon!