Ruby Chorus

Ruby Chorus (RC)
Approximate Grades 1 & 2

The Ruby Chorus rehearses once a week on Tuesdays from 5:40 - 6:30 pm.  The Ruby Chorus receives vocal training through a choral program, with additional dramatic training with a drama coach.

Curriculum at the Ruby Chorus level:

  • Discovery and development of the singing voice and finding the head voice
  • Practice at repeating heard rhythms and melodies
  • Using hand gestures and facial expressions to express text
  • Teaching basic dramatic techniques, especially awareness and response
  • Positive performance experience both as an autonomous group and alongside older divisions of the CCOC

Every two weeks students receive 100 minutes of instruction:

  • 50 minutes of music instruction
  • 50 minutes of movement

Rehearsal time: 50 minutes weekly

The Ruby Chorus participates each season in a winter and spring concert, and in the junior division staged opera. They also appear in the fully staged annual opera production.   During the season they will have other performance opportunities. 

A ½ day team-building music and drama camp is held in September, and is mandatory for all members.