Music Appreciation
Performing Opportunities in D.C.
The Handel Children's Choir
The Handel Children's Choir has an enrollment of 60 boys and girls, ages 8 to 18. The program emphasizes classical music, multicultural music, contemporary music and folk songs. Special attention is placed on healthy vocal production and training in musicianship. Above all the program is designed both to be substantive and enjoyable for the children. Each season the Children's Choir presents winter and spring concerts and performs outreach and special events in the community. Past activities have included singing the National Anthem for an Orioles game, concerts at venues such as Port Discovery, and trips to New York City to see Broadway productions. The children periodically perform with the Handel Choir. Vocal hearings are held to assess each child's readiness for ensemble participation. The hearing process is child-friendly and consists of a simple assessment of the child's vocal, aural and rhythmic skills.
Resources
Alan Jemison Music
Catholic publisher of the best and most affordable music instruction materials for homeschoolers and self-learners. Publisher of the most comprehensive collection of hymn arrangements for piano.
JewishMusic.com
Tara Publications offers JewishMusic.com, with a wide selction of recorded Jewish music, along with videos and sheet music. It was founded in Cedarhurst, LI in 1971 by Velvel Pasternak, a noted musicologist, The goal of the company was the publication, preservation and dissemination of the heritage of Jewish music.
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