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Join a choir in Children’s Choir of Chico to learn to read and write music, sing in varied languages, and learn songs from many genres, including great art music, Broadway tunes, spirituals, patriotic songs, traditional songs, and folk music from around the world. Medieval to modern, Bach to Gershwin – you‘ll experience it through the Children’s Choir of Chico!
Early Childhood Division
Music experiences in the CCOC Early Childhood Division are offered for infants and parents, toddlers and parents, and pre-school age children.
The Training Division includes beginning music fundamentals and choir experiences for children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. The active classes and rehearsals of Ready, Set, Sing and the Preparatory Choir will have your child singing and moving to music at the end of the first rehearsal!
A more formal choir experience is offered through the Performance Division for singers in grades 4 through high school (unchanged voices), and adult women in college through retirement. In July 2015 Bel Canto (8th Grade through high school) collaborated with members of Bella Voce (women) and local community singers to undertake a concert tour to Prague, Salzburg and Vienna.
Past performances for singers in Cantiamo (grades 4-8) and Bel Canto (grades 8-12) included a collaboration with Music Education and Opera Workshop students from Chico State to perform the children’s opera “Little Sweep” by Benjamin Britten.
All choirs annually perform for two CCOC Concerts and as guest choirs for various local organizations and events, including the DCBA Christmas Preview, Enloe Holiday Tree Lighting, DCBA Christmas Tree Lighting in the City Plaza, and the CSU Glorious Sounds of the Season, a Chico State Music Department scholarship fundraising performance.
Children’s Choir of Chico was formed in 2001 by artistic Director Susan Tevis to unite the purity of children’s voices with excellence of choral music education and artistic performance. Guided by Tevis, an active clinician and guest conductor of treble choirs throughout the United States, the original choir has expanded to five choirs, including music experiences for early childhood and adult women. Experience and training are not necessary for any of the choirs, except Bel Canto. For information on individual choirs and rehearsal times, or to schedule an interview for Bel Canto, please contact Children’s Choir of Chico at 342-2775 or email@example.com.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2019 CHICO IDOL!
At the preliminary competition on Saturday, March 30, 2019, dozens of local Butte County youth singers in two divisions (Junior and Senior) will come out and perform a short song for professional judges.
Junior Division: Ages 9-12
Senior Division: Ages 13-18
The top 10 finalists in each division will then be invited back to perform in our LIVE show on Sunday, April 7 at 4 pm.
Please note that audition spots are available via reservation only. Walk-ups will not be allowed due to the volume of singers applying and the availability of judges. (Download the Application)
SPRING EQUINOX DINNER TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
This family-friendly evening will feature live performances by Children's Choir of Chico Choirs, the 2018 Chico Idol Contest Winners, and everyone's favorite Chico band: DECADES!
Guests will be served a Spring Picnic Tri-Tip Dinner with dessert while listening the talented vocal performances of the choir. Vegetarian option is available. Guests are invited to bid on hundreds of silent and live auction items, with all proceeds benefiting the Children's Choir of Chico.
Beginning at 7:30 pm, DECADES will take the stage and invite supporters to hit the dance floor to the tunes of the 40s through the 2000s. For guests unable to make it to the dinner portion of the evening, please feel free to purchase a dance-only ticket providing admittance after 7:15 pm.