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Overview


BIJA CHILDREN’S CHOIR

growing harmony for the world

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Overview


BIJA CHILDREN’S CHOIR

growing harmony for the world

“Singing together is profound!

When our voices join, we feel connected...more alive...

and this fills our human need to connect, to be part of a group, to belong.”

WHO WE ARE

Sebastopol, CA

 
 
 
 

Artistic Director

Maria “Ana” Bija

Choir Assistants

Annemarie Goslow Zwicker,

Colleen Toner Rogers

The Bija Children’s Choir is Sebastopol’s own world folk chorus for young people ages 7-14 who love to sing, serving over 800 students and 8000 audience members since 2007.  

Through engaging Dalcroze Rhythmics-inspired weekly choral classes and vibrant multicultural performances, students develop music literacy and performance skills, becoming young ambassadors of harmony for the community and the world beyond.

Founding director Maria Ana Bija is a classically-trained lifelong professional musician and educator with a deep passion for world music & dance.  She exudes kindness, joy, skill and creativity through her artistic leadership of the Bija Choirs, assisted by her kindred fellows Colleen Toner Rogers & Annemarie Goslow Zwicker.

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Classes


Classes


Classes

Our new 2018-19 season is now underway at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Youth Annex Main Hall at 425 Morris Street.  Please email bijachildrenschoir@gmail.com to receive a reminder from time to time about upcoming classes & concerts.

 

Preparatory Choir

THURSDAYS 3:30-4:15PM

beginning choir, no auditions required

ages 7-11yrs

Sebastopol Community Center youth annex Main hall

 

Concert Choir

THURSDAYS 4:30-5:30PM

intermediate choir by audition or invitation 

ages 8-14 yrs 

Sebastopol Community Center Youth Annex Main Hall

 

Select Concert Choir

THURSDAYS 4:30-5:30PM plus additional performances & activities

by invitation only 

ages 9-14

Sebastopol Community Center Youth Annex Main Hall

 

Treble Choir

TUESDAYS 3:30-4:30PM

by audition or invitation

ages 13 & up

central sebastopol location

 

Kindred Voices

WOMEN'S VOCAL ENSEMBLE

experienced singers serving as mentors for Treble Choir

since 2008

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

MARCH 17, 2019 4-5:30pm

9th Annual BIJA CHOIR CULTURAL STORYCONCERT

The Bija Children’s Choir presents its 9th Annual Cultural Storyconcert on Sunday March 17th at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, featuring the playful Cuban folktale “Baila Nana, Baila” as told by celebrated Cuban musician Marcos Pereda.  Woven into the storyline is the hip-swaying music of Sonoma County’s own Salsa band ‘Batacha’, exciting displays from local dancers both adult and youth, and charming songs from the Bija Choirs. The show runs 4-5:30pm, doors open 3:30pm. Tickets $15/adult, $5/child + processing fee, available in advance at seb.org or at the door.  Come ready to salsa! ¡Esperamos veros a todos allí!