Sing with us
In order to promote inclusivity, we strive to offer participation in these community youth choral programs at a low cost.*
Our Women's Choir, called Choir Matrix, rehearses at the exact same time so caregivers can engage in singing with other women while their children participate in the Consonare Youth Choirs. This arrangement also allows for intergenerational singing opportunities. Take a listen:
SESSION 1 - Fall
Rehearsal Dates: September 8th - November 10th (8-9 rehearsals)
Performances: Saturday, November 23rd
SESSION 2 - Winter / Spring
Rehearsal Dates: January 5th - April 24th (12-13 rehearsals)
Performances: April 25 and April 26, 2020
Directed by Kate Smallidge
Consonare Youth Choirs has vibrant singing opportunities for all youth, ages 6-14 years of age. Rehearses Sundays 3:00-4:30pm.
Consonare Youth Chorus (ages 6-11) Directed by Grace Carver
The goal of our Chorus program is to create an engaging, nurturing, and enjoyable environment for young singers to learn the building blocks of choral singing: healthy vocal production, understanding musical concepts such as tonality and meter, and practicing collaboration to reach a common goal. Many of these music concepts may be introduced through play and exploration. In addition, Chorus will learn to sing quality choral music to cultivate skills for independent choral musicianship. Chorus will have the opportunity to learn performance skills through a culminating concert as well as sing a song with our women's choir and Consonare Youth Scholars.
Consonare Youth Scholars (ages 10-14) Directed by Jack Zaino
The focus of the Scholars program is to enhance choral skills and nurture confident singers through mentorship and concentrated exploration of vocal sound, healthy vocal production, and group collaboration. Rehearsals will focus on vocal techniques, such as breath management, vowel consistency, and intonation, through the singing of quality choral repertoire and engaging in collaborative activities. Scholars will have the opportunity to learn performance skills through a culminating concert as well as sing a song with our women's choir and Consonare Youth Chorus.
Rehearsals are held at Storrs Congregational Church
Storrs/Mansfield (on the corner of Rt. 195 & N. Eagleville Rd.)
* There is a small tuition fee ($25) per singer each session to participate. if you cannot afford the cost to participate, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a fee waiver.