Apprentice Choir (no evaluation required)
Apprentice Choir is designed for children ages 5-8 with little or no previous musical experience. This class is a fun and engaging introduction to vocal instruction and musicianship. 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. Students should have a desire to explore music and to work as a team. Rehearsals are held at The Hillcrest Center For The Arts on Mondays from 3:30-4:15pm. Registration is through the Conejo Recreation & Park District's Cultural Program. www.crpd.org
Bel Canto Choir (evaluation required)
Bel Canto is comprised of children ages 8-11 with little or no previous musical experience. These singers are chosen from evaluations held in August and January each year. This beginning-level choir is a program in which the basics of vocal production and musicianship are presented in an age-appropriate fashion. The emphasis is on mastery of basic theory and vocal/choral technique. The repertoire covers a variety of traditional literature that is unison or two-part. Bel Canto rehearses in Newbury Park on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 beginning September 6th.
Amadeus Choir (evaluation required)
Amadeus is LRCC’s premiere performing/touring choir. It is comprised of children ages 12-18 with previous musical experience. These singers are chosen from evaluations held in August and January each year. Choristers are promoted to Amadeus upon displaying the musicianship skills, vocal skills, and maturity needed to meet the challenge of learning and performing a wide variety of difficult and sophisticated repertoire. The focus continues to be on mastery of music theory and vocal/choral technique. Amadeus rehearses in Newbury Park on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 beginning September 6. They also tour every other summer as part of their musical training.
Camerata Chamber Choir (evaluation required)
Camerata Chamber Choir is a high school level chamber ensemble comprised of approximately 6-12 singers ages 14-18. Singers are chosen from evaluations held in August and January each year. The focus of this ensemble is on vocal technique, singing in 4-part harmony, music theory, and teamwork. This ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:40-8:40.