The Boulder Children’s Chorale serves students in grades one through eight in three ensembles: two Preparatory Choirs for younger singers and Bel Canto for more experienced singers. Since our inaugural season in 2009, Boulder Children’s Chorale has collaborated with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Ballet, Mahlerfest, Boulder Kids for Bach, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Kutandara Marimba, CU Opera and with the adult ensembles of the Boulder Chorale. During the 2014-2015 season, we will continue to offer audiences exciting collaborative and outreach performances.
Come hear us sing!
The Boulder Chorale Celebrates Master Composers of the Past
Boulder Chorale will sing a five-movement suite, In Windsor Forest, an exquisite setting of William Shakespeare by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, excerpted from his opera Sir John in Love. The audience will experience the beauty of luscious harmonies and lovely melodies set by this master composer. The Chorale will also perform two songs by Italian master composer G. Rossini and a folksong by R. Schumann. In addition, the Chamber Singers will perform selections from set of Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) by master composer, J. Brahms. Members of the Legacy High School choir will join the Chorale, the Chamber Singers and Boulder Children’s Chorale Bel Canto for this performance. Click here to purchase tickets
The Boulder Children's Chorale performing with the Boulder Chorale at the Holiday Gala Concerts
Must be in first grade or older. Students in this choir will learn the fundamentals of choral singing including breath, body alignment, vowel purity, blend and phrasing. Additionally, basic music reading will be taught.
Students in this choir will continue to build the fundamentals of choral singing including breath, body alignment, vowel purity, blend and phrasing. Teaching techniques will be geared toward older students. Music literacy skills will be emphasized.
To arrange an audition for Prep 2 Choir, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This choir is for older children with more experience. Students in this choir will expand upon their knowledge of singing through the rehearsal and performance of challenging choral literature.
Director, Hannah Wunsch
Thursdays, 4:15-5:45 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
685 Inca Parkway, Boulder map
To arrange an audition for Bel Canto, please contact: email@example.com
Auditions are required for students auditioning for Preparatory Choir 2 and Bel Canto. Preparatory Choir 1 students may register for choir without auditioning. No preparation is necessary. Auditions will be held at the following times and location:
8/24/15- 9/4/15 by appointment
For more information- contact us
The Boulder Children’s Chorale is one of the ensembles of the Boulder Chorale, a 501 (C )(3) organization. As such, it is a secular, non-political entity. The Boulder Chorale has in place policies supporting equal employment opportunity, and against harassment and discrimination.
No preparation is necessary.
Auditions will consist of:
1. Vocalizing (to test range)
2. Aural recall (echoing pitches)
3. Sight singing & rhythm reading (skills are not necessary for acceptance into the group)
4. Singing a familiar song like "Happy Birthday"
Boulder Children's Chorale is a choir for treble voices. Boys whose voices have changed are ineligible.
Boulder Children’s Chorale is a performing group. Members are expected to purchase the performance attire and participate in all concerts.
Please read the BCC Handbook prior to your child's audition.
$250 per year for Preparatory Choir 1 and 2
$325 per year for Bel Canto
Members are required to wear uniforms for all performances. There is additional cost for these uniforms. For more information, click the links below.
Kate Klotz teaches elementary music in Boulder, Colorado and specializes in teaching beginning vocal technique and music literacy. She completed her Master’s of Music in Music Education at Colorado State University in 2013 and received her undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008. Kate holds all three levels of Kodály certification and has also completed one level of Orff Schulwerk training. She has instructed students in private piano and voice, as well as teaching elementary general music and middle school choir in Colorado and Washington state public schools.
From 2011-2013, Kate served on the artistic staff of the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in Spokane, Washington, where she directed elementary and middle level choirs. She has been a guest clinician and choral adjudicator for the St. Vrain Valley and Omak School Districts, and has sung with the Colorado Conductor’s Chorale and the Spokane Symphony Chorale. She resides in Berthoud with her husband, Nathan, and enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.
Boulder Children's Chorale Bel Canto Director
Hannah Wunsch was the Assistant Conductor of the University of Colorado University Singers and University Choir, starting in 2012, and has been Director of the Mount Calvary Festival Choir since 2010. In Fall 2014 she will also be Conductor of the University of Colorado Women’s Choir, and will direct the inaugural season of the University of Colorado Renaissance and Madrigal group.
Hannah’s previous appointments include Director of University of Colorado Collegiate Chorale and the Boulder Aria Singers. She was the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Mark Sheldon Conducting Intern in 2011-2012. This year, Hannah co-founded the Summer Lab Choir, a new ensemble at the University of Colorado devoted to the development of undergraduate conductors.
Hannah’s recent engagements have included clinics with the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Academy Singers and Bella Voz, and workshops with ensembles around the area and throughout the country.
Hannah received her Bachelor’s Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN in Vocal Performance. In 2012, she received her Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting with a Vocal Performance Emphasis from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she studied with Dr. Larry Kaptein and Dr. Patti Peterson. Hannah is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Colorado with Dr. Greg Gentry.