Students wearing red and white dresses, on choral risers on chapel stage

Primo

The Primo curriculum introduces large group rehearsal processes.  Singers learn choral rehearsal and performance skills, how to read choral music and how to sing as a choir in unison. Primo performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. 

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

2018-19 Calendar


Primo 2018-19 Calendar

Announcements

Thanks for a great start to the year! We are grateful for the help and patience with the uniform fitting! Remember to purchase the white blouse from one of the online stores.  Please order this soon to ensure that it will be here in time for the concert.

  • December Rehearsal Venue Change

 

  • Concert tickets on sale now!
    • Tickets for the the December 8 Girl Choir concerts are now on sale. They can be purchased through the Lawrence University Box Office in-person, over the phone, and online.

Click here for more information.

 

  • The Academy apparel store is now open until 11:59 p.m. on November 18.
    • With the help of our friends from Eagle Graphics, we are proud to present our updated apparel store! Our store includes both general Academy apparel and ensemble apparel in various colors and styles. Orders should be shipped before the holiday season.

Click here for more information.

 

  • March Rehearsal Venue Change
    • Monday, March 18
    • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Lawrence Memorial Chapel

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

Girl Choir Handbook

Assignments

Homework for 10/15
  • Personal Practice: Review the A section of "Orpheus"
  • Reflection: We talked a lot about the point of view of different characters in stories and songs today.  As you are reading this week, pat attention to the point of view of characters in your stories.  Please share some examples next week.

Past Homework Assingments:

Homework for 10/8
  • Personal Practice: Continue to practice the words of "Orpheus"
  • Reflection: Which hand signs give me trouble? Practice these at home this week.

 

Homework for 10/1:
  • I am enjoying getting to know the students through singing and conversation! Also, I would like to thank you all for your timely drop off and pick up times!
  • Our personal practice for the week: Read the words in "Sweet Betsy" and "Orpheus" and look for sentences.
  • Reflection: How can music affect my mood?

 

Homework for 9/24:
  • Our personal practice for the week: review the hand sign chart
  • Reflection: try to remember one or two things about your neighbor in choir

 

2018-19 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

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
   
Concerts
 
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

  • Girls currently enrolled in Girl Choir will receive a recommendation from their conductor letting them know for which choir they will audition.

Primo/Allegretto
 
Monday, April 1, 2019 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 142

 

   
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 142
   
Capriccio/Arioso
 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 142

 

   
Monday, April 8, 2019 4:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 142
   
Cantabile
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 142

 

   
Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 142
   
Bel Canto
 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 146

 

   
Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Music and Drama Center
Room 142
   

Choir Materials

  • Primo singers must bring a three-ring binder and a sharpened pencil 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 at the cost of $10 plus tax.

Concert Uniform

  • A red jumper is provided by the Academy. Jumpers must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the jumper without permission from the Academy. There will be a fee assessment for the cost to repair or replace a damaged uniform. 
  • Each Primo singer will need to provide their own white, long-sleeved, peter pan collared blouse (click here for a list of places that sell them), 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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