Penrith Children’s City Choir (PCCC) is open to all children 7 – 13 years of age. PCCC operates on a project basis with each project consisting of two to three Sunday afternoon workshops ending with a performance. There are no auditions – all you need is a love of singing.
Participation in PCCC allows children to:
The choir is directed by Lucy McAlary who has extensive experience training voices of all ages. Lucy brings her creative teaching style to a wide range of appealing repertoire – from upbeat African numbers to hilarious music hall songs and soulful ballads. All material is age-appropriate in content and musical range. A team of mentors from Penrith City Choir supports the workshops.
Project I Singing Day
Sunday 8 April, 3.00pm – 5.30pm
Enjoy the rhythmic energy of the Caribbean Calypso ‘Ophelia letter blow ‘way’, be entranced by the beautiful ‘Cherokee Morning Song’, explore the power of the Aboriginal song ‘Inanay’ and be lulled into ‘Dreams of Never Never’ by Australian composer Stephen Leek. Through this wide-ranging and colourful repertoire we develop vocal technique, musicianship and part-singing skills in an encouraging and joyful learning environment supported by experienced adult mentors. A great introductory ‘taster’ for new members. Friends and family are invited to attend an informal performance at the end of the workshop.
Project II ‘The Elements’
PART A Term 2 – Sunday 1 July, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
PART B Term 3 – Sundays 29 July and 5 August, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
A theatrical presentation of excerpts from Bob Chilcott’s fabulous work ‘The Elements’ involving singing, acting and costumes. This hilarious and dynamic piece incorporates a range of musical styles: rock for cool and tough ‘Sulphur’; gorgeous pop ballad for ‘Gold’; and raucous rumba for ‘FE’. With opportunities for small solo work this project promises to be great fun.
Project III Music and Readings for Christmas at St Finbar’s, Glenbrook
Workshops Sunday 18 November, 3.00 - 5.00pm and Sunday 9 December, 3.00 – 5.00pm
Venue rehearsal Friday 14 December, 7.30pm – to be advised
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE Sunday 16 December, 7.30pm
Music and Readings for Christmas is an annual event in the beautiful acoustic of St Finbar’s Catholic Church, Glenbrook directed by Robert Ampt, Sydney City Organist. Performers include Penrith Symphony Brass, the Handbell Ensemble from Blue Mountains Grammar School, harp, organ, vocal soloists and a combined adult chorus. A highly anticipated performance which attracts a full house every year, Penrith City Children’s Choir has been invited to perform at this very special evening for the first time. A must for the whole family.
How to join: contact PCCC Administrator: Liz Strasser on 0418 202 849, or email@example.com