Carson City children’s choir taking registrations
Carson City Symphony Association has announced the Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir began its spring semester rehearsals from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Sierra Church, 3680 U.S. 395 South in Carson City. Registrations will be accepted until Jan. 29.
Now in its second year, Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir, directed by Nancy Jones and accompanied by Liz Hastings, welcomes children ages 4 to 12. Tuition for the semester is $60 per child, or $45 each for two or more in a family. Scholarships are available.
Each rehearsal develops students’ musical skills, strong singing voices, and joy in music. They will learn basic skills, performance pieces, and reading choral music as they prepare for performance. A highlight of the spring semester is a concert, “Music is for Life,” on April 25, with the Carson City Symphony Youth Strings at the newly renovated Carson City Community Center Theater.
“This choir will give your child the opportunity to learn basic music concepts of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, expression, melody, and performance in cooperation with a small group,” Jones said. “The choir sings a variety of tunes — hymns and folk songs and silly, playful pieces.”
Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association, is supported in part by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and by private donations.