Crescendo: 7th-10th

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Rehearsal Schedule

All rehearsals are held at Northminister Presbyterian Church

Tuesday

  • Allegro
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Crescendo
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Dolce
    6:30 – 8:30pm

Wednesday

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

Thursday

  • Brio
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Crescendo
    4:30 – 6:00pm
3235 Pope Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
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Cantoris
Level IV: 7th - 10th grade

This level extends a further challenging program of music repertoire, musical concepts and performing experiences. The expectations and personal responsibility of singers are increased, training more intense and the rewards are fulfilling. Singers are exposed to four-and-six-part repertoire in a variety of languages with more emphasis on a cappella singing. This ensemble will be composed of singers ages 12 – 16 with a few musically mature 6th graders. This choir is the touring choir.

Emotional:

  • To exhibit physical and mental stamina in rehearsal situations
  • To be competent and consistent in all performing demands
  • To be encouraging and supportive to fellow choristers
  • To be on time for rehearsals
  • To consistently bring music folders, pencils and water bottles
  • To maintain good attendance and be communicative with director
  • regarding absences and other issues of concern
  • To balance the demands of school, outside activities with choral
  • expectations
  • To treat SCC commitment with responsibility and integrity

Vocal:

  • To exhibit a beauty and consistency in vocal quality
  • To be able to hold one’s part in a round or canon
  • To be able to hold one’s part in a known song
  • To sing with consistency of breath and relaxation of the jaw for
  • resonance and brilliance in tone production

Theory:

  • To have ability to sight-read a simple melody with steps and skips;  to read a song with words
  • To have knowledge of the basic rhythmic notations and terms f-loud, p-soft, crescendo, decrescendo, ritardando, treble clef, staff, barlines, meter (two, three, four, six), repeat signs, first and second endings, staccato, some note names; quarter, whole, half, eighth sixteenth notes and their equivalent rests; dotted rhythms ( written test or oral assessment)
  • To sing a diatonic scale with accuracy using sol-feg Do-Re-Mi
  • To sing part of a chromatic scale
  • To sing melodic patterns with accuracy
  • To clap rhythmic patterns with accuracy

Tour: This level is the touring choir.

Commands