Choirs

Acorn Choir

Boys and girls in the Acorn Choir learn correct and healthy vocal production.  This involves good posture and breathing techniques.  Choristers are taught how to sing in unison, they begin two-part singing, and they learn about rhythms, melodies, musical terms, and symbols.  Sight singing is an integral part of the Acorn Choir experience.  Attention is also given to the development of proper demeanor for choristers when they are in public.  The Acorn Choir currently rehearses on Mondays from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. (Boys and Girls grades K-2)

Oak Choir

Boys and Girls in the Oak Choir build on the foundation skills acquired in the Acorn Choir.  The Oak Choir is a crucial steppingstone towards the Capital Choir. Choristers explore unison singing in more depth and begin two- and three-part singing. They broaden their understanding of music theory and expand their musical score reading capabilities.  Local performance experience is an important component of the Oak Choir singer’s term of study.  Performance poise can only be achieved by experience.  The Oak Choir performs for private and community functions in the Triangle area during the choir year.  The Oak Choir currently rehearses on Mondays from 5:00pm – 6:30pm.  (Boys and Girls grades 3-4)

Capital Choir

Boys in the Capital Choir have greater performance commitments and broader travel opportunities; these experiences prepare boys for the rigors of the concert stage.  The Capitals build on the musical foundation laid by the Acorn and Oak Choirs.  They learn more advanced music reading skills and strive for performance poise. This is a specialized choir that supports the changing male voice. Additional skills include singing in unison through four-part settings, singing in foreign languages, and performing complex music in a wider breadth of musical genres.  The Capital Choir currently rehearses on Mondays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. (Boys grades 5-8)

Mosaic Choir

Girls in the Mosaic Choir learn healthy vocal production through rounded vowel shapes and breathing techniques. Singers in the Mosaic Choir continue to build on the musical foundation laid by the Acorn and Oak Choirs. Singers may sing in unison, two- and three-part singing, representing a diverse choral repertoire study in several languages. They broaden their music literacy skills through score study, focusing on understanding and application of Italian music notation. Local performance experience is an important component of the Mosaic Choir’s term of study, encouraging appropriate stage deportment during performances and public appearances. The Mosaic Choir performs for private and community functions in the Triangle area during the choir year. The Mosaic Choir currently rehearses on Mondays from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. (Girls grades 5-8)

Page Singers

Girls in the Page Singers have greater performance commitments and travel opportunities that allow them to regularly demonstrate their advanced stage deportment during performance and through connection in the community. Singers broaden their understanding of healthy vocal production through rounded vowel shapes, consonant nuances, and advanced breathing techniques. Singers may sing in unison up to eight parts, and focus on part independence with confidence, as well as the role of each voice part in a piece of choral repertoire. Phrasing, text emphasis, and understanding the poetry or lyrics of the music is of high importance, and students are given permission to interpret text and deepen their connection to each piece of music. Repertoire is representative of diverse cultures and communities, and singers perform in many different languages. The Page Singers currently rehearse on Mondays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. (Girls grades 9-12)

Sibley Singers

Boys in the Sibley Singers have more performance commitments as well as travel opportunities. The Sibley Singers broaden their understanding of the changing voice while learning important components of healthy vocal production.  Singers will sing in unison up to eight parts, while forcing on part independence, as well as the role of each part in the piece of choral repertoire. Phrasing, text emphasis, and understanding the poetry or lyrics of the music is of high importance, and students are given permission to interpret text and deepen their connection to each piece of music. Repertoire is representative of diverse cultures and communities, and singers perform in many different languages. Sibley Singers currently rehearse on Mondays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. (Boys grades 9-12)

Festivals

The Raleigh Boychoir Treble Festival

Friday, September 30, 2022 5:00pm – 7:15pm
Saturday October 1, 2022 9:30am – 4:00pm

Located at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, 121 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603

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SATB Community Sing with Jeffery Redding

Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am-3:00pm

Located at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, 121 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603

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The Raleigh Boychoir Tenor/Bass Festival

The Raleigh Boychoir Soprano/Alto Festival

Friday, January 6, 2023
Saturday, January 7, 2023 9:00am – 4:00pm

Located at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, 121 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603

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