What are the main purposes of the choir? The main purposes are two fold: To provide professional choral training; and to give children musical experiences that will lead them to rejoice in the beauty and goodness of God and His creations.
Who can join? The choir is open to children (5-18 years old) who love to sing and want to develop their singing talent.
What will my child learn that I can’t teach my child? For those that have never sung in a choir, it is an introduction to vocal and choral training. For singers with experience, it is an opportunity to increase vocal and choral skills with more difficult repertoire.
What is the advantage to singing in a choir? Besides teaching correct vocal and choral principles, being part of a choral group teaches important life skills. By emphasizing punctuality, responsibility to something bigger than self, discipline, and listening skills, the director is able to convey to the children that they are part of something extremely significant and bigger than themselves. By blending their voices together these young singers learn to create “one” voice as they “herald” very important messages!
What is one the important teaching philosophy’s of the Director? Children learn best to contribute in a setting where the BEST is expected.
What kind of music is performed? Great traditional and classical music of the world, as well as holiday tunes and musical theater selections.
When and how often does the choir rehearse? Rehearsals are on Monday mornings in Utah Valley and Friday mornings in SLC. Normally, the choir meets an average of 3 times during the month.
What kind of performance opportunities are available? The classical Singers have been invited to perform annually in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square for more than 10 years. The Choir has also participated in performances at the Festival of Trees. We have also performed at other community events throughout Davis County, Salt Lake and Utah Valley, as well as for local Senior Centers. Every year brings different opportunities.
Do the Davis County, Salt Lake, and Utah Valley Choirs perform together? The choirs do most of their performances together, especially for events like the Assembly Hall and Festival of Trees. The events are usually centrally located. This can change depending on choir enrollment.