Performing in one of Third Street’s choirs is a great way for voice students to create music with their peers. Through this process, students elevate their performance skills in an environment that fosters teamwork, fun and music making. Choirs are separated by age, with Chorale being the most advanced ensemble for students whose voices have changed. Choirs perform at an annual spring recital, the school-wide Holiday Concert in December, and at small concerts throughout the school year.
Third Street’s youngest choir, Let’s All Sing, introduces students to the basics of chorus. Students interested in performing with their friends combine singing and movement in an active, fun environment. Repertoire generally consists of American and international folk songs, teaching students to sing in other languages as they move from unison singing to rounds and finally to two-part harmonies.
Preludio is Third Street’s intermediate choir for students who may have some experience in performing in an ensemble (though prior experience is not necessary). Preludio’s repertoire ranges from skill level-appropriate arrangements of classical, traditional and popular music. Students begin with two-part harmonies with the goal of expanding to three-part pieces by end of school year.
Older students with changed voices and prior experience in ensemble singing are invited to join Chorale. The most advanced choir at Third Street, Chorale performs an arrangement of classical and popular songs of all genres, from jazz pieces to spirituals to musical theatre numbers. Repertoire also includes original compositions written for young choir. Chorale begins the year with two- and three-part arrangements with the goal of building to four-part, SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) works by the end of the school year.
Vocalists 18 and older with any experience are welcome to join this wonderful group where adult students are introduced to a variety of styles of music and learn to sing collectively both in unison and harmony parts. The Adult Choir is an active member of the Third Street community and performs collectively with other adult and student groups on concerts throughout the year.
*Reduced tuition when combined with another activity