Is watching The Voice something your family loves to do together? Does your kiddo sing everywhere they go – the shower, the car, or even at the dinner table? They might be destined to take their love of singing to the next level! A long-established children’s chorale in the Rocket City is looking for a few good voices between the ages of 8-18. The Huntsville Community Chorus Children’s & Youth Chorale is preparing for their next season and is in need of some kids with some serious pipes.
Lea Hoppe directs the Children’s Chorale (ages 8-11 years old) and is excited about working with kids who have never participated in a choir before, and might be nervous about trying out.
“I enjoy having the opportunity to work with so many wonderful children from the community of Huntsville and surrounding areas. It’s great to begin the year with a group where many of the children may not know the others and watch the friendships that are formed through the choir experience. My greatest joy is being able to guide the children to work together to create the beauty of choral singing. Children’s Chorale is a non-auditioned group because we truly believe that all children deserve to have the opportunity to be part of a choir. In choir, unlike a sports team, no one is sitting on the bench, but all are participating.”
More Than Just Singing – They Give Back
The HCC Children’s Chorale typically averages about 35 members each year. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize with other choir members and make friends. They are known to have pizza parties at rehearsals about three times a year, as well as skating parties. Performances include singing the National Anthem at a Huntsville Havocs hockey game, and at an assisted living home as part of a community social & service day.
Members of HCC Children’s Chorale have the opportunity to participate in several different honor choirs such as the Madison County Honor Choir, Kodaly Educators National Children’s Choir, and Alabama”s chapter of American Choral Directors Association’s Young Voices Festival.
Huntsville Community Chorus Children’s Chorale Details
HCC Children’s Chorale
Grades: 3rd – 6th
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 5:00 – 6:15 PM, first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, August 15 |
Location: First Baptist Church
Tuition: $100 per year | Payment plans & financial assistance available
Concert attire: HCCA polo shirt, khaki pants, belt & closed toe dark shoes
HCC Children’s Chorus Website
HCC Youth Chorale
Grades: 7th – 12th
Rehearsals: Mondays from 5:00 – 6:30 PM, first rehearsal will be on Monday, August 14
Location: First Baptist Church
Tuition: $175 | Payment plans & financial assistance available
Concert attire: HCCA polo shirt, khaki pants, belt & closed toe dark shoes | Formal concert wear required as well
HCC Youth Chorus Website
In addition to their two formal concerts each year, the Children’s Chorale performs around the city at events such as Panoply, Santa’s Village, Under the Christmas Tree, change of command ceremonies at Redstone Arsenal, and other community and civic events. They have performed with the HCC Symphonic Chorus, the Brass Band of Huntsville, and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
Want to hear the Huntsville Community Chorus perform for yourself? You’ve got a great opportunity to do that July 28 – August 6 as they present “Into the Woods“, the fairy-tale inspired musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
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