Sparrows Children's Choir Rehearsal Schedule
The Sacred Music Society is pleased to announce afternoon rehearsals for the Sparrows Children's Choir for 2015-16 led by Maestro Uwe Lieflander with the assistance of a new instructor, Susanna Koppert. There are four different after-school rehearsal levels to match a child’s ability to the most appropriate instruction. All four weekly rehearsals are centrally located in Ottawa and start the week after Labour Day:
1) and 2) Beginning singers rehearse on Tuesdays starting September 8 from 3:45 - 5:15 at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 952 Green Valley Cres. (off Prince of Wales just north of Baseline/Heron), with Novices and Postulants starting at 4:15.
4) Advanced singers and adults rehearse on Fridays starting September 11 from 5 to 7 at St. John the Baptist, with Brian Butcher also assisting. The Friday rehearsal requires an audition and tics are not normally given.
If a child is unable to attend the rehearsal best suited to them, another option that is not too challenging may be considered. Singers who are sufficiently advanced are also welcome to attend more than one rehearsal a week, at no extra charge, in which case one rehearsal is considered their ‘home rehearsal’. They can then attend an easier rehearsal, where they often act as a support to less-advanced singers, and/or a more difficult rehearsal that challenges them. At all four rehearsals, there is both space to watch or go elsewhere (for example, with younger siblings). Singers may be dropped off and picked up at the end of a rehearsal.
The rehearsal fee is $6 per singer per week, with no charge for the fourth or subsequent child in a family. Payment for the 40 weeks of rehearsals is in two $120 instalments for September to the first week of February and from the second week of February to June (there are no rehearsals during the Christmas break from December 19 to January 3). The first instalment is due the first week of rehearsals, with cheques made out to the Sacred Music Society. Rehearsal fees qualify for the Canada children’s arts amount tax credit and the Ontario children’s activity tax credit and are low compared to other children's choirs (the norm in Ottawa seems to be $15 a rehearsal per child). You are welcome to have your child attend a rehearsal and only pay if you decide to continue.
To register or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, please provide the name(s) of the child(ren) and their birthday(s). For returning children, please also indicate what rehearsal(s) they will attend.
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