EMC Children’s Chorus 2018-19: Come Sing with Us!
Always accepting new choristers – Enroll your child today!
The Elgin Master Chorale has an exciting new ensemble – the EMC Children’s Chorus! The group, formed in 2016, brings together young singers from all over the Fox Valley to make beautiful music, form lasting friendships, and start a lifelong love of singing. The EMC Children’s Chorus performs several times a year alongside the Elgin Master Chorale, and also goes out into Elgin neighborhoods and beyond, teaching its young singers the value and joy of serving your community through song. We invite you to experience the EMC Children’s Chorus, and celebrate the bright future ahead.
Participating in EMC Children’s Chorus will help your child grow as a musician and as a person, teaching work ethic and confidence alongside musical techniques. Our motto Sing. Perform. Friends really helps to envision what your child will get out of joining the chorus. Participating in EMC Children’s Chorus will help your child grow as a musician and more importantly as a person.
Rehearsals are Mondays at Elgin Community College
All children ages 7-15 are welcome to register.
Meet our Conductor
Matthew Bishop received his degree in Music Education from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, where he spent time focusing on instrumental and vocal pedagogy and performance, composition/arranging, and conducting. He currently works at Dundee Middle School in West Dundee, IL, where he teaches choir, band, a music class to students with special needs, and serves as music director and choreographer for the spring musical performed at Elgin Community College. His ensembles have received top ratings at regional contests and festivals.
Rehearsals are from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Depending on skill level and age you will be place in one of two choirs. Rehearsals take place for Treble Choir from 5:15pm to 6:45pm. Concert choir for older singers takes place from 6:20pm to 8:00pm. EMC Children’s Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings at Elgin Community College, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL in Room H122. For the safety of all choristers, parents must walk their children in and out of rehearsals each week. We also welcome parent volunteers to assist with rehearsal check-in on Mondays if you are available. No worries if you are not able to make it to the first rehearsal. We are taking new choristers throughout the year.
Performances and Dress Rehearsal
Our Calendar is still in production but each chorus will have about 6-7 performances a season.
Concert Attire & Chorus Shirt
Concert Attire is required in order to participate in EMC Children’s Chorus Concerts. Your child will need to be sized at one of the rehearsals. Concert attire consists of Blue EMC Polo and Black Velvet Dress for girls. Boys, must wear white button up with dress pants and dress shoes and a bow tie. Your concert attire is not included in you tuition. The cost shall not exceed $100.
Cost of tuition is $400 for the season. EMC offers a $50 off when payment is made in full by September 10th. Forms of payment accepted include cash, check (made out to “Elgin Master Chorale”), or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).