CCC Choirs

Centennial Children’s Chorus is comprised of five choirs, ranging in grades kindergarten through eight, that meet at various locations in Fort Collins. Starting in third grade, the choirs emphasize note reading, vocal training, and performance skills, while singing in the traditional concerts throughout the year in addition to other performances as arranged by the directors. Learn more about our directors at Our Staff.

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Primo Coro: "First choir"

DIRECTED BY: SHERI MCKELFRESH/Carol vanshaar

Primo Coro is CCC's choir preparatory program for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.  In this non-auditioned class, children are introduced to choral music in the rehearsal setting and take part in a choir filled with singing, learning, and fun.  Primo Coro is an outstanding way for young children to explore their budding interest in music with the potential for other opportunities within CCC.  

Singers learn musical skills and group singing through playful activities to build concepts such as listening, singing, matching pitch, recognizing ascending and descending phrases, simple rhythmic and melodic patterns, movement, and expression. 

Rehearsals start with vocal warm-ups and exercises, The rest of the time is devoted to active learning through musical games, folk dancing, or playing simple percussion instruments. Singers start to learn proper breathing, posture, and basic music reading.

 

Primo Coro has a fall and spring session, each a 10-week program.

Singers meet Mondays, 4:15-5:00 P.M. at Christ United Methodist Church.

Each session finishes with an informal performance for friends and family.

Tuition is $110 per session.

 
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Jubliate: "Joyful voices"

DIRECTED BY: MICHAEL APODACA

Jubilate is a performance choir for singers in grades 3-6, with major emphasis on vocal training and performance in the traditional concert schedule.

Jubilate singers have demonstrated the ability to match pitch, and have a readiness to sing in parts. 

Studies focus on vocal training, note reading, and performance skills.

Jubilate is a full-year choir, starting from the Fall Workshop in mid-August, and ending with the Summer Festival Concert in early June. 

Singers meet Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Jubliate performances include the Fall Workshop Concert, Songs of the Season, Jubilate and Friends winter concert, Kids on Broadway, and the Summer Festival Concert. They also perform a private concert for the Lion's Club holiday party, and a Thank-You Concert for Trinity Lutheran Church in gratitude for them welcoming us to rehearse in their space.

Tuition is $450 for new singers, and $400 for returning singers. 
In addition, Kids on Broadway is a ticketed concert.

 
 
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Bel Canto: "Beautiful Singing"

DIRECTED BY: WENDI BURBACK

Bel Canto is for young singers in grades 4-6 who have demonstrated intermediate proficiency in vocal technique and part-singing. Besides extensive vocal training, they focus on two and three part choral literature and perform in the traditional concert schedule.

 

Bel Canto is a full-year choir, starting from the Fall Workshop in mid-August, and ending with the Summer Festival Concert in early June. 

Singers meet Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at First United Methodist Church.

Bel Canto performances include the Fall Workshop Concert, Songs of the Season, Cantare & Bel Canto in Concert winter concert, Kids on Broadway, and the Summer Festival Concert. They also perform a  a Thank-You Concert for First United Methodist Church in gratitude for them welcoming us to rehearse in their space.

Tuition is $430 for new singers, and $390 for returning singers. 
In addition, Cantare & Bel Canto in Concert and Kids on Broadway are ticketed concerts.

 
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Cantare: "To Sing"

DIRECTED BY: CLAIRE SACCARDI/SHERI MCKELFRESH

Cantare is the intermediate choir for grades 6-8.  Cantare singers, like those in Bel Canto, have demonstrated intermediate proficiency in vocal technique and part-singing. Besides extensive vocal training, they focus on two and three-part choral literature and perform in the traditional concert schedule.

Cantare is a full-year choir, starting from the Fall Workshop in mid-August, and ending with the Summer Festival Concert in early June. 

Singers meet Mondays, 6:30 - 8:15 pm at Christ United Methodist Church.

Cantare performances include the Fall Workshop Concert, Songs of the Season, Cantare & Bel Canto in Concert winter concert, Kids on Broadway, and the Summer Festival Concert. They perform with the Canyon Concert Ballet Nutcracker as well as a Thank-You Concert for Christ United Methodist Church in gratitude for them welcoming us to rehearse in their space. 

Tuition is $450 for new singers, and $400 for returning singers. 
In addition, Cantare & Bel Canto in Concert and Kids on Broadway are ticketed concerts.

 
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Sala Voce: "Chamber Voices"

DIRECTED BY: SHERI MCKELFRESH

Sala Voce is the most advanced group of singers in CCC and is open to singers, grades 7-8, who have been in CCC for at least one year. 

Sala Voce singers have demonstrated a high degree of vocal and sight-singing ability, a consistent work ethic, and a strong commitment to the organization. 

They perform the most difficult repertoire and have extra musical responsibilities and experiences.

Sala Voce is a full-year choir, starting from the Fall Workshop in mid-August, and ending with the Summer Festival Concert in early June. 

Singers meet Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church.

Sala Voce performances include the Fall Workshop Concert, Songs of the Season, Sala Voce Sings! winter concert, Kids on Broadway, and the Summer Festival Concert. They perform with the Canyon Concert Ballet Nutcracker as well as a Thank-You Concert for Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in gratitude for them welcoming us to rehearse in their space.

Sala Voce singers have the opportunity to travel to a concert festival during the summer. Past locations have included Denver, New Orleans, Eugene, London, Hawaii, and Washington D.C.

Tuition is $430.
In addition, Sala Voce Sings! and Kids on Broadway are ticketed concerts, and the optional trip is an extra cost.