Allegretto singers singing at a concert, wearing red dresses and white tights

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 in both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, plus one community performance.

Students registered for Academy ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Allegretto should not substitute for curricular music programs.

Auditions for Allegretto are held in April for the following academic year. Auditions for the 2019-20 season are closed. Please fill out our interest form to receive audition information next spring.

Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.

Announcements

  • Concert tickets on sale
    • Tickets are now on sale for the December 14 Girl Choir concerts. Tickets may be purchased from the Lawrence Box Office  ($15/adults, $10/students and seniors). Please note that the box office will be closed Nov. 27–Dec. 13; tickets will be available online through Dec. 13.
  • December 9, 2019 - Rehearsal venue/time change
    • Location: Lawrence Conservatory of Music - Shattuck Hall 156 (520 E College Ave, Appleton)
    • Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m.
       
  • March 23, 2020 - Rehearsal venue/time change

 


Assignments

Past Assignments:
Homework from Sept. 23
  • Ask three other people what they think it means to be a part of a choir.  Have a conversation with your parents, sibling, music teacher, neighbor, or friend.  Write down their ideas and bring them to choir next week!
  • Explain and practice what it means to take a power breath with a parent or sibling.  Have them sign your power breath sheet so I know you did this!

 


2019-20 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

Tickets for the winter concert go on sale October 30, and tickets for the spring concert go on sale March 9. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office online, over the phone, or in-person.

Dress Rehearsals
 
Friday, December 13, 2019 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
   

Friday, March 27, 2020

3:45-6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

   
Concerts
 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
- 7:00 p.m. concert will be available
to view online via Livestream.

 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

 

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 Calendar

Click the button below to view a draft of the 2019-20 Allegretto calendar. Please note that the calendar will be updated in September.

2019-20 Calendar

Policies and Required Materials

Registration in an Academy program indicates your understanding and acceptance of our guidelines. In addition to the Academy guidelines, please click through the subjects below to read about Girl Choir-specific policies and required materials.

Girl Choir Handbook
Please refer to the Girl Choir handbook for a comprehensive list of guidelines. Click here to view the handbook.
 
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.
 
Concert Uniform
  • A red dress is provided by the Academy. Dresses are Academy property and must be returned washed and 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 must be a natural color, or sprayed a natural color, for performance. Singers with longer hair should pull or pin hair back so that it does not obscure their face while on stage. Hair accessories should be small and the color of the hair. 
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.

A close-up of Allegretto singers singing with their arms intertwined and holding hands

A close-up of Allegretto singers singing during a concertFour Allegretto singers wearing concert uniform dresses smile and pose with their arms around each otherStylized Girl Choir typography designed to look like a treble clef