Worcester Children’s Chorus Upcoming Auditions!

Worcester Children’s Chorus Upcoming Auditions! Have a child who loves to sing? Sign up for the June 15th audition!

The Worcester Children’s Chorus (WCC) is auditioning youth ages 8 – 18 for the 2022-2023 Season. WCC’s outstanding educators are seeking children throughout Central Mass who love to sing to join the chorus! Their programs offer youth professional-level instruction in musicianship and performance; a safe and fun environment to learn and grow; and a community with long-lasting friendships. The choir also regularly tours domestically and internationally. Sing, Shine & Soar with WCC!

Auditions

NEXT AUDITION DATES: June 15; 5pm-7pm (Watch for  August & September dates coming soon).

Auditions are held on specific dates and are also offered on a rolling basis. If you have missed one or are unable to attend one of the scheduled audition dates, please contact WCC at info@worcesterchildrenschorus.org and they will be glad to set up an appointment. Or, Complete the Audition Form to schedule your audition.

Auditions are encouraging and low-stress. The appointment is an opportunity to meet the artistic staff and sing a few bars in order to place the singer in the most appropriate ensemble so that they can thrive alongside their musical peers and nurture their love of singing.

Audition Fee: $25 to be paid at time of booking the audition.

If paying an audition fee is outside of your family’s budget, please contact the office at info@worcesterchildrenschorus.org and ask about a fee waiver. WCC is committed to ensuring the Worcester Children’s Chorus is open and available to all children who love to sing!

One recommendation from a teacher or other adult outside of the family is due at audition. You will receive the form at audition registration. Financial Aid is available! See HERE for more information.

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Programs

2022-2023 Choir Season (September – May)

WCC singers meet weekly throughout the school year to rehearse with their ensembles at Assumption University in Worcester. [ WCC is temporarily rehearsing at Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester.] The entire chorus performs together at the holiday concert in early December and the final concert in May as well as other exciting collaborative events throughout Greater Worcester.

● Da Capo (Gr 3 & 4)

● Young Artists (Gr 5 & 6)

● Bel Canto (Gr 7 & 8)

● Baritones (Gr 6 – 12)

● Cantare (Gr 9 – 12)

● Afterschool choral programs at select schools

WCC Out & About

Singers in WCC collaborate with other youth and college choral ensembles, perform throughout Central MA and on tour, appear at local sporting events and work regularly with professional artists. Here’s a sampling of this year’s activities:

 

● Hanover Theater to sing during The Nutcracker

● Mechanics Hall with the New England Symphony Orchestra

● Assumption University with Assumption University choirs

● Worcester Art Museum to perform during Flora in Winter

● Polar Park to sing the national anthem for a WooSox game

● DCU Center to sing the national anthem for a Worcester Railers game

● Canada, Louisiana, England, New York City! Plans are underway for a trip next spring 2023 to celebrate the WCC 15th anniversary!

● All over the place! Social events and outings are regularly scheduled to make time for fun and friendship.

WCC Chorus Members:

● Learn musical skills: music literacy, theory, ear training, sight singing

● Develop valuable qualities like confidence, teamwork, discipline, self-reliance, leadership, and

presentation

● Rehearse and perform choral repertoire in a variety of styles and languages

● Collaborate with other musical ensembles locally and beyond, through performance, touring and travel

● Participate in community building events, including coffee houses, informal recitals, and social gatherings

● Worcester Children’s Chorus has five choral ensembles, offering age-appropriate instruction for singers ranging in age from 8 through 18. Artistic staff place children appropriately based on their audition. In the younger choirs, there will be some age/grade overlap, based upon a child’s previous musical experiences.

About WCC

Worcester Children’s Chorus (WCC) celebrates its 15th year offering youth inspiring choral experiences, high-quality music education, and exciting performance opportunities. WCC debuted in 2009 during a “Mostly Mozart” program with The Master Singers of Worcester and has grown to five auditioned ensembles – winning the Telegram & Gazette’s Best Musical Group of Central MA in 2021.

Under the artistic direction of Dr. Pamela Mindell, WCC ensembles meet weekly in Worcester’s Assumption University campus with professionally-trained educators to rehearse for a variety of unique performances and annual concerts planned each year. Highly respected for choral excellence, WCC is regularly invited to sing with local adult choral groups and at choral festivals as well as perform with the youth and adult orchestras throughout Central MA. WCC’s varied and rich musical repertoire and exciting calendar of events challenge singers in a nurturing and growth-oriented environment.

WCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit governed by a Board of Directors. Tuition supports roughly one-third of our annual budget. Funding is also provided by individuals, local businesses, corporations and foundations dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through music. Financial aid is awarded to an average of 20% of our families each year. Donations are tax-deductible. Partners include Assumption University, Pakachoag Music School, and Worcester Public Schools. Sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Rockland Trust, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA.

Worcester Children’s Chorus is proudly sponsored by:

 

Worcester Children's Chorus

Cantare ensemble (Gr 9-12) performs at the Worcester Art Museum during the “Flora In Winter” exhibit, March 5, 2022. William Ness on piano, Pamela Mindell conducting. Photo courtesy of Prism Point Photography.

Worcester Children's Chorus

Bel Canto (Gr 6-8) & Cantare ensembles –perform at the Worcester Art Museum,“Flora In Winter” exhibit, March 5, 2022. William Ness on piano, Pamela Mindell conducting. Photo courtesy of Prism Point Photography.

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Baritones (Gr 6-12). Photographed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, March 2022. Photo courtesy of Prism Point Photography.

Worcester Children's Chorus

Da Capo & Young Artist ensembles (Gr 3-5) enjoying the photo shoot at at Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, March 2022. Photo courtesy of Prism Point Photography.

 

Worcester Children's Chorus

Worcester Children’s Chorus at Trinity Lutheran Church, Winter Concert, December 2021. Photo courtesy of Prism Point Photography.

Learn more at: https://worcesterchildrenschorus.org/

 

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