04:30 pm to 06:30 pm
Vocal training / singing
10 - 16 (Coed)
Special needs support:
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Principal Chorus (PC)
Grades 6 to 10
Conductor: Teri Dunn
The Principal Chorus rehearses twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30pm and also meets on occasional Saturdays. Regular Saturday rehearsals will take place in preparation for the annual fully staged annual spring opera production.
The session runs from the last week of August through to the end of May. Late entry is possible at certain times of year - contact us for more info.
Principal Chorus members participate in vocal and dramatic training. Techniques are provided by resident vocal instructors and drama coaches. Additionally, the Principal Chorus regularly collaborates with leading professional musicians, musical organizations, coaches, directors, choreographers, and conductors.
Curriculum at the Principal Chorus level:
Members chosen as soloists in the annual spring opera production are expected to:
Every week students receive 4 hours of instruction. This time will be shared between choral, drama, and theory instruction. Allocation will vary depending on the concert or performance requirements. During the annual spring opera production, students may have up to 10 hours of instruction a week including staging and rehearsals. These allocations will be dependent on castings roles and responsibilities for each child.
Students of the Principal Chorus participate each season in a winter and spring concert, and in the annual fully staged opera production. During the season they will perform in numerous other performance and recording opportunities, as well as appearing with leading performing arts groups such as the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mirvish Productions, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Tenors, and many more.
A five-day team-building music and drama overnight camp is held in the week before Labour Day, and is mandatory for all members. The cost of this week is included in the $1900.
Recreational Instructional Intense or Competitive