Age Requirement: Girls entering 5th - 8th Grades
Eligibility Requirements: Excellent intonation
Includes multi-level theory training
Prepares singers for our top ensemble: Bravura!
All singers are required to participate in an audition. Since singers at this level are young, auditions for Ragazze are run in a non-intimidating and relaxed format. Singers do not need to prepare anything for the audition. Spirito's Artistic Director will lead singers through a brief vocalization and theory placement assessment. Auditions last fifteen minutes.
Training and Performance Ensemble
Spirito’s youngest singers belong to the Ragazze Ensemble. Ragazze voices develop rapidly through their training in the chorus, and their musicianship is cultivated through weekly music theory education as they prepare for advancement into Bravura. Ragazze performs as a standalone ensemble at major concerts.
Listen to Ragazze
What a Wonderful World, Words & Music by Weiss & Thiele, Arr. by Brymer
Bashana Haba' ah, Lyrics by Ehud Manor, Music by Nurit Hirsch, Arr. by John Leavitt
Ring Silver Bells, Arr. by Audrey Snyder
Peace on Earth ... and lots of little crickets, Music by Paul Carey
Hebrew Rounds for Peace, Arr. by Nancy Grundahl
Simple Song from "Mass", By Leonard Bernstein
Tuesday 5:15 – 6:30 pm or 6:45 – 8:00 pm
Christ Church, 501 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook
Concerts and Service - Spirito Ragazze will perform at the Spirito Spring concerts in June
Ragazze offers singers an academic based choral experience. The multi-level curriculum includes the study and development of choral artistry, vocal technique, music theory, and performing style. As part of their weekly time with the Ragazze ensemble, singers receive thirty minutes of dedicated music theory instruction. Choral repertoire is rehearsed with the full ensemble, while theory instruction is implemented in smaller groups. Each theory level has its own instructor. Assessment of each singer determines her placement in one of three theory levels to best meet her needs.
Tuition: $450 for Spring semester
$50 Music Deposit Fee
Financial Aid is available based on economic need.