The “Stars” of SingersMarin are the youth choruses. Divided by age levels and experience, these ensembles teach valuable musical skills through a repertoire of varied musical styles, building confidence in performance as they share their gift of song with others. The singers are accepted into the chorus through an audition process.
Celestial Voices is the advanced level chorus for girls, ages 10 to 12. Singers should have prior musical training and be ready for a higher challenge. At least one semester in Starlights is recommended. The audition will include singing from memory “The Star Spangled Banner” and a second song of their choice. It will also include a short exam on basic music fundamentals, singing diatonic and chromatic scales, pitch matching, and sight-singing. An interview with the instructor will determine the student’s commitment and readiness for participation.
During rehearsals, the instruction will include vocal technique, advanced ear training, and music theory. The singers perform music, both a cappella and accompanied, in three-part harmony.
Celestial Voices has performed locally and beyond. In 2005, they traveled to DisneyWorld, participating in the Children in Harmony Choral Festival. Then in 2006, they competed in the Golden Gate International Children’s Choral Festival, placing 2 nd and 3 rd in the Folk Song and Historical categories. In 2008, several members participated with les étoiles in the World Choir Games in Graz Austria, winning a silver certificate in the competition. Last summer, they also sang the National Anthem with les étoiles for the Oakland A’s, During the year, the singers are invited to perform for various events, including holiday parties. They also perform community service for the elderly by singing at retirement homes and health care facilities, sharing the gift of song.
Two large concerts for the public are scheduled during the year: the combined youth and adult choruses of SingersMarin present a special Holiday Concert at the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium in December, and the combined youth choruses in May.
Beyond the musical benefits of membership in Celestial Voices, these young women receive lessons in professionalism and poise, while developing relationships that will last a lifetime.
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