We are gearing up for an exciting year with the choirs! In case you haven’t enrolled yet, you can do so here. Please enroll by Sunday, August 26th to ensure we have your child’s t-shirt ready for you on the first day of rehearsals which begin August 27th in Oklahoma City and August 29th in Norman and Edmond.
This year many of our students will have NEW opportunities available to them, and we want to tell you about them now so they can start to prepare for these exciting events!
NEW Honor Choir Opportunity for Principio and Illuminati
This fall several of our Principio and Illuminati students will have the opportunity to audition for Circle the State with Song and the Oklahoma Children’s All-State Chorus. If you have a child age 9 thru 13 who will be participating in COHC in the fall and who would like to participate in an auditioned choir, this is a very special opportunity that allows students to take it to the next level in Oklahoma. Auditions will be submitted through the choirs in September but if your child is interested, he/she can start practicing now to get ready. To get started, click here to download, listen, and practice the audition material. More information will be shared during the first day of rehearsals.
NEW Ensemble Acapella Ambassadors
COHC is very excited to offer a NEW small performance group opportunity for our Illuminati and Bella Voce students. Acapella Ambassadors is an auditioned group of 20-24 students who will be COHC’s face in the community. We receive several requests throughout the year for our students to perform at concerts, nursing homes, ball games, and other events, which is not always feasible for our large group to attend. This is where Acapella Ambassadors will step in.
Participants must be current COHC Illuminati or Bella Voce students, make a commitment to attend a one-day learning intensive (September 22, 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.), and be committed to attending regularly-scheduled performances throughout the year. There is no additional cost to participate in this ensemble, but students must audition and be excepted in order to participate.
- Sing ascending and descending 5-notes on “ah” or “do-re-mi-fa-so” at the guidance of a director
- Sing “America” (“My Country Tis of Thee” acapella
- Sing 60 seconds of a contest style solo, past choral song, or hymn of your choice (pop, gospel, and jazz selections are not suitable for this audition)
More information will be shared during the first day of rehearsals.
See you beginning the week of August 27th! Have fun practicing!