Students in red dresses, singing on choral risers.


The Allegretto curriculum strengthens the basics of choral singing. Singers learn basic rhythmic and melodic reading skills, healthy vocal production and breathing skills, and how to sing as a choir in unison and two parts. Allegretto performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, plus one community performance.

Auditions for Allegretto are held in April for the following academic year. Please fill out our interest form to receive audition information next spring.

2018-19 Calendar

Click the button below to view the 2018-19 Allegretto calendar.

Allegretto 2018-19 Calendar


  • Personal Practice
    • Assigned Jan 21: practice the pronunciation for De Colores (page 5-6) along with this recording


  • Suggested Reading Lists
    • To help girls better understand and connect with our concert theme of "We Raise Our Voices," we have posted two suggested reading lists on our Spring Semester Resources page: a list from the Academy of Malala-related books and a list from the Appleton Public Library of books including broader themes such as speaking out, defying expectations, and powerful women.
    • These reading lists are purely optional and meant to supplement the girls' learning.

Click the button below to download and print the Girl Choir Program Handbook.

Girl Choir Handbook

2018-19 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

Tickets for the March 23 concerts will be available through the  Lawrence University Box Office starting March 4.

Dress Rehearsals
Friday, December 7, 2018 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Friday, March 22, 2019 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
- 7:00 p.m. concert will be available
to view online via Livestream.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
- 7:00 p.m. concert will be available
to view online via Livestream.

2019-20 Girl Choir Auditions

Click here to view the audition dates for the 2019-20 season.

Choir Materials

  • Allegretto singers must bring a three ring binder and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal.
  • Music is the property of the Academy.
  • Singers new to the program will receive a tote bag that becomes theirs.
  • Additional or replacement bags can be purchased through the Academy office for the price of $10 plus tax.

Concert Uniform

  • A red dress is provided by the Academy. Dresses must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the dress without permission from the Academy. There will be a fee assessed for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform.
  • Each Allegretto singer will need to provide their own white tights and black, closed-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes.
  • Post-style earrings 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.

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