Choir rehearsals are on hold while COVID-19 is still present. Check out our virtual offerings for the 2020-21 season here.


A choir for every age

BYC is seeking youth ages 4-18 with a strong musical ear, a desire to learn, and an enthusiasm for sharing music. Auditions for the next year's choirs begin in May, and youth from Preschool through 2nd grade do not require an audition.

Singing is universal.

Singing with deep musical understanding, skill, and humanity is truly an art. When achieved, it expresses and affirms what it means to be human, across cultures and time. We believe everyone is capable of experiencing this on some level and the mission for Bellevue Youth Choirs is to provide the training and atmosphere to attain the highest mastery of this art form.

Education is personal. 

Our choristers are divided by age into choirs. Our youngest groups are non-auditioned, ages 4-8, and choristers grade 3 and above are invited to audition to place into a choir. Auditions for fall and January enrollment can be scheduled once your information is submitted via the Join Form. 

Only the best is good enough for children. 

BYC choristers are musicians! They are taught a deep understanding of choral concepts and overall musicianship, and are given the chance to express their skills in MainStage Concerts and outreach events. BYC choristers are directed by masterful teachers who lead them to their personal best.

 

Non-Auditioned Choirs


Prelude Choir

Youth ages 4 & 5

Foundational musical concepts and skills are developed through fun musical activities, seamlessly embedded into the choir rehearsal.

New choristers are accepted during the Fall and January enrollment periods, and occasionally during other periods when space allows. 

Rehearsals: Mondays 6-6:45PM

 

 

 

Prima Choir

Youth grades 1 & 2 

Vocal pedagogy, musical games, and traditional choir rehearsal are interwoven to provide just the right mix of fun and challenge. 

New choristers are accepted during the Fall and January enrollment periods, and occasionally during other periods when space allows. 

Rehearsals: Mondays 5-6PM

 

 

 


Auditioned Choirs

Auditions for Bellevue Youth Choirs are conducted by the Artistic Director, Nicolas Gorne, who strives to keep the experience low key and fun. The audition only takes about 30 minutes and involves having your child sing some simple patterns that will identify their range and voice quality as well as their ability to attend and have an open mind.

In addition to their musical skills Nicholas will also be gauging your child's overall listening skills and character. At least one parent is expected to attend the audition.

Join the Interest List

 

 "Thank you for making the audition this afternoon so fun. Shannon had a great time and is so excited to be part of the choir!" 

- Jennifer, parent of 3rd grade chorister, Shannon.


Intermezzo Choir

Youth grades 3 - 6 

Our first auditioned choir, intermezzo choir skills are refined through rehearsal and performance of unison and two part harmony. 

New choristers are accepted during the Fall and January enrollment periods. 

Rehearsals: Mondays OR Wednesdays, 4:45PM-6:15PM

 

 

 

 

 

Schola Voce Choir

Youth grades 4 - 7 

In this choir, choristers gain musicianship skills through varied repertoire ranging from unison through three part harmony. Choristers also work on their performance skills through a variety of performances throughout the year. 

New choristers are accepted during the Fall and January enrollment periods. 

Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30PM-6PM

 

 

 

 

Cambiata Choir

Changed voice young men grades 4 - 7. Combine with Cantare to form Coda Choir. 

In this choir, choristers gain musicianship skills through varied repertoire ranging from unison through three part harmony. Choristers also work on their performance skills through a variety of performances throughout the year. 

New choristers are accepted during the Fall and January enrollment periods. 

Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6PM

OR Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-7PM, depending on whether the voice has changed

 

 

 

Cantare Choir

Young women, grades 8-9. Combine with Cambiata to form Coda Choir. 

The concert choir consists of early high school aged women, and practice on their own in additioned to being featured with the Premier Choir and Cambiata. 

New choristers are accepted during the Fall and January enrollment periods. 

Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30-7PM and Wednesdays 5:30-7PM

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Choir

Young women, high school

This is our most experienced group, performing in three-four part harmony, refining their musicianship, vocal production, and performance skills through a variety of performances throughout the year. 

New choristers are accepted during the Fall and January enrollment periods. 

Rehearsals: Mondays 5:45PM-8:45PM