Evergreen Children's Chorale: Youth Musical Theater and Choir Performance Group in Evergreen, CO
Evergreen Children's Chorale
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Evergreen Lutheran Church.
Congratulations on your decision to audition for the Evergreen Children’s Chorale Company and Prelude. The Evergreen Children’s Chorale is a 501c3 community arts organization whose mission it is to provide musical performance opportunities for youth in 2nd – 8th grades from all Mountain area and home school environments. Members come from communities in Pine, Bailey, Evergreen, Conifer, Idaho Springs, Golden, and more.
We are extremely proud of our organization, the outstanding musical caliber of our members, and the exemplary performances that we put on throughout the year. To many of us, the ECC/Prelude is more than simply 30-60+ voices on-stage….it’s about inspiring a lifelong appreciation for the arts among young members, sharing the gift of music with audiences from all walks of life, and fostering a sense of pride within our community.
Please be aware that the Evergreen Children's Chorale is a performance-oriented group. Specific vocal/dance instruction does not occur except in the practical context of rehearsals. I.e., this is not an organization dedicated to 'teaching' the child to sing. Improvement in range and tone will naturally occur with practice and self-confidence; however, 'lessons' are not given.
Each year the ECC Company performs a staged and choreographed concert in December and a fully-staged musical in late April. Prelude offers a concert in November prior to Thanksgiving and a spring musical in early April. A full calendar will be available on our website in mid June.
All Children are welcome to audition and become involved regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, affiliation, limitations or challenges. Spaces are limited to ensure the highest caliber of our ensembles but the best thing for you to do is to relax, enjoy yourself and feel good that you are gaining fabulous auditioning experience in this process. We will contact all auditionees of the results within 72 hours of the audition.
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!
ECC Company & Prelude Notes
ECC Company and Prelude season run from late August through early May (April for Prelude). Membership is for the entire year although students can choose to participate in just the spring or just the fall.
Fees are as follows:
ECC Company (5th-8th grade) = $675 full year ($325 fall only, $450 spring only)
Prelude (2nd-4th grade) = $405 full year ($200 fall only, $255 spring only).
A refund may be requested within 21 days from the start of fall rehearsal less $50. After this date, refunds are considered on a case-by-case situation.
All music, costumes, and uniforms for Company and Prelude members are provided. A Chorale/Prelude t-shirt or sweatshirt will also be provided for outside performances.
The ECC maintains an “Angel Fund” to provide free or discounted membership for members who cannot afford to pay dues and you can inquire about this support through the Business Manager. Each year, ECC members participate in fundraising for the organization by selling a particular product or fundraising specifically for the Angel Fund account.
You are allowed only THREE absences per semester and you must inform the Production Manager of any absence at least one hour prior to a regular rehearsal. However, rehearsals are considered mandatory during “tech week” and cannot be missed unless prior approval is obtained by the ECC Board of Directors. A student who needs to request an absence for a school function or other essential activity must submit the proper Request for Absence form. Students who have any major speaking/singing role will not be granted permission to miss any “tech week” rehearsal or performance. We also often perform at outside venues such as at schools and nursing homes and while these performances are not mandatory, students are highly encouraged to attend so that we have a full-choral sound.
The Chorale is a Jefferson County based organization, receiving its major funding from the Jefferson County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Although membership is not limited to Jeffco residents, the Chorale calendar is based on the Jeffco School calendar.
Rehearsal Schedule ( a complete rehearsal/performance schedule is available on the website).
ECC Company = rehearsals begin in late August and continue each Tuesday from 4:15pm - 6:15pm. They are held at Evergreen Lutheran Church (5980 Hwy 73). We move over to Center/Stage (27608 Fireweed Dr) in mid- October and early-April. We also have Tuesday AND Thursday rehearsals starting in November and April/May and practice every day the last 2 weeks.
Prelude = rehearsals begin after Labor Day and and continue each Monday from 4:30-6pm. We will also have Monday/Wednesday rehearsals starting in October and late March and practice every day during the two weeks leading up to the show. Prelude rehearsals take place at Evergreen Lutheran Church and their spring musical is at the Montessori School of Evergreen in Marshdale.
There will be a parent meeting early in the fall and spring semester. All parents are requested to sign up for at least two committees to help with Chorale activities, but they are a fun way to connect with other families in the organization.