Cor Capriccio Children's Choir

Cor Capriccio Children's Choir performs at Vassar College's "A Service in Lessons and Carols" every December.

Cor Capriccio Children's Choir, our non-auditioned group for children in 2nd through 5th grades, is directed by Elizabeth Clifton, early childhood music specialist. The children learn songs from a variety of cultures and in a variety of languages. Cor Capriccio offers many benefits to the young singer. Each week, they exercise their bodies and minds as well as their voices. They learn songs to sing but also develop a deeper understanding of tonality, rhythm, musical form, dynamics, and general musicianship. They play singing games and learn to communicate the meaning of a song as well as the notes on a page. While they sing, they work on such important skills as teamwork and self-discipline.

Tuition is $200 per semester or $400 for the entire year from September through May. Installment payments can be arranged. Also, financial assistance is available. For more information on financial assistance, email administrator@cappellafestiva. All financial assistance inquiries will be kept confidential.

Our choir season runs from September to May. Rehearsals take place at St. John's Lutheran Church at 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30pm.


Our most recent concert last spring focused on Science. Directed by Elizabeth Clifton, we offered two performances on April 27th and had a great time singing about shooting stars, rainbows and the elemements.

Would you like to hear some of Cor Capriccio's past performances? Enjoy them HERE.

Part of our Cor Capriccio ensemble rehearses "Grateful" by Shavon Lloyd in the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

We invite you to send an email to or call 845-853-7765 with any questions you may have.

Register here to join Cor Capriccio.

To pay tuition, please click here.