Choir Signups

Choir Signups


ABC open house planned on
Thursday May 10th
at Christ United Methodist Church,
350 Saratoga Rd, corner of Harlem Rd. in Amherst.

This is your chance to TRY ABC OUT!

Carpool and bring your friends!


Presto (kids NOW in grades 2-5) | 5:00-5:30
Vivace (kids NOW in grades 5-11) | 6:00-6:30
Bravo (kids NOW in grades 8-11) | 6:30-7:00

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What To Expect

At Open Rehearsals, we give the chorister an opportunity to participate in a typical Bel Canto Choir rehearsal alongside current members of the group. It’s amazing what a wonderful sound we can make in a half hour!

Parents can stay and chat with “veteran” parents. Staff members are available to answer all your questions and all our registration paperwork is available.


We try to keep the whole evening fun and easy—Please come and see for yourself!!

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 meeting in late August where paperwork and music is distributed, information collected, season volunteers recruited and questions answered. Concerts are held at similar times every year. All three choirs perform together typically on a Sunday in mid- November or early December, the first or second Sunday in March, and on the Sunday before Mother’s Day. Vivace and Bravo each have additional concerts; Presto has one additional concert in the Spring.

All 3 choirs will meet together for a fun CAMP on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd from 9 AM- 4 PM. There will be workshops with guest artists, rehearsal, fun, games, pizza, and an informal “mini-concert” at 3:30PM.

Individual Rehearsal Times/Locations:
Presto: Th., 4:30-5:30pm, Christ United Methodist Church (350 Saratoga Rd. in Amherst)
Vivace: Th., 6:00-7:30pm, Christ United Methodist Church
Bravo: Th., 7:30-8:45pm, Christ United Methodist Church
*Rehearsals begin the first week of school and finish in mid-May each year*

Please contact our Business Manager (Laura Biddle) at this email or 440-6783 for any additional information. If you know of someone else who would like to join the group, they can call the Director, Sue Fay Allen, at 759-6428. In the meanwhile, check out our other pages on our website!


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