FROM SINGING TODDLERS – TO CARNEGIE HALL!
Each of Campanella's choir ensembles offer escalating, age-appropriate levels of challenge, preparing choristers for the next step.
In addition to weekly rehearsals, children can also take art enrichment classes, and go on group field trips to Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. Campanella keeps close contact with local music ensembles, often getting free or discounted tickets to classical music concerts.
Campanella's concerts and performances have a significant cultural impact on the community
Choir performances fill up the home venue four or more times a year, giving a unique cultural experience to the Wheeling, Glenview, Northbrook, and surrounding communities.
Campanella promotes the world's musical culture by participating in local and national choir festivals, cultural programs, and events.
Campanella Children's Choir is made up of six choral ensembles
Participation in each ensemble is designed to bring a rewarding experience, and offers enriching rehearsal and performance opportunities.
Campanella choir audition is a simple process where we get to know each other and determine the singer's level and readiness. Singers do not need to prepare anything for an audition.
Campanella Children's Choir is affiliated with Campanella Educational Center
Educational Center programs located in the Undercroft and the Educational building of St. Giles Church. Art/Drawing/Painting and Language Enrichment are part of the Campanella cultural mission.
These classes greatly supplement the choir program, offering children more opportunities to broaden their cultural and artistic horizons.
CAMPANELLA CHOIR PROGRAMS
THE YOUNGEST SINGERS
IN THE YOUNGEST GROUPS,
Beginners and Prelude I, children learn to appreciate music, listen to their own voice and to the choir, sing in tune (matching pitch), and develop articulation, focusing on the major vowels and consonants.
They are guided on proper breathing while singing, and play with simple percussion instruments to develop a sense of rhythm and rhythmic coordination through fun and dynamic age appropriate activities.
THE NEXT STEPS
AT THE NEXT STEP, PRELUDE II,
children continue developing music-making skills. At this level choristers improve the ability to sing in tune, learn to manage breathing when singing, and enhance articulation, focusing on the major vowels and consonants. They learn one part and two-part songs and simple canons, and perfect their sense of rhythm through rhythmic activities and games.
HARMONY (FORMER TREBLE) CHOIR
explores the joy of musical expression and the self-esteem that grows from skillful choral singing. Singers work on establishing healthy singing and breathing habits, singing with good intonation, and learning to read musical notation. Students learn to sing in unison and in two parts, enhance articulation, focusing on the major vowels and consonants, learn to manage breathing when singing and control the evenness of sound.
At this level students join the Concert Choir in performances and festivals, singing and learning side-by-side with the elite Campanella ensemble.
THE ELITE ENSEMBLE
CAMPANELLA CONCERT CHOIR IS AN AWARD-WINNING ENSEMBLE,
trained to perform at a professional level. Choristers achieve excellence in musicianship, develop personal character, and gain leadership skills.
Singers perfect their ability to produce a musical phrase, emphasizing vowel production and blend, learn to control and nuance tone quality, and perfect the ability to control breathing when singing complex repertoire. They develop vocal and musical skills through the rehearsal and performance of many different styles of music: classical, world music, gospel, jazz, and improvisation.
Throughout the season Concert Choir has recording opportunities and perform in front of large audiences and in prestigious venues. Campanella Concert Ensemble participates in local and national music festivals on a competitive level, using every opportunity to broaden children's cultural horizons and help them grow artistically and personally.
ART • DRAWING • PAINTING
Instructor: Anna Gnoenskaya
$399/semester, one class per week
Saturday time slots for ALL AGES:
9:00 - 10:00 am; 10:05 - 11:05 am;
11:10 am - 12:10 pm; 12:40 - 1:40 pm
Instructor: Natalya Shor
(Russian language and literature)