Sutherland Shire Children’s Choir provides singers from yr 1 to end of secondary school with quality group singing lessons, lead by highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic singing teachers. There is a conductor and accompanist present at each weekly choir rehearsal.
The choral programme is designed to develop each child’s natural singing voice. The choristers learn correct vocal technique and breathing. Renowned Kodaly methods are used to achieve aural and music reading skills. In an atmosphere of fun and encouragement, the singers gain the talent and confidence to perform. They develop self-esteem, confidence and social skills.
The choir members are exposed to a wide range of musical genres including popular, musical theatre, classics, world music, folk, Australiana and humorous selections. Repertoire selected is quality music that is developmentally appropriate and enjoyable.
The Sutherland Shire Children’s Choir has four separate choir groups. Each singing group meets for a weekly group singing lesson/choir rehearsal. Children are placed into the choir that we feel is most appropriate for their level of vocal, musical and personal maturity. It is our aim to make each child feel challenged but happy within their choral environment. There are two singing teachers at each Sutherland Shire Children's Choir rehearsal: a conductor and an accompanist.
The Allegro Choir is group singing lessons for young singers ranging from yr 1 at school. With an emphasis on fun and quality repertoire, the Allegros make a beautiful sound for such young choristers. As they develop their confidence and love for singing in a disciplined and fun environment they are also learning the fundamentals of music literacy and aural perception.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays 4.00pm-5.00pm.
The self esteem of each singer of the Training Choir is nurtured as they are encouraged to present their songs as enthusiastically and confidently as they can. Vocal technique, musical literacy and performance skills are further developed with an emphasis on part singing.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5.15pm-6.15pm.
The Performing Choir provides an opportunity for committed and talented singers to achieve an advanced level of choral and performance skills. These children receive extra performance opportunites at local events and the opportunity to audition for solo parts. This singing group is a great way for children with a common interest in singing to join together in a vibrant, enjoyable and professional environment.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays 6.30-7.45pm.
Sutherland Shire group singing lessons for young men and women. Individual development is promoted in an enjoyable environment with an emphasis on control and development of the changing male voice while exploring the beauty, flexibility and expressive power of young female voices. The ensemble develops further the vocal and performance skills established in the Performing Choir.
The Teen Voices are the leaders of the Sutherland Shire Children's Choir. They perform as a solo group at local community events and receive many opportunities to perform solos (if they wish). The small group size means that these singers collaborate with the choir director to choose songs that match their interests and vocal capabilities.
The rehearsal time is Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.15pm.