Activities & Resources
Dicapo Opera Theatre553in New York, NY 10021
about Dicapo Opera Theatre:
The Dicapo Children's Chorus offers children who love to sing the opportunity to perform a concert and a fully staged music revue each season. Under the supervision of Director Diane Martindale, the children, who come from public and private schools in the greater New York area, are exposed to a rich and varied musical curriculum as well as an authentic theatre environment.
In addition to the concerts and musical revue, Dicapo children often take part in mainstage productions, where they work with professional directors, singers, actors, and musicians.
Auditions for the Dicapo Children's Chorus take place in September and January. Applicants should be between the ages of eight and seventeen. While no previous formal training is required, children should have a desire to sing, the ability to stay on pitch, and a willingness to be part of a cooperative effort.
Registration fees are modest and are used to cover the supplies and production costs for the concerts and musical productions. In addition to the registration fee, parents are asked to purchase two tickets to each performance in which their children participate. Weekly rehearsals are held in the Francesca Room of the Dicapo Opera Theatre on Friday evenings from 6pm to 7pm, with additional rehearsals scheduled as the date of a performance nears.
Call Diane Martindale at the number above for further information.