Ensemble Overview

ENSEMBLE OVERVIEW

MCO is pleased to accommodate seven performing ensembles in each location: six choirs and a symphony orchestra. Participants in the choirs and orchestras are volunteers committed to the organization and its purpose. All ensembles perform in concert at the end of each semester in the finest concert halls in the community. For ensemble names and age/grade levels of each ensemble, see below:

Young Singers Chorus

Age 4 – 1st grade (must be age 4 by the first rehearsal of the semester)

An opportunity for children to enjoy the musical and social experience of singing in a quality performance ensemble with others who have similar interest and values

No audition required

Rehearsals on Thursday afternoons; performances at concerts (times, locations, and calendar are available when you register at the link below)

Repertoire includes music appropriate for the education of young children, including sacred children’s songs, hymns, and folk songs

An interactive curriculum designed to introduce young children to the basic concepts of music, including rhythm, melody, basic theory, and proper singing technique

For tuition/fees & attire costs, click here

To register, click here

Children’s Chorus

2nd – 5th grades

An opportunity for children to enjoy the musical and social experience of singing in a quality performance ensemble with others who have similar interests and values

No audition required

Rehearsals on Thursday afternoons; performances at concerts and other occasional events (times, locations, and calendar are available when you register at the link below)

Repertoire includes choral literature appropriate for children’s choirs, including sacred children’s songs, hymns, and folk songs

An interactive curriculum designed to teach students the basic concepts of music history and theory (including beginning to read music) and singing in unison and two parts as part of a choral ensemble

For tuition/fees & attire costs, click here

To register, click here

Youth Chorus

6th – 8th grades

An opportunity for youth to enjoy the musical and social experience of singing in a quality performance ensemble with others who have similar interests and values

No audition Required

Rehearsals on Thursday afternoons; performances at concerts and other occasional events (times, locations, and calendar are available when you register at the link below)

Repertoire draw from choral literature appropriate for youth choirs, including sacred songs and hymns

A curriculum designed to teach students the rudiments of music history, music theory (including reading music), and singing in multiple parts as part of a choral ensemble

Youth Chorus also participates in the advanced youth ensemble “Millennial Chorus” as part of the regular weekly rehearsal

For tuition/fees & attire costs, click here

To register, click here

 

Concert Choir

9th – 12th grades

An opportunity for the youth of the community to enjoy the musical and social experience of singing in a quality performance ensemble with others who have similar interests and values

No audition required

Rehearsals on Thursday afternoons; performances at concerts and other occasional events (times, locations, and calendar are available when you register at the link below)

Repertoire drawn from choral literature appropriate for high school-aged choirs, including sacred songs and hymns

A curriculum designed to further the students’ understanding of music history, music theory (including reading music), and singing in multiple parts as part of a choral ensemble

Concert Choir women begin rehearsal earlier than Concert Choir men to participate in the advanced youth ensemble  “Millennial™ Chorus”

For tuition/fees & attire costs, click here

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Grand Chorus

Adult singers ages 18 and up

Audition required

Rehearsals on Thursday evenings; performances at concerts and other occasional events (times, locations, and calendar are available when you sign up to audition at the link below)

Repertoire includes major choral/orchestral works and repertory choral literature as well as hymns and anthems arranged for choir and orchestra

For participation fee & attire costs, click here

To sign up for an audition, click here

Symphony Orchestra

Accomplished instrumentalists

Audition required

Rehearsals as scheduled; performances at concerts (times, locations, and calendar are available when you sign up to audition at the link below)

Repertoire includes major choral/orchestral works and repertory symphonic literature as well as hymns and anthems arranged for choir and orchestra

No cost to participate except for procuring concert black attire on your own

To sign up for an audition, click here