(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. During the covid19 pandemic, this group meets "virtually" every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30pm. They 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.
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."