The Voces Auream Boy Choir instills musical appreciation, vocal skills, creative expression, discipline, confidence, and comportment in all its members. These skills and the bonds of friendship formed in their pursuit can last a lifetime and make the boys a source of goodness, truth, and beauty in the community.

Structure

Most boys will begin their training in the Schola Prima, at around age 6 or 7, where they will learn the basics of singing and music appreciation.

When ready, a boy is then invited to join the Choristers where his music education continues.

No matter the ensemble, rehearsal and class time are challenging, fun, and upbeat. The boys will become close as a team and will gain these new skills together.

Curriculum

Instruction takes place in the context of rehearsal, class, and individual instruction. The areas covered include:

  • Music Appreciation
  • Ear Training
  • Sight Singing
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Performance Practice
  • Language
  • Vocal Technique
  • Comportment/Presentation

Performance

The boys will typically perform two major concerts a year in Christmastide and Eastertide along with several liturgical appearances and smaller events.


Schola Prima: Typical Rehearsal

9:00amRehearsalVocal Warm Up
Rehearse chant/choral music for upcoming liturgies and performances.
9:45amBreak
10:00amSkillsVideo/audio presentation on significant works of choral music and composers
10:25amRehearsalIntonation/Ear Training
Rhythm/Music Reading
11:00amDismissalBoys are dismissed or remain and play until siblings in the Choristers are dimissed.

Choristers: Typical Rehearsal

9:00amRehearsalVocal Warm Up
Rehearse chant/choral music for upcoming liturgies and performances.
10:00amSkillsEar Training
Sight Singing
Music Appreciation
Individual vocal Instruction (rotating schedule)
10:45amBreak
11:00amRehearsal Rehearse chant/choral music for upcoming liturgies and performances.
12:00pmDismissal