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.

COMMUNITY

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.

CHOIR

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.

ENRICHMENT

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.

BEGINNERS CHOIR

Ages 3-4

Instructor: Marianna Kosaya

No audition required
$341/semester, one rehearsal per week
Thursdays 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Fridays 5:00 - 5:45 pm
PRELUDE CHOIR I

Grades K-1

Instructor: Marianna Kosaya

An audition is recommended to join
$341/semester, one rehearsal per week
Thursdays 6:15-7:00 pm 
Fridays 5:50 - 6:35 pm
Saturdays 12:55 - 1:40 pm
 
 
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.

PRELUDE CHOIR II

Grades 1-2

Instructor: Marianna Kosaya

Audition to join
$367/semester, one rehearsal per week
Tuesdays 5:15-6:15 pm
Saturdays 1:45 - 2:45 pm
HARMONY CHOIR

Grades 3-5

Instructor: Marianna Kosaya

Audition to join
$378/semester, one rehearsal per week
Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am
HARMONY CHOIR EXTENDED: Tuesdays and Saturdays
 
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.

CONCERT CHOIR

Grades 6-12

Instructor: Marianna Kosaya

Audition to join
$505/semester,
two rehearsals per week
Wednesdays 6:15-7:30 pm
AND 
Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:40 pm
 
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
CHAMBER CHOIR

Ages 16+

Instructor: Marianna Kosaya

Audition to join
$240/semester, one rehearsal per week
Thursdays 8:15 - 9:30 pm
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Campanella choristers, 9+

Instructor: Marianna Kosaya

$250/semester, one rehearsal per week
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm
Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Sundays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
 
ART • DRAWING • PAINTING

Ages 5-18

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
LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT

Ages 4-15

Instructor: Natalya Shor

(Russian language and literature)

$362/semester, one class per week
Saturday time slots:
9:00 - 10:00 am: 13-15 year olds
10:05 - 11:05 am: 7-9 year olds
11:10 am - 12:10 pm: 10-12 year olds
12:45 - 1:45 pm: 6-8 year olds
1:45 - 2:45 pm: 4-6 year olds
CREATIVE CLAY

Ages 10+

Instructor: Boruch Lev

$379/semester, one class per week
Sundays 3:30 - 4:30 pm
MUSIC DRAMA

Campanella choristers, 10+

Contact

Campanella programs located
inside St. Giles Church

3025 Walters Avenue,

Northbrook, IL 60062

Mailing and Billing Address

Campanella Children's Choir

& Educational Center 

P.O. Box 674, Wheeling, IL 60090

Telephone

847-361-7989

Choir Director | Marianna Kosaya

847-361-7989 

marianna@campanellacenter.org

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