20th Anniversary Season of Los Robles Children’s Choir

We are pleased to announce the 20th Anniversary Season of Los Robles Children’s Choir.

This choir started with the idea of serving children and families in Ventura and Northern Los Angeles Counties with the gift of choral music.  In our twenty years, hundreds of children have participated in our programs.  It is amazing to see our students finding success as professional musicians and music teachers.

This year we celebrate 20 years by looking back to connect with alumni and our founding director, Donna Young and by looking forward to the future with our current artistic director, Edward Rouse.  We are excited about furthering our mission of: “Striving for excellence in choral singing by discovering and developing the artistry within each child.”  Choral music changes live and inspires others. Come and experience this life changing art!

Please support us in our 20th Anniversary Season!

2016-2017 Los Robles Children’s Choir 20th Anniversary Season

Fall Semester Choir Kick-Off – First Day of Choir:  Tuesday, September 6, 2016

LRCC Parent Meeting:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Holiday Home Tour: December 3, 2016

Holiday Wonder 2016: Saturday, December 17, 2016

Spring Auditons: Thursday, January 5, 2016

Spring Semester Choir Kick-Off – First Day of Choir:  Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Twentieth Anniversary Gala:  Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Concert – Homecoming Concert:  Sunday, May 14, 2017

Carnegie Hall/NY Tour:  June 16-20, 2017

 

LRCC Performs In Canterbury and London

In a recent tour to England, Los Robles Children’s Choir choristers had the unique opportunity to sing in performances in Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury England and Southwark Cathedral in London, England.   These performances were part of the choirs tour to participate in the International Children’s Choir Festival held in England each year.  Twenty singers from Los Robles Children’s Choir joined with over 160 choristers from around the world to rehearse and perform.

Performances included a solo concert at Canterbury Cathedral, Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral, an evening concert performance at Canterbury Cathedral and an evening concert performance at Southwark cathedral.  Additionally, the choir sang in workshops with Dr. David Flood, director of music at Canterbury Cathedral and Mr. Henry Leck of Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

Students and chaperones also spent time exploring Windsor Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, The Tower of London, Covenant Gardens as well as many other historical sites along the way.  This tour marked the start of our 20th Anniversary Season and begins the celebration of twenty years of choral singing!

Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season

Auditions for the 2016-2017 Los Robles Children’s Choir season are about to begin.  Please see our auditions page for information about auditions.

Britain or Bust! Concert May 2016

Sunday, May 15 at 4:00 pm Los Robles Children’s Choir will present “Britain or Bust” a concert of music from Great Britain.  This concert launches the choir on it summer 2016 tour to Cantebury and London England.  The choirs will present works by Handel, Holst, Rutter, The Beatles among others. Featured choirs include: Aprentice Choir, Bel Canto Choir, Amadeus Choir and Camerata Choir.  Don’t miss this eclectic concert of some of the best music of Britian!

Also at the concert, a raffle will be drawn for the choir’s spring fund raiser.  The concert is the last concert of the 19th concert season by LRCC and will feature the launch of our new logo.

Tickets available by calling: (805) 496-9616

$20 Adults
$15 Seniors & Students
$50 Family
(2 Adults & 2 Children)

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Singers from Los Robles Children’s Choir Selected for Honor Choirs

Pasadena 2016

Nine singers from Los Robles Children’s Choir (LRCC) were selected to participate in the Western Regional Honor Choir concert hosted by the American Choral Directory Association (ACDA) in Pasadena on February 27th.

ACDA Honor Choirs were comprised of hundreds of singers from California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Utah. Students auditioned online in the fall and winners received their music in December to learn before meeting in February in Pasadena for two days of rehearsals.

Read the Story: http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/conejo-valley/370726711.html

This yera, in addition to this honor choir experience, students from LRCC have also participated in Southern California Vocal Association Honor Choirs, California All-State Choirs and the California All-State Music Education Conference Junior High Honor Choir.

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LRCC Camerata Choir to Sing at Ventura Music Festival

VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS

RISING STARS
40 award-winning young performers

Rising Stars
8 pm – FRIDAY – MAY 6th – Free
The Best of Vocal, Classical & Jazz Musicians
First United Methodist Church
1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura

The Ventura Music Festival is proud to present its most diverse Rising Stars concert ever celebrating 40 young classical, vocal and jazz stars! Thanks to underwriting, admission is free and audience members of all ages are invited to turn out for an exciting 75-minute program featuring young award-winning musicians: a 30-member high school choir; seven classical musicians ranging in age from middle school to college; and a jazz quartet.

The Camerata Choir of the distinguished Los Robles Children’s Choir will be performing four songs under the direction of Edward Rouse, accompanied by Christine DeKlotz.

The classical musicians—Grace Chen, Kaytlyn Becker, Dalton Hayse, David & James Gatchel and Kallen Meyer—will perform selections by Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Brahms and Debussy.

The jazz quartet—led by Blake Kasting on guitar, with Alex Smith on drums, Chris Seagraves on bass and Rachel Flowers on piano—closes the evening with selections from Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane. Each young musician is a past winner in the VMF Student Jazz Competition.

Rising Stars is VMF’s spotlight on exceptional young talent, usually classical musicians, many of whom have gone on to win important competitions and to careers in concert halls that span the globe. Rising Stars are selected in consultation with noted music teacher Edward Francis.

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Apprentice Choir 2016 Sign Ups Now Available

Sign Your Child Up Today For Apprentice Choir

Apprentice Choir is designed for children ages 6-9 with little or no previous musical experience. The singers will be begin to read some pitches and simple rhythms. Through the use of the Kodaly Method, the children are introduced to solfege (syllables used for vocal music) and are taught their relationship to the staff and the notes around them. The repertoire is drawn mainly from folk songs and singing games, giving the children a fun and safe environment to learn the basic skills necessary to move forward in the LRCC program. The singers rehearse for a 10-week session offered both in the fall and spring of each LRCC season. These rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15.  Apprentice Choir Registration Spring 2016 Session begins on Tuesday, March 1st.

ZIMBE! Music of South Africa

On Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4 pm, Los Robles Children’s Choir will join forces with Los Robles Master Chorale to present Zimbe a work of South African music telling stories of the fight for freedom and for equality.

Artistic Director Lesley Leighton and Los Robles Master Chorale
present an exciting world cultures concert bringing together
several ensembles from southern California: Los Robles Master Chorale,
Los Robles Children’s Choir, and the Choirs of Agoura High School.
ZIMBE! features piano, percussion, narrator, multi-media, and voices of all ages. Eric Whitacre’s CLOUDBURST and
LITTLE BIRDS, Ralph Carmichael’s SHADRACK, and a world premiere work
by Composer in Residence Jasper Randall round out the program.
ZIMBE! WHITACRE | RANDALL
Sunday, March 20, 2016 4PM
Performing Arts Education Center at Agoura High School
28545 W. Driver Avenue, Agoura Hills
Tickets:  Call 805 496-9616
Adult $27.50 | Senior 60+ $22.50 | Student with valid I.D. $15

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