BEL CANTO CHOIR SCHOOL

The Bel Canto Choice School is committed to helping young singers develop their natural talents. Choristers will explore how the joyful experience of making music together can enrich their lives. Our team is made up of experienced musicians who will lead interactive rehearsals focussing on musicianship, performance skills, musical knowledge and having fun. We start teaching basic music principles with our newest choristers and continue this education with the more experienced choristers. 

Welcome to a barrier-free redesign of the 21st century church choir school for children in the community. Unique to Chatham-Kent is that it will be the only program of its type by complimenting St. Andrew’s already vibrant music program. 

 

Using the talents and skills of the program staff to allow students to see what might be possible in their life is a role that music can play. It allows them to break into a new world and moreover share both their “gifts” with the world.

 

As a statement of our commitment to creating an inclusive choral experience that is accessible to all there is no cost for participants. St. Andrew’s current musical ecosystem will play a key role. Due to the strength of the adult music ensembles (Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir), and the Choral Scholar Program, it also offers many other unique opportunities for intergenerational collaborations and support to further make this program a community gem.

The BCCS consists of Two Choirs:

Junior Choir

  • children aged 8-12

  • blend of small group and full group weekly rehearsals

  • development of proper singing technique

  • development of sight-singing and ear-training skills

  • part-singing/harmony

  • theory principles/Music literacy

  • masterclasses/workshops

  • concert performances

Rehearsals: Thursdays from 5:00pm - 5:45pm

Location: St. Andrew's United Church - In Fellowship Hall

Beginning September 16, 2021 

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Senior Choir

  • children aged 13-18

  • blend of small group and full group weekly rehearsals

  • development of proper singing technique

  • development of sight-singing and ear-training skills

  • challenging choral pieces

  • theory principles/Music literacy

  • masterclasses/workshops

  • concert performances

  • leadership opportunities

Rehearsals: Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: St. Andrew's United Church - In Fellowship Hall

Beginning September 16, 2021 

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The Bel Canto Choir School is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into all aspects of our program.

In addition, we are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in our programs and performances. If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

For more information, email us here bccs@standrewschatham.org

MEET THE ARTISTIC TEAM

Christine Baribeau

BCCS Director

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Devon Hansen

BCCS Director

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Andrew Derynck

BCCS Vocal Coach

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Erin Stirling
BCCS Manager

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