Camerata

Picture of Camerata on stage

Camerata (“friend, comrade” – Kah-mah-rah-tah) promotes collegiality and fosters collaboration among young men through song.  The ensemble, for young men in grades 7-12 with changing and changed voices, rehearses Mondays from 6:15-8:15pm at the Chatham United Methodist Church. The Camerata members are dedicated to learning significant amounts of vocal technique, aural skills, sight-singing skills, and…

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Primo Coro

Under the Direction of Hannah Nacheman Primo Coro (“first chorus” – pree-moh koh-ro) is open to girls in grades 4-5 grade.  Musical concepts are taught based on Kodaly principles, using choral literature, folk songs, folk dance and musical games. Choristers use solfege for melody reading, and the Takadimi system for rhythm reading. Primo Coro rehearses on…

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Sola Voce

Sola Voce (“one voice” – soh-lah voh-chay) is our choir for girls in grades 6-8.  Sola Voce choristers continue to develop a healthy, natural vocal technique while working toward a progressing level of musicianship.  It is our hope that in Sola Voce, girls develop self efficacy, a lifelong love of choral singing and begin to…

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Coro Vivo

Coro Vivo (“lively choir” – koh-ro vee-voh) is designed for boys in grades 4-8 with unchanged voices.  Research shows that male-only choirs are important and beneficial to boys who love to sing, and our Coro Vivo program provides a supportive environment in which the boys can develop their voices and be taken through their changing…

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Coriste

Coriste (“choir sisters” – koh-ree-stay) is the top performing choir for girls’ voices in the New Jersey Youth Chorus. Coriste is made up of girls in grades 9-12. Directed by Founder and Artistic Director Trish Joyce, the goals for each chorister are two-fold: musical and personal.  Musical goals include increasing each chorister’s abilities to sight-read, analyze scores,…

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