Metrognomes – Children aged 4 to 5 years old who want to sing but might be too young for our regular choir program are encouraged to join Metrognomes. In this pre-choir class we lay the foundation for the musical skills developed in the choir program. For additional information, please see Other Programs.
Metrognomes Rehearses Wednesdays 2:45 to 3:30 pm.
Level 1 – For young beginners ages 6 to 9, with little or no previous musical experience. This level provides the foundation for progress in our program: attentiveness and focus, development of music theory and score reading, vocal technique basics, and beginning of part-singing. See musicianship curriculum and vocal curriculum for this level.
Level 1 Rehearses Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
Level 2 – For beginners ages 7 to 10, who have demonstrated some basic vocal and musical competence. Performance demands increase, and vocal technique focuses on proper breathing and freedom of production. A larger focus is placed on score reading, solfège and sight-singing, with the goal of singing two-part music confidently. See musicianship curriculum and vocal curriculum for this level.
Level 2 Rehearses Wednesdays 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
Level 3 – For intermediate singers ages ages 9 to 12, with previous musical experience or choristers who have mastered the skills developed in Level 1 and 2. The focus is preparation for the musical and vocal demands of Level 4, the advanced performing chorus. Musicianship skills are further developed further, foreign languages are emphasized, and the goal is singing three-part music confidently. See musicianship curriculum and vocal curriculum for this level.
Level 3 Rehearses Mondays 4:30 to 6:00 pm.
Level 4 (Advanced Performing Chorus) – For advanced singers ages 11 to 18 who have significant choral experience or choristers who have mastered the skills developed in Level 3. This level represents the pinnacle of the CCCC training and performance. Challenging literature is performed at the highest possible level, in three, four and more parts in various languages. Music theory knowledge is advanced, and sight-singing skills are refined. Vocal technique of a certain maturity is required, and is adapted to the different musical styles. An ambitious rehearsal (including the mandatory Summer Music Institute) and performance schedule provides the opportunity to choristers to offer their music to a variety of audiences, including national and international tours. See musicianship curriculum and vocal curriculum for this level.
Level 4 Rehearses Mondays 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Honors Ensemble –The Honors Ensemble is the most elite group at CCCC and demands the highest level of commitment and dedication. Membership is by rigorous audition for skilled Level 4 choristers in grades 9 thru 12. Repertoire is mainly a cappella, suited for smaller ensembles, and most challenging. Excellent intonation and vocal quality, musical independence, and exemplary attendance are expected. Members are strongly encouraged to study voice privately. See musicianship curriculum and vocal curriculum for this level.
All rehearsals take place at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Lafayette (1035 Carol Lane).