The mission of the Genesee Valley Children’s Choir is to provide an opportunity for all children to participate in a high-quality and culturally-enriching music experience. The goal is for children to learn classical choral music, folk music and songs from around the world.
The performance schedule varies with the season, but usually three or four appearances can be expected in local nursing homes, churches, and sporting events. The choir has been honored to perform with the Rochester Philharmonic The Snowman in 2012 and the RPO’s Holiday Pops Concert in 2013. The choir has also performed with SUNY Geneseo Chamber Singers Carmina Burana in 2013 and in summer of 2014 Carmen.
Rehearse on Sunday afternoons at SUNY Geneseo. 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