Ensembles

Overview

The Girl Choir of South Florida consists of five ensembles (age ranges are approximate):

  • Primes Choir (ages 6 through 9)
  • Apprentice Choir (ages 9 through 12)
  • Lyric Choir (ages 11 and up)
  • Concert Choir (ages 13 and up)
  • Chamber Singers (select group of Concert Choir members)

Placement is determined by a chorister’s demonstrated ability to be successful as a member a particular ensemble which includes both vocal readiness and mastery of required musicianship skills.

Primes Choir

The Primes Choir is for beginning singers who are at least six years old by September 1st. Girls are introduced to the fundamentals of music while enjoying a variety of musical activities designed to develop peasant singing tone, fundamental music literacy concepts, and performance readiness. Primes Choir performs in the winter and spring concerts.

Apprentice Choir

The Apprentice Choir is for intermediate singers who have mastered concepts taught in the Primes Choir. Older beginners may also be placed in this ensemble. Choristers build on the music concepts and performance skills introduced in Primes Choir, while increasing the breadth of concert repertoire.

There is a mandatory choreography camp day each semester. The Apprentice Choir plays a significant role in both the spring and winter concerts, and also will have run-out community performances.

Lyric Choir

The Lyric Choir is for our most advanced choristers with unchanged voices. Admission to this ensemble is through promotion from the Apprentice Choir. Lyric Choir has a mandatory choreography camp day each semester. Attendance, performance, and theory expectations mirror those of the Concert Choir.

The Lyric Choir will present an extensive performance at both the winter and spring programs, and may also perform at additional Concert Choir and Chamber Singers events. The Lyric Choir will be expected to sing at run out performances for community and charity events as they arise.

Each year, the Lyric Choir participates in our Spring Tour.

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is made up of our most advanced choristers with changed voices. The requirements are the same as Lyric Choir with regard to theory level, attendance, and performance abilities.

Concert Choir also has mandatory camp before fall rehearsals begin, as well as choreography camps each semester.

The Concert Choir is a major part of our entire performance program. Additionally, the Concert Choir may be contracted to sing in additional professional performances with the local symphony, adult chorus, or opera company.

Members of the Concert Choir are invited to join the Chamber Singers on the annual Summer Tour.

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers is the touring ensemble of the Girl Choir, made up of our most advanced choristers with changed voices.

The requirements are the same as Concert Choir with regard to theory level, attendance, and performance abilities. The Chamber Singers may also be contracted to sing in additional professional performances with the local symphony, adult chorus, or opera company.

The Chamber Singers has mandatory camp before fall rehearsals begin, as well as choreography camps each semester. All Chamber Singers members participate in our annual Summer Tour.