The Bel Canto ensemble is primarily for students in grades 6-8 who have completed either at least one year in the Young Artists choir or who demonstrate the ability to sing at an intermediate level. Students sing in a variety of different musical styles under the larger Classical umbrella (Classical pieces, folk songs, spirituals, canons, etc…). While sight-reading is not required for entry into Bel Canto, learning healthy vocal technique and music literacy skills are built into each rehearsal with the goal of helping students start to learn to read over the course of the year.
This group meets from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Assumption College in Worcester every Tuesday of the school year.
Bel Canto typically has 1 to 2 performances each semester, ideally with at least one large collaboration with orchestra and/or an adult ensemble. The group does tour occasionally and was invited to sing at Carnegie Hall during the 2014-2015 Season.
$600.00 per year.