The Charles River Children's Choir
As part of the Chorale's mission to provide music opportunities for children in the Metro West Region, the Chorale has decided to sponsor a children's choir. This group will be an independent non-profit organization to provide a place for childen to join together and learn how to perform and create music.
For the upcoming year, we will be working with the Millis Recreational Department to spread the word and generate interest. Please help us to spread this opportunity to everyone you know!
Lelia Tenreyro-Viana, Choir Director
Lelia Tenreyro-Viana is a professional vocalist, pianist, teacher, and conductor. She began her muusical career at the age of 7, as a member and soloist in the National Children's Chorus in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to New York in 1994 to pursue her studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where she was the recipient of several awards and scholarships.
Lelia's voice has been heard in operas, musical theater, jazz and choral ensambles, and television commercials. She has also performed extensively through Central and South America as a back-up singer to several Latin-American singer/songwriters.
Lelia was a teacher-in-residence for the "Choral Music Initiative," a program sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She moved to Massachusetts from New York 15 years ago, and lives with her husband and three children in Millis. She is currently the Director of Music Ministry at Saint Cecilia Church, in Ashland, MA. Choral music is Lelia's passion and she is thrilled for the opportunity to work with the children of the Charles River Children's Choir.
About the Children's Choir
The Charles River Children's Choir invites all children ages 5 - 13 from Millis and throughout the Metro West Region to join us in a new music program.
The Choir will meet weekly starting in January as we prepare for a performance in March. Each two hour rehearsal will be broken up into two sessions the first session for ages 5 - 9 and the second session for ages 10 - 13.
The Choir will learn how to read music, hear music and make music together. This program is sponsored by The Charles River Chorale, a 60 piece regional adult choir that performs a holiday and spring concert in Millis. The Children's Choir will be invited to sing with the CRC twice a year in addition to their stand alone concert.
This combined performance is a truly unique and very valuable opportunity for our children's musical education.
Rehearsal Space: Veterans Memorial Building, Room 21
Ages: 5 - 13
Dates: Tuesdays, 1/21-4/10 4:00-6:00 pm (13 weeks)