Greater Richmond School of Music presents…
Viva Voce – ‘Vee-vah ‘Voh-chey (Living Voice) is comprised of four vocal ensembles currently being offered at the Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM). Each ensemble will rehearse and perform at least two programs each school year. The Fall/Winter and Spring programs will take place in the last quarter of each school semester. There may also be various concerts to be announced throughout the year, including fundraisers, sport and special events.
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If interested please call 804-442-6158.
Prima Voce (Gr K-2) – NO AUDITION
Prima Voce – ‘Pree-mah ‘Voh-chey (Early Voice), the children’s choir will be comprised of K-2nd grade unchanged voices. (50 minutes)
Bella Voce (Gr 3-5) – NO AUDITION
Bella Voce – ‘Bell-ah ‘Voh-chey (Beautiful Voice) will be comprised of 3-5th grade unchanged voices. (50 minutes)
Both of these choirs will focus on the following areas:
Singing Melodies with Expression
Intonation & Voice Clarity
Tempo and Dynamics
Movable ‘Do’ Solfege
Reading Music & Rhythm
Singing with Confidence and Contributing to an Ensemble
Experiencing Music of Different Cultures
Performing in Front of an Audience
Crescente Choir (Gr 6-8) – NO AUDITION
The ‘Kree-SHEN-tey Choir (Rising Choir) will be comprised of 6th-12th grade unchanged, changing and changed voices and will focus on the following areas of study. (60 minutes)
Voice Technique – Posture, Breath, Intonation, etc.
Identifying Physiological Changes in Voice
Singing with Expression
Singing in Harmony
Singing in a Different Language
Voci Nobili (Gr 9-12) – BY AUDITION ONLY
‘Voh-chee ‘Noh-bee-lee” (Noble Voices) at GRSM’s Mechanicsville location (9109 Dickey Drive), will be comprised of 9th-12th grade changed voices. (60 minutes)
*This Choir DOES have an audition requirement. The audition will consist of:
-Singing “American the Beautiful” in a group or solo
-Simple scale pattern recall
-Aural skills test – seeing how well a singer can hold harmony or melody
The audition for this ensemble is not intense. Students will not be forced to sing by themselves if they are too shy, however it will be encouraged.
This choir will focus on:
Vocal Technique – Posture, Breath Management, Resonance, Intonation, Agility, etc.
Singing with Advanced Harmony
Singing A Capella
Solo singing vs Ensemble Singing
Singing in Languages other than English
Analyzing and Evaluating Performances