(pictured) Bel Canto 2014-15
Bel Canto is the primer division of the Casper Children’s Chorale. This choir is for young singers in 2nd through 5th grade. Bel Canto rehearses at First Baptist Church, 514 South Beech, for one hour weekly, Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m., and presents one major concert a semester. They also sing smaller local performances for meetings and assisted living facilities. Bel Canto is directed by elementary music specialist Terry Schreckengost assisted by music educator and pianist Jennifer Cowell-DePaolo and music educator and vocalist Lisa Rich. Bel Canto presents an opportunity for young musicians to develop their voices, working with solfege, rhythm and movement activities, and canons and two part octavos. Membership fees for Bel Canto are $70 per semester. Auditions for Bel Canto are held in conjunction with those for the Casper Children’s Chorale. These auditions take place in the two weeks following their Mother’s Day Sunday Concert, 6:00 p.m.at the Wheeler Concert Hall on the Casper College Campus.