Genesee Valley Children’s Choir of Livingston County sings a variety of classical, folk, secular and sacred literature. Under the direction of Amy Cochrane, the choir, consisting of children ages 6-18, seeks to provide an opportunity in Livingston County to participate in high-quality and culturally enriching musical experiences for the benefit of the children and the community.
The performance schedule varies with the season, but usually three or four appearances can be expected in local nursing homes, churches, and sporting events. We are proud of our performances with Rochester Oratorio Society of Jenkins’ The Peacemakers as well as other notable concerts with the RPO of The Snowman, The Bear and The Grinch that Stole Christmas; Finger Lakes Opera’s La Boheme, Carmen and Tosca; Rochester Lyric Opera’s children’s opera productions, premieres of works by McClure and others, John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Carmina Burana, Faure Requiem with Geneseo’s Festival Chorus. GVCC has also performed with the Early Music Festival and for Geneseo Days and Sparta’s Old-Fashioned Days.
We are excited to announce that we have been able to meet in person at our new rehearsal space, the Auditorium at the Mount Morris Campus. Children are separated by 12+ feet and required to wear a mask at all times. We trialed this space in the winter session and it worked wonderfully. Our concerts will be live streamed for all friends and family to watch. Our rehearsals begin at noon and last about 1 hour.
When we resume our normal schedule, we will have new Younger singers (Angels) meet from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Older, more advanced singers (Treble Makers) rehearse with the Angels and on their own from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Select singers chosen by audition (Ultimate Treble Makers) meet from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
The winter session is from September through December and the spring session is January through June. The first rehearsal of winter session is a Sunday in early September at 1 p.m., First rehearsal of Spring session is a Sunday in early January at 1 p.m.
Check the calendar page for details.
The Genesee Valley Children’s Choir was founded in 2010 with the help of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization program administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. The group continues to seek grants and contributions so the choir may continue to be offered free of charge or at the very least with only a minimal contributions from singers’ families. The goal is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to this high-quality and culturally-enriching music experience. If you know of grants we might apply for, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org