CHORALIS YOUTH CHOIRS
Do you want to be part of one of the most exciting choral experiences in the Washington metropolitan area? Then we have the choirs for you! See below for audition information.
Artistry and Excellence for Young Singers
Choralis has a youth chorus program for the community, featuring expert instruction by the Choralis music staff. The Choralis elite treble choir, Cantus Primo, made its debut appearance in a performance of Carmina Burana in 2008 as guests of the National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale. They continue to be in demand for appearances with the adult Choralis and other area choral organizations. The Choralis Cantus Youth Choirs performed at Fairfax County's 2010 International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap.
Choralis Youth Choirs in the News!
Choralis was featured in Bob Madigan's Man About Town on WTOP. You can listen to a portion of this segment online.
Auditions for the 2012-2013 season will be held at the end of August. Additional audition times are available by special appointment. Please email email@example.com to schedule an audition and download an audition form to bring to the audition. Singers in grades 2‑4 are given a screening audition to help us understand their potential and if we are over-enrolled, to select members for the program.
Auditions for grades 5 and up are for placement into the appropriate choir depending on the level of vocal maturity and balance within the youth choir program. All singers selected for Cantus Primo must also be a member of another Choralis ensemble. Parents are expected to volunteer 10 hours of time to the program.
Auditions, rehearsals, and most performances are held at
Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046
Singers will be asked to perform the following:
- Scales, to show their range
- Happy Birthday (sung a cappella to their choice of person)
- Row, Row, Row Your Boat, as a round with the judges
- A simple sight reading example and/or
- Rhythm and melody patterns after hearing them just once
Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m.
- Cantus Primo
Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.
- Cantus Liberi
- Cantus Medius
Members in grades 10-12 are also encouraged to audition for the adult Choralis, which meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Cantus dues will be $300/$275 (first child/second child) through August 1st, and $350/$300 (first child/second child) after August 1st. The fee for invited singers in Cantus Primo is $120.
Tuition includes weekly chorus rehearsals September-April, music fees and performances. Uniforms are sold separately and consist of black pants of your choosing and a white uniform top.
Please send all forms and payments to Choralis Youth Choir, P.O. Box 6012, Falls Church, VA 22046.
A limited number of scholarships are available to families based on financial need.
The following materials will be needed once a singer has been accepted into the choir, and are available here for download by parents.
- Audition Form
- Registration and Payment Form
- Emergency and Health Form
- Parent Volunteer Form
- Uniform Information
- Scholarship and Payment Plan Application
For more information on our youth programs email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 703-237-2499