Cantabile: 2nd-6th


Rehearsal Schedule

All rehearsals are held at Northminister Presbyterian Church


  • Cantabile
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Cantoris
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Cappella
    6:30 – 8:30pm


  • Music Makers
    4:30 - 5:20pm (1st Grade and younger 2nd Graders)​


  • Cantus
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Cantoris
    4;30 – 6:00pm
2300 Sierra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Level II: Mature 2nd, 3rd - 6th grade

Level II extends the program of musical challenges offered at the training level. As the singers enjoy learning repertoire that is more challenging, expanding to two-part songs, descants and canons, they are expected to learn basic concepts and terminology that go along with the repertoire.  The singers will be able to perform more complex rhythmic patterns and sight read melodic lines. They learn repertoire in a variety of styles and languages.

Cantabile enjoys the adventure of singing for occasional events around the city representing the SCC. Through the performances and the rehearsals, the singers focus on developing their voice, learning music terminology, and becoming confident in singing two parts.


  • To be able to take instructions and work toward musical goals
  • To demonstrate increased concentration
  • To be encouraging and supportive to fellow choristers
  • To be on time for rehearsals
  • To be able to accommodate a two day per week rehearsal schedule
  • To maintain good attendance
  • To understand and practice basic concepts of performance etiquette


  • To have understanding of a beautiful tone
  • To sing with correct physical concepts of breath support and control; dropped relaxed jaw on correct vowels; and correct diction
  • To be able to hold one’s part in a round
  • To demonstrate good singing posture and breathing techniques


  • To recognize basic note names, high and low sounds, soft and loud
  • To sing and hear basic Do Mi So La patterns
  • To be able to demonstrate simple rhythmic ostinatos independently
  • To demonstrate awareness of phrases (similarities and differences in lines of song)
  • To demonstrate a basic understanding of Curwen hand symbols
  • To move, sing and play simple musical instruments to a steady beat and rhythmic patterns
  • To read simple rhythmic and melodic patterns based on the Kodaly system of reading music

Tour: Not generally applicable for Cantabile.