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Choruses

YMC has three ensembles, tailored to age and level of challenge desired:

Saturdays
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10:30 - noon
B Musicum
9:30 - 10:30

A Musicum 

A Musicum
Ages 7 - 12+  No previous training necessary – just come have fun while making good music! Musical self-confidence and basic vocal technique are taught using the kind of excellent repertoire kids deserve but rarely experience, including classical and folk music from all parts of the world. Each child discovers their voice is an essential part of something bigger and more wonderful than they might have imagined. Choristers will be singing all the way home! For those with sufficient instrumental training, there are opportunities to include playing with our singing.
Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
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B Musicum   

B Musicum
Ages 11 - 17   In the model of the original "Chamber Singers," this a cappella group fosters vocal independence, and brings a new level of challenge to students who have been singing in A musicum or have other previous musical experience.  One only needs a strong ear to sing in this group; it is not necessary to be able to read music. Part-emphasized recordings often provided to facilitate each student's mastery.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - noon
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​Collegium Musicum

Collegium Musicum
Age 10 - 17+    For those singers who have acquired strong vocal independence (can hold their solo part against other moving parts), this a cappella group explores music from the Renaissance through modern day arrangements. Young musicians with considerable instrumental and/or singing experience and a very well-developed ear and/or the ability to sight read learn challenging music in a fun atmosphere. Part-emphasized recordings are provided to facilitate each student's requisite mastery. Collegium Musicum is occasionally invited to perform in off-campus events, and will be participating in the Golden Gate International Choral Festival competition this summer.

Saturday noon - 1:30 – once it resumes (currently on hold until the pandemic "air gap in the line" works it's way through)     

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musicus: one who plays or sings music — musician

musicum: pl. musicus

St. Alban's Church

1501 Washington Ave.

Albany, CA 94706

(about a mile from Crowden)

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