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JOIN THE BIJA CHOIR!

REGISTRATION happens at SEB.ORG. Click HERE to register starting July 2019.

email bijachildrenschoir@gmail.com to receive a Reminder this summer

This year our upcoming 2019-20 Bija Choir season begins the first Thursday in October and runs until the third week in March. There will be one large mixed-level Concert Choir open to ages 8yrs & older by invitation or audition, for a 20-wk fall-winter season.

(For younger singers and those of eligible age wanting to prepare for auditions we’ll be having special FREE VIDEO offerings on this website starting July! )

2019-20 CLASS SCHEDULE:

THURSDAYS  (held at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Youth Annex; registration available online or in person)

4:00-5:00pm    Concert Choir 8-14 yr olds by audition / invitation

FEE: $260 / 20 wks October-March, payable to the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

One-time Costume Fee:  $40 girls (includes white smock, choir vest and tee),  $30 boys (choir vest and tee), payable directly to the Bija Choir.

Need-based scholarships are available! As well as an informal costume exchange during ordering time for those who prefer second-hand options

 

The Bija Treble, Concert, Preparatory and Junior Choirs performing together at the Harvest Benefit Concert, Nov 2014 at the Community Church of Sebastopol.

The Bija Treble, Concert, Preparatory and Junior Choirs performing together at the Harvest Benefit Concert, Nov 2014 at the Community Church of Sebastopol.

2017 Annual Bija Storyconcert featuring 'The Wings of a Butterfly', a Tukuna Tribe Tale from the Amazon Rainforest. Sebastopol Community Center.

2017 Annual Bija Storyconcert featuring 'The Wings of a Butterfly', a Tukuna Tribe Tale from the Amazon Rainforest. Sebastopol Community Center.

DESCRIPTION:

Concert Choir:  Open to 8-14 yr olds by audition or invitation, the Bija Concert Choir is an advanced beginner / early intermediate level chorus, focusing on developing technique, literacy, and vitality in ensemble performance.  Students work towards a free-flowing vocal sound in two and three-part songs, sometimes including dance.  Music literacy activities begin with moving and listening, and then become conceptualized as students apply new skills to multicultural repertoire.  Concert Choir students perform several times a year, including the annual Bija Cultural Story Concerts each spring.    To schedule an audition for the Concert Choir, please contact bijachildrenschoir@gmail.com or call (707) 695-6865.

Select Concert Choir:  The most capable and experienced of the Concert Choir students are invited to be members of a Select Choir subgroup that participates in special projects and performs at additional venues throughout the season with the multi-generational ensemble, The Bija Voices.  As the need arises, these students meet for additional rehearsal time.


PLEASE NOTE!   

There are NO refunds or credits for missed or discontinued classes on the student's part. Tuition refunds/ credits are granted ONLY when classes are canceled or changed by the Bija Children's Choir or SCCC.  

Due to our no-refund policy, new students interested in joining The Bija Choir who have already passed an audition are welcome to attend a free trial class on the first day of a session.   

WISH TO AUDITION?

Please email us at bijachildrenschoir@gmail.com with the heading "Audition Request", and include your child's full name, date of birth, adult contact name and telephone number. We’ll give you a call to set it up!