The Choirs of the TriCounty Choir Institute
The TriCounty Choir Institute currently runs five community choirs:
The Choraleers is the teaching choir for musically gifted students beginning in the 3rd through the 8th grade. The choir meets after school on Mondays from 4:15-6:15 pm. Through voice classes in which proper breathing and vocal techniques are taught, the students learn to sing with resonance in their head voice and also how to properly "belt" to sing current pop and musical theater styles. Students also have theory classes where they are taught solfege, the art of sight-singing and ear training. The choristers become proficient soloists as well as learning to sing in two-, three-, and four-part harmony. There is also training in classical music literature, singing in foreign languages, musical theater, stage presence and show choir dance movements. Through such extensive instruction, they receive a full, professional choral music education including concerts and tours.
The Teen Chorale
The Teen Chorale joins talented musical students from a number of surrounding high schools and colleges (currently including Ambridge, Beaver, Beaver County Christian Academy, Blackhawk, Center, Central Catholic, Mars, Montour, Moon, North Allegheny, North Hills, Oakland Catholic, Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart, Quaker Valley, Quigley, Seneca Valley, Serra, Sewickley Academy, Vincentian and Western Beaver.) At Christmas, they perform a Madrigal Celebration in 15th Century costume, complete with script and solo and ensemble singing. During Lent, they perform an original Passion Play, "Why Must He Die?" that has been presented in over 120 different churches in the last 20 years. First semester, during Madrigal season, they meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. The 2nd semester during Passion Play season, there are only 10 rehearsals which are on Friday Evenings and Sunday afternoons & early evening, the same time as the performances!
The Village Singers
The Village Singers is a group of 60 adults that meet once a week on Monday evenings. Their repertoire consists of quality secular and sacred music, including classical music from the Renaissance through contemporary, spirituals, musicals, jazz, gospel, folk, and pop. If you have been hesitating, but love to sing, or perhaps you miss that great experience you had in a high school or college choir, "Come Sing With The Gang" and join us.
The Village Quartet
The Village Quartet is an all male exclusive quartet made up of the first chair of the 1st and 2nd tenor, baritone, and bass sections of the Village Singers. They sing all venues of music.