November 1, 2012
Atlanta, GA – Several years ago, what was the Georgia Regional Girls’ Choir had to suspend its Training Choir for grades 3-5 because of the ever decreasing funding for the arts. In a wonderful turn of events, the newly named Greater Atlanta Girls’ Choir has recently received several small grants from Fulton County and the City of Roswell, aiding the return of the choir for any young girl wishing to sing.
With placement evaluations taking place through the end of the year, the re-launched Training Choir will begin practicing in January. Interested girls should visit grgc.org with a parent or guardian to fill out an evaluation form.
In addition to the Training Choir, spots will be open in the Apprentice Choir, for grades 6-8 and the Tour Choir, for grades 9-12. Interested girls can also go to grgc.org to submit an evaluation form. Singers are placed in the Training, Apprentice or Tour Choir based on vocal maturity, accuracy of pitch, tonal memory, vocal experience, age and sight-reading skills.
The GAGC rehearses throughout the school year on Thursday evenings in Roswell. The Choir is open to any girl who wishes to sing and will commit to attending practice every Thursday. Tuition is less than $5 per week, which includes vocal direction, group coaching and at least two major concerts each year – one during the winter holiday season and one during the spring. A limited number of scholarships are available.