The Choirs

 

IMCC is made up of a mass choir as well as several smaller groups. Each season, choristers are re-auditioned to determine their placement based on their musical development.  Their placement is not necessarily determined by age or number of years in the choir.

Rehearsals are held every Tuesday at W-K United Mennonite Church and choristers are to arrive 10 minutes before the rehearsal begins unless otherwise instructed.

Training Choir – 6:00 – 6:30
Mass I – 6:30 – 7:00
Mass II – 7:15 – 8:00
Small Ensemble 8:00 – 8:30

Training Choir

This is a non-auditioned group for singers between the ages of 6-9. The purpose of the Training Choir is to begin to develop good choral habits and focus on pitch matching skills. Uncertain singers will have the opportunity to develop confidence in their pitch matching abilities and vocal skills through unison repertoire and sequential musical training.

Mass I Choir

This group combines the Training Choir and the Concert choir. The focus of the repertoire is on unison and easy two part music.

Concert Choir

This auditioned choir is comprised of children who have learned to maintain a consistent singing tone, who match pitches quickly, and who have developed good tonal memory.

Mass II Choir

This group combines the Concert Choir and the Small Ensemble. Repertoire will focus on 2-part music with some 3-part music.

Small Ensemble

This group is for older children whose tone and tuning is secure, who demonstrate some ability in sight singing, and who are able to maintain their own voice part. The repertoire will focus on a cappella singing as well as more difficult 3 and 4 part pieces. Most children in this group are aged 12 and up.  Audition requirements include part singing and sight-reading. Consistent, at home practice will be required.