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Camp 2018

Camp 2018

All our singers spent a fall Saturday singing, playing, practicing, and learning from guest conductors. Mrs. Robin Smith and Mr. Lou Shafer came to visit and work with each choir on their vocal technique, and our regular conductors got a chance to watch and learn, too! It was a wonderful day of making music together that ended in a short “informance” (Informational Performance) – all groups showed a little bit of what they had worked on during the day. See All Camp Photos...

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NEW for September 2018!

NEW for September 2018!

Starting September 2018, BOTH Vivace and Bravo will rehearse from 7:00pm-8:30pm,  Questions?  Email [email protected]

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ABC Honored by Grant Award

ABC Honored by Grant Award

The grant review panel for the 2017 Give for Greatness funds of the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York completed their review and evaluation of grant submissions. Out of the 82 applicants, only 25 grants were distributed; ABC Bel Canto Choirs is honored to be included as a final recipient of this award!   Pictured in the photo from left to right: Board Member Elizabeth Oldfield, Exec Director Sue Fay Allen, Chorister Cora Oldfield, Presenter Jen Swan and Conductor Julie...

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Choir Signups

Choir Signups

LOVE TO SING? ABC has openings in all three choirs! Bring a friend! For more information, contact Laura Biddle (business mgr) at 716 – 440-6783 or Sue Fay Allen (exec director) at 716-759-6428. Choir Information for Prospective Choristers! ABC Bel Canto Choir actually consists of three separate groups: Presto for children in grades 3-6, Vivace for unchanged voices in grades 6-12, and Bravo for high school girls and changed boys’ voices. Rehearsals for all three groups are held THURSDAY evenings and run September-May. We start right in the first week of school. There is also a parent...

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Choir gives voice to kids’ confidence

Choir gives voice to kids’ confidence

Confidence is one of the qualities gained from performing. Sue Fay Allen, founder and artistic director of ABC Bel Canto Choir, says watching young people gain confidence is the most rewarding result of her job. “Watching them [the choristers] grow. There are kids who come in who are not as confident as the other singers, they become more confident, become better singers and make new friends,” she said. Allen is a former teacher and music coordinator for the Amherst School District. She founded the choir in 1994, and it has emerged as one of Western New York’s outstanding choral ensembles....

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New Way To Support ABC! Giving Assistant!

New Way To Support ABC!  Giving Assistant!

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