Group Classes

Omnes Arts Circle currently offers the following group classes:

Omnes Youth Choir

Musicplay

Are you interested in a class you don’t see here? Reach out and let us know!

 

Music is only the beginning

Find your voice in a musical community ignited by passion, creativity and a whole lot of fun at…

The Omnes Youth Choir. 

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Fun Fact: Omnes means “All”

It’s a Latin word that has a lot of meaning to us here at the studio, and this choir is where our business name first began!

So, everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs. Everyone is community.

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WHAT: Omnes Youth Choir ~ Artistic Director: Maura MacDonald, BMus, BMusEd

WHERE: Rehearsals take place at Omnes Arts Circle, 1 Sherbrooke St. E., Perth, ON. Concert venues may vary.

WHEN: Weekly rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm.

Semester 1: September 11, 2019 – December 11, 2019 (with a holiday Concert, date and time TBD)

Semester 2: January 8, 2020 – May 4, 2020 (with a Spring Concert, date and time TBD)

WHO: Omnes Youth Choir is welcoming all students in Grades 2+! Leadership opportunities are also available for those interested.

COST: Fees for the full year (two semesters) are $350. If registering for one semester, fees are $200 per semester. Please review Omnes Arts Circle’s Policies and Waivers prior to submitting registration.

PERFORMANCES: Omnes Youth Choir has two concerts planned for the 2019-2020 season. These dates will be provided during the first week of rehearsals in September.

 

**Special opportunity for the 2019-20 season**

Participants in the first semester will have the exciting opportunity to participate in Omnes Arts Circle’s presentation of “A Christmas Carol”, in collaboration with our theatre classes. Performance date TBD.

FAQ Time:

We’re getting some good questions about our Omnes Youth Choir, and we’ve got your answers! Below is a list of common questions:
1. What kind of music will be included in the Youth Choir?
All types and styles – pop, world music, folk, classical. Exposure to new styles and enhancing music appreciation will be a mandate of ours.
2. What will a typical rehearsal look like?
Rehearsals take a comprehensive musicianship approach – meaning that all elements and aspects of learning the music will be focused on: reading music, voice production and technique, style and interpretation, history (if applicable), composer/arranger backgrounds. This will ensure that each member of the choir has a thorough understanding of the music they are performing, beyond simply singing the correct notes. There will be a vocal/physical warmup at the beginning of each rehearsal, some team building activities, full group singing, some sectional work, and of course – social time/break!
3. Does someone need experience?
Absolutely no experience needed! The beauty of having qualified instructors there is that we can meet everyone where they are in terms of skill. The reason we’ve decided on larger age groupings is so that everyone can learn from each other, so varying levels of experience and skill will only add to our vision!
4. What kind of performances will you do?
We have two concerts booked – a Christmas concert in December, and a spring concert in May. While these are our only “official” performances for the year, we also look forward to some other fun performance opportunities as well!
Do you have a question you’d like answered? Email info@omnesartscircle.ca!

This award-winning music curriculum is geared towards 3-5 year olds, and is taught largely through PLAY! Our Musicplay kids can expect a lot of games, dancing, and interactive fun in this twelve week program, led by our wonderful Robyn Nelson!

Session 1 
September – December 2019 (dates TBD)
*Plus participation in the studio Christmas Concert (date TBD)
Session 2 
January – April 2020 (dates TBD)
*Plus participation in the studio Spring Concert (date TBD)
Cost per twelve week session: $120
Musicplay books and CDs are available for purchase, but are NOT necessary to enrol in class!

FAQ Time:

1. Do parents need to stay while their child is in class?

Nope! Take advantage of the kid-free time to get some errands done, go for a walk, or take a nap! We have contact information on file, so if you’re needed for anything, we’ll give you a call!

2. Does my child need any materials for class?

We will have everything your child needs, both for classes and performances! Some classes will be in bare feet, while some will be in sock feet (no shoes in the dance studios), and bringing a water bottle is always encouraged!

3. My child is almost 6, would he be a good fit?

Let’s chat to see! We’ve had 6 yr olds in our classes before, and they’ve loved it! While we gear the classes towards 3-5 yr olds, it’s only a guideline 🙂

4. Will there be a performance for Musicplay?

Yes! Our Musicplay class will be invited to perform in our Christmas Concert in December, and our Spring Concert in May.

Do you have a question you’d like answered? Email info@omnesartscircle.ca!