Cor Capriccio Children's Choir

(pictured above - Cor Capriccio Children's Choir performs at Vassar College's "A Service in Lessons and Carols" 2018)

Cor Capriccio Children's Choir, our non-auditioned group for children in 2nd through 6th 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.

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.

During the fall semester of 2021, Cor Capriccio performed One in Music with their older counterpart, CF Treble Choir at St. John's Church on Wilbur Avenue in Poughkeepsie. Please click here to watch their lovely performance.

Cor Capriccio recently performed their spring concert with the Treble Choir on Saturday, March 26. Please click here to access their beautiful concert on our YouTube channel.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Rewinding to 2020!
During the fall semester of 2020, they 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 their singing of "Rise Up O' Flame."

Cappella Festiva's February 2021virtual concert included Cor Capriccio singing "One Foot/Lead with Love." Click here to enjoy their fun presention.

And most recently, enjoy our youtube recording of "Children of the Rainbow" here.

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.

Tuition is $135 per semester or $270 for the entire year from September through May. Financial Aid is available. For more information on financial aid, email administrator@cappellafestiva

To pay tuition, please click here.