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TUITION: is free for all interested singers in the 2022-2023 season thanks to the generous support of our donors and supporters. 

*In person Rehearsals are located at:

Tabor Academy,

Hoyt Building

245 Front Street

Marion, MA 02738

The 2022-23 season is now accepting new members in grades 1-12. 

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For Regular Seasons

SCCC has two choruses that rehearse and perform separately and collaboratively. 

Dependent on the number of children in each group, the choruses may rehearse together or break into smaller rehearsal settings. High school and experienced upper middle school aged students are encouraged to take leadership roles with younger children and with creative projects.

The ‘Prep Chorus’ is intended for younger and less experienced singers. There is no audition necessary to join the Preparatory Chorus. This chorus meets for a shorter period of time and performs less complex music as well as some pieces with the 'Advanced Chorus'. Generally singers are in grades 1-4*

(*prior experience in SCCC and and audition may advance grade 4 students to the Advanced Chorus)

Prep Chorus rehearsals are Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30

 

Singers in the ‘Advanced Chorus’ complete a placement audition at one of the first three rehearsals in September. This audition is used predominantly to hear vocal range and the ability to match pitch. The Advanced Chorus rehearses for a longer period of time and performs more difficult music as well as some pieces with the 'Prep Chorus'. Voluntary solos, a capella singing and smaller ensembles as well as singing in multiple languages are part of the repertoire of the Advanced Chorus.

Advanced Chorus rehearsals are Tuesdays from 5:30-7:0pm

Open Auditions and First Rehearsals

Auditions are held at the beginning of the first three rehearsals. New members are encouraged to come to the first rehearsal for auditions and orientation. 

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A word about auditions:

Singers who want to join the Advanced Chorus take part in a 'gentle' audition process that determines the young singer's ability to match pitch and additional advanced skills. This process allows us to place singers in the appropriate voice section and level. 

If a singer is not yet ready to join the chorus we usually a preparatory chorus experience to help develop musicianship skills.

We are an organization that believes that every child can sing. We also realize that children's voices develop at different times and sometimes they are not yet ready to join a choir. Our audition process is designed to make children feel comfortable to demonstrate their best singing and musicianship. If the young singer can match and hold pitch, blend with other singers and stay in rhythm he/she will do well in our audition. 

* If you do not have a song to sing then you will be asked to repeat easy phrases of music. Otherwise, please bring any song that the singer knows well to use as an audition piece. He/she will sing 1 verse a capella (without accompaniment).  

*Singers will be asked to match and echo melodic and rhythmic patterns as well as intervals.