A choir for every age

BYC welcomes 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.

 

Prospective Prelude and Prima Choristers can simply purchase a choir membership through the BYC store. Prospective choristers 3rd grade and up must first audition to determine their choir placement.

 


 

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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

Prelude Choir is not currently running for the 2021-22 season. Youth ages 4 & 5 may sign up for Prima Choir! 
 

 

 

 

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

Purchase a chorister membership for Prima Choir.

 

 

 

 


Auditioned Choirs

Auditions for Bellevue Youth Choirs are conducted by the Artistic Director, Nicholas 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 we will also be gauging your child's overall listening skills and character. At least one parent is expected to attend the audition.

 

 

PURCHASE AN AUDITION

 

 

 "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 - 7

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, 4:45PM-6:15PM

To register, new singers must first purchase an audition.

 

 

 

 

 

Coda Choir

Youth grades 5 - 9 

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. 

Coda Choir is not currently running for the 2021-22 season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Choir

Teens grades 8 - 12

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 5:30PM-8:45PM

To register, new singers must first purchase an audition.

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Mentors

Experienced adult singers (over 18) looking to share their music skills

For the first time, we are inviting adult choristers to join our program as mentors for Coda and Premier Choirs.  Mentors will learn music and sing with these choirs in rehearsal and performance, facilitate sectionals, and bolster the overall learning experience by enhancing the level of musicianship through role modeling.

Rehearsals: Mondays 6:15PM-8:45PM

To register, adult mentors may purchase a membership.