Cappella Festiva Treble Choir

pictured above: Cappella Festiva Treble Choir performs at Vassar College's Annual "Service of Lessons and Carols" December 2019

Cappella Festiva Treble Choir was formed 12 years ago to pass on the love of choral music to future generations. The Treble Choir provides an exceptional artistic opportunity for young singers of the Hudson Valley through education in vocal training, musicianship skills, and the exploration of challenging, diverse repertoire for treble voices, ages 10 to 17.

Directed by Matt Zydel, this is an auditioned ensemble that rehearses Mondays from 5:45-7:15 p.m. in the Vassar College Chapel.* Membership is chosen through choral interviews. A choral interview is a relaxed, friendly audition in which the director will talk to the singer and listen to him/her sing a short song. We are looking for participants who love to sing, who have good pitch and rhythm, and who will be committed and focused during rehearsals.

During the fall semester of 2020, the Trebles worked on a musical piece that was presented at the annual Lessons & Carols virtual service at Vassar College in December. Click here if you would like to hear them sing “In the Bleak Mid Winter,” a poem by Christina Rossetti and music composed by Gustav Holst.

Cappella Festiva’s February 2021 virtual concert included the Trebles singing a spiritual arranged by Anthony Trecek-King “I’m on my Way.”  Their virtual performance can be watched by clicking here.

Choral interviews for the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir are held in August and January by appointment. We invite you to send an email to or
call 845-853-7765 to arrange a choral interview.

Members of  the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir pay $415 for the academic year to participate in the ensemble. Additional siblings pay $335. Financial aid is available; if interested, please submit this form.

* During the Covid19 pandemic, we rehearse "virtually," learning new ways to sing together and bring joy to ourselves and others through music.

CFTC Registration Form 2020 ~ 2021

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