Bel Canto | Grades 6-7-8
Enrollment for Full Season (Sept to May) opens May 1 - Enrollment for Spring Session (Jan to May) opens December 1
The Bel Canto level welcomes singers entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Bel Canto singers are required to make a full season commitment, though we do allow singers to join in January provided there is space. Bel Canto singers rehearse twice a week. At this level, balance is critical, and the repertoire, which is determined by the composition of the group, is more extensive and is performed throughout the year.
- Full Season: September to May - Registration for Full Season opens May 15 and closes October 15
- The first Bel Canto class of the Full 2018/19 Season is Tuesday, September 4
- Spring Session: January to May - Registration for Spring Session opens December 1 and closes February 15
- The first Bel Canto class of the 2018 Spring Session is Tuesday, January 8
Class Days and Locations:
Bel Canto singers rehearse twice a week.
- Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 pm*; Unitarian Universalist Church of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael
- Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:30 pm: Unitarian Universalist Church of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael
- * Bel Canto singers who participate in the Chanel chorus stay until 6:30 pm
Each session includes 2 or 3 outreach concerts, and ends with a Chorus-wide concert performance. 2018-2019 concert and performance dates are listed on our Events for Singers page. Register and pay tuition prior to class starting to confirm your space in the class.
Tuition and other fees for Bel Canto:
- $975 for the full season (Sept - May)
- $525 for the Spring session (Jan - May, depending on space)
- New member registration: $50 - This is a one-time charge for new members only
- Costuming fee: $95 - Covers the full-length, black performance dress and MGC polo shirt
- Choir families are responsible for purchasing event tickets to any performance they may wish to attend
- Separate participation fees are required for Bel Canto singers to attend the Fall retreat and any tours