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We are happy that you want to sing with us!  Our placement interviews are held in June, September and January.  Please complete the placement form below and a CCCC representative will contact you to answer any questions and schedule a placement interview. Contact CCCC directly via email frontdesk@childrenschorus.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do we have to live in Contra Costa County to belong to CCCC?
No. We have members from all over the East Bay area.

What are the age limits for CCCC?
Our choristers are boys and girls aged 4-18. We have a Metro?Gnomes program for younger children, aged 4-6.

Is CCCC a church-based choir?

No. We are a community-based chorus.

How often are rehearsals?
Once a week for approximately 1-2 hours depending on level. Two “Mass” rehearsals per semester on a Sunday afternoon. One Technical rehearsal per semester, in the week prior to the concert.

Do we always rehearse at our weekly rehearsal site?

All weekly rehearsals are at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Sunday rehearsals are also there unless you are advised of a different location. Technical rehearsal is at the location of the concert.

What is the time commitment for the chorister?
In addition to the rehearsals mentioned above, we have winter and spring concerts, as well as a few additional performances.

What is the responsibility of the parents?

Parents are expected to actively support their child’s choral singing. Please be sure that your chorister arrives promptly to rehearsals and performances. Do check the website often, read all incoming emails from CCCC, and read Chorus Line. Be sure to notify the office in advance about tardiness or absences, and keep up-to-date with the family financial obligations to CCCC.

What is the cost? 

Varies by Chorus Level. Please see Tuition Fee Schedule for details.

Can we pay by credit card? 

Yes. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Are scholarships available?
Partial scholarships based on need may be available. Email accounts@childrenschorus.org to receive an application.

Are there any fundraisers for which we are responsible?
Yes, we plan for at least one per semester.

What is the uniform?
See parent Manual for uniform specifics.

What does the uniform cost?
Cost is around $60.00

What will my child learn? 

  • Written and aural theory skills, as well as sight-singing
  • The foundations of good vocal technique
  • A wide variety of choral repertoire from all musical periods and styles
  • Your child will sing in foreign languages even in the beginning level. Many pieces are choreographed.
  • Please read the Musicianship and Vocal Curriculum Section of the Parent Manual.

Does my child need to have singing experience to join the chorus?
There is no experience required to join our training choirs. Older students, or those with more choral experience will be placed in the level that best suits their skills as determined by the conductors.

My child is interested, what do I need to do?
Schedule an audition appointment by emailing frontdesk@childrenschorus.org. We hold audition/placement interviews in May and at the beginning of each semester, September and January.

Registration?

All prospective choristers fill out the registration form, and when they join, pay the non-refundable Registration Fee.

How are levels determined?
By age, ability and placement by director.

How do I get updates from the chorus?

Mass emails are sent to each level with updates. Please check the website regularly, childrenschorus.org, and read Chorus Line, our monthly newsletter.