PARTNERSHIP CHOIRS .................................. As part of Allegro's mission to provide musical opportunities for children in the community, Allegro began partnering with area schools to offer a choir in their school. At present, partnership choirs are underway at Cherry View Elementary in Lakeville (Oct-Dec 2013) and Oak Ridge Elementary in Eagan (Feb-early May 2014). Allegro values its outreach into area schools as an important way of supporting vocal music education for young people in our community.
BEL CANTO .................................. Bel Canto is a treble choir comprised of singers in grades 6-8. Rehearsals emphasize the healthy development of a free and natural vocal production, while honing each singer's musicianship, expressivity and ear training abilities. Basic music theory and sight-reading development is part of Bel Canto's curriculum. The 2013-2014 season begins the week of Sept. 9. The choirs performs at both the December and May concerts. In the fall of 2008, Bel Canto performed the world premiere of Ah, Nagasaki with the Minnesota Chorale. Bel Canto was invited to perform at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in a festival at the national conference of Chorus America in June 2012.
There are two Bel Canto choirs: One rehearses on Monday evenings at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Lakeville from 6:30-8:00pm, the other on Thursday evenings at Rosemount United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:00pm. To set-up an audition for Bel Canto, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIMA VOCE ................................. Prima Voce is the intermediate level Academy choir. Comprised of students in grades 4-6, Prima Voce strives to inspire children to build upon their musical interests and skills. Basic training and musicianship is combined with a positive and creative environment. Prima Voce's 2013-2014 season begins the week of Sept. 9. Prima Voce performs at both the December and May concerts.
Students in Prima Voce may choose to attend one of two sites: Monday evenings at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Lakeville or Thursday evenings at Rosemount United Methodist Church. All Prima Voce choirs meets from 6:30-7:45pm. Prima Voce is non-auditioned. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until each choir is full.
VIVACE ............................... This non-auditioned choir class is a positive, fun and structured environment where young performers can explore their voice, develop their ear, build music literacy and prepare themselves for the rigors of successful choral membership. Vivace is structured using the principles of Orff-Kodaly music education. Open to students in grades 2-3, this class participates in both the December and May concerts. Students in Vivace may attend one of two Vivace sections: Mondays at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Lakeville, or Thursdays at Rosemount United Methodist Church. All Vivace sections meet from 6:30-7:20pm. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until each section is full.
Allegro Choral Academy is a community-based organization that accepts members of all races, religions, ethnic or economic backgrounds. P.O. Box 241325 | Apple Valley MN 55124 | Ph 952.846.8585