Hamilton-Gibson offers two choral opportunities for kids in grades 2-8.
The CHILDREN'S TREBLE CHOIR features singers from grades 5-8. Participation in this choir for equal number of boys (with unchanged voices) and girls requires a commitment for a school year, attendance at rehearsals and concerts, and ability to match pitches. Repertoire is varied and ranges from more classical to folk, pop, spirituals and more.
The CHOIR TOO is the training choir for children in grades 2-4 and those who are still working on their singing voice and maturity level. The choir provides an introduction and development of the singing voice, rhythm, intonation and the joy of singing in a choral setting.
Enrollment is open to all children and typically includes students from all three school districts, private and home-schooled children. Though the choirs rehearse in a church it is a community-based program welcoming all races, creeds, socioeconomic and musical experience levels.
Each choir meets once a week and typically performs an autumn concert, a holiday concert in December, and a spring concert. The HG Treble Choir also performs for local civic and church groups and joins with other choirs for joint concerts. Touring began early in the HG Choir history, and it has toured in Washington D.C., New York City, Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and in every county in Pennsylvania, often joining with other community and school choirs. The choir also toured Prague in the Czech Republic, and Brazil.
The tuition cost for participation is waived due to generous gifts from area patrons and choir fundraisers. There is an annual $40 registration fee. Scholarships are available to families thanks to the Katherine Brennan Scholarship Fund.
Both choirs meet on Tuesdays beginning at 4:00PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Children may arrive no earlier than 3:00 and may work on homework or play on the adjoining playground until the rehearsal begins at 4:00. HG Treble Choir rehearses until 5:30; the Choir TOO rehearses until 5:00.
For more information about the Hamilton-Gibson Choir program, call the HG office at 570.724.2079 or email email@example.com.