The Capriccio curriculum strengthens rhythmic and melodic reading skills and teaches healthy vocal production through the beginning stages of the female voice change. Singers perform repertoire in unison, two and three parts. Capriccio performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, plus one community performance. Auditions for Capriccio are held in April for the following academic year.


  • Academy and Girl Choir apparel is available for purchase online now through November 2.

  • Capriccio’s performance at Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    • Sunday, November 12th, 10:45 a.m. service.

    • Arrive no later than 10:00 am to the cloak room area. Enter though the front doors and turn left around the center room.

    • The girls will finish singing at approximately 11:15 a.m. At that time, they are welcome to leave or remain in the service with parents. The service will end at 11:45 a.m.

  • Assignments from 10/16 rehearsal
    I never saw:
    --Practice measures 24-end, especially measures 31-34
    --Look at measures 13-15 and learn new text with the familiar meloday

    There is no frigate:
    --Work towards memorizing

    Velvet Shoes:
    --Learn the section where A=Do (hint: the key signature has 3 sharps)

    Outreach Performance:
    --Practice Pauper Sum Ego and Jubilate Deo
    --Optional: Learn some (or all) of Dona Nobis Pacem (page 13 in your binders)

  • Assignments from 10/9 rehearsal  - Click to view homework

    There is no frigate like a book:
    --Please fix measures 15-16. Remember how the melody is different from measure 9-10.
    --Work towards memorizing.

    I never saw a moor:
    --Work on your part at measure 24 through the end of the piece. (Reminder: E = Do)
    --Do your best to learn measures 32-34. It was briefly introduced during rehearsal.

    Velvet Shoes:
    --This piece was distributed towards the end of rehearsal.
    --Read through the text and prepare to share something that you thought was beautiful or meaningful next week.
    --Try to learn measures 17-27. Remember your sight-singing personality and your learning style. Use that to your advantage!
  • Assignments from 10/2 rehearsal  - Click to view homework

    There is no frigate like a book:
    --Practice the whole piece! :) Use tall vowels and pay attention to longer notes. Give page 4 extra attention

    Pauper sum ego
    --Practice until you are confident enough to sing alone in a small group.

    --Erase any pencil markings leftover from previous users. Use a good eraser!
    --Please turn in any previous reflections you have not completed. (see below for previous weeks' assignments).
  • Assignments from 9/25 rehearsal  - Click to view homework

    Binder: put blank or lined paper in your Girl Choir binder

    There is no frigate like a book:
    --Practice page 3 on solfege and text
    --Preview the solfege on page 4 (remember F= Do)

    Reflection: In the same piece, find vocabulary that you don't know and find their meanings. Spend some time thinking about what this poem means. Write a few sentences to share. *Do this on a separate sheet of paper so you can turn it in to Mrs. Weijola!*
  • Assignments from 9/18 rehearsal  - Click to view homework

    There is no frigate like a book:
     practice measures 5-10 and 12-14, using solfege
    what is a frigate?

    What are the qualities of someone who is a good listener? Write this on a separate sheet of paper so that you can turn it in at next week's rehearsal.
  • Rehearsal Venue and Time Changes
  • 2017-18 Calendar - Click the button below to download and print the yearly calendar for Capriccio. This calendar was updated on 8/24/17

2017-18 Calendar

2017-18 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

  • Tickets for concerts will be available for purchase through the Lawrence University Box Office. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 1st.
  • Please note: The Box Office will close on Wednesday, November 22 for the university's winter break. After this date, tickets for the December concert will only be available for purchase online.
December Dress Rehearsal
Date Friday, December 8
Time 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
December Concerts
Date Saturday, December 9
Time 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Webcast 7:00 p.m. concert will be available to
watch online through Livestream


March Dress Rehearsal
Date Friday, March 23
Time 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
March Concerts
Date Saturday, March 24
Time 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Webcast 7:00 p.m. concert will be available to
watch online through Livestream


Choir Materials

  • Girls must bring a three-ring binder and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal.
  • Music is the property of the Academy.
  • Additional or replacement bags can be purchased through the Academy office for $10 plus tax.

Concert Uniform

  • A red top and black skirt are provided by the Academy. Tops and skirts must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the tops. There will be a fee assessed for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform. 
  • Each girl should provide her own black tights and black, close-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Post-style earring for concerts are acceptable, no hoops.
  • Hair accessories must be small and the color of the hair. Hair must be its natural color. 

Electronics Policy

Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and back stage during concerts.   If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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