Valley Community Youth Choirs

Experience the joy of singing.

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Valley Community Youth Choirs develops community through choral singing in a joyful, inclusive environment. Working together toward excellent choral singing, participants develop musicianship and friendship. Sharing their music through community performances, participants inspire and uplift others.

Summer Drama Camp

Youth entering 6th-12th grades are invited to participate in a summer musical the week of August 1-5. Rehearsals will be from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The musical will be co-directed by Valley’s music team: Thomas Rheingans, Amy Rheingans, and Siena Hertafeld. A one-act musical will be selected to suit the number of performers.  No experience is needed. To join this awesome experience of building community and improving performing skills, email Amy Rheingans at amy@valleycommunity.org .  Please register by July 10.

DETAILS

6th-12th graders 

August 1-5, 10:00-3:00 

Performance Friday, August 5, 7:00 PM in the Valley Church Sanctuary 

Cost $100 (financial assistance available) 

 

Choirs

Valley Community Youth Choirs offers a leveled choir program designed to meet the needs of children from Preschool through 12th grade. We care deeply about the children and strive to provide a loving environment where each child feels like an important part of the group.  We believe in the power of singing to shape the child into someone with confidence, compassion, and leadership skills.

 

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Cherubs

Cherub Choir is for children age 4-1st grade. Participants learn proper vocal technique and age-appropriate music theory through games and play. Each class includes games and activities to promote in-tune singing, work on steady beat, learn rhythmic concepts, and develop early music literacy skills. Emphasis is on joyfully making music.

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Melodía

Melodía is for children in 2nd-5th grades. Participants develop their vocal technique and expand their music literacy skills through enticing games and activities. This choir sings both unison and multi-part music in a variety of styles, including traditional, classical, folk, and contemporary pop songs. The primary goal for the singers is to experience the sheer joy of singing together.

Male And Female Students Singing In Choi

Armonía

Armonía is for children in 6th-12th grades. Singers will cultivate their vocal technique, intonation, and music literacy skills. Most of the vocal literature for this group uses 3-part and 4-part harmony. A variety of musical styles are experienced, including traditional, classical, folk, and contemporary pop songs.  Confidence, 

leadership, and musicianship are emphasized. 

 

Schedule

Rehearsal Schedule

CHERUB CHOIR

Wednesdays from 5:00-5:45 in Room 16.

Beginning September 28, 2022. 

MELODIA

Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 in Armitage Hall

Beginning September 28, 2022. 

ARMONIA 

Sundays from 11:30-12:30 in Armitage Hall

Beginning September 18, 2022.

COVID Safety -

We will follow the Oregon Department of Education safety guidelines for each age group. When we are closer to our start date, we will confirm the expectations and protocols.

On Wednesdays during the Cherub Choir and Melodia rehearsals, the church nursery will be unlocked and available for parents who need a space to wait with younger children.

Registration and Payment

Tuition - per semester - payable Oct. 1 and Feb. 2

Cherub Choir $50

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Melodia and Armonia $75

Our hope is to keep Valley Community Youth Choirs affordable and accessible. If the tuition is not possible for your family, we will cover the tuition through our scholarship fund.

Performance Schedule

TBA

We are working on the performance schedule and will update this site as dates and times are confirmed.

 

Location

ValValley Community Presbyterian Church

8060 SW Brentwood Street Portland, OR 97225

503-292-3537

For more information contact Artistic Director, Amy Rheingans, at amy@valleycommunity.org

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