Training Choir for Young Children
A fun junior choir for children 5 - 8 yrs
Thursdays 3:45 - 4:30pm with Tobias Cole
Our Training Choir gives young children the opportunity to be part of a group from an early age. The Training Choir performs fun and easy songs, and is the feeder choir for the Canberra Children’s Choir.
Music For Canberra believes strongly in the importance of performance in improving the self-confidence and musical ability of students of all ages. The Training Choir performs for families and friends at our concerts throughout the year, and at other events around Canberra if opportunities arise.
When & where does the choir rehearse?
Thursdays 3:45 – 4:30pm at Ainslie Arts Centre.
Joining the Training Choir
If you would like to join the training choir please have a look at the following key joining dates:
Week 1 of each term: New enrolments begin this week.
Week 5 of each term: Trial session outside of usual rehearsal – 3.15 – 3.45pm on the Thursday of week 5. Once you have attended this trial session you can join the choir from that week.
Week 10 of each term: Open rehearsal for anyone who is interested in starting the choir the next term.
To book into any of these sessions please complete a membership/enquiry form and note down the session you would like to attend or contact us on 02 6182 0030.
Do I need to audition for the Training Choir?
No – the Training Choir is a relaxed, non-auditioned choir.
What do I need to bring to Training Choir rehearsal?
Just yourself, and a plastic display folder for storing the sheet music which your conductor will hand out at the beginning of each term.
Choir Director: Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole is an award winning singer and conductor with a passion for quality ensemble performance and for creating pathways for children and adults to achieve this. He is a regular guest singer in one of Australia’s finest vocal groups, The Song Company and in 2014 established his own professional ensemble in Canberra, Clarion, to perform Evensong a monthly program in the National Portrait Gallery.
In 2013 he founded Turner Trebles primary school choir and, in 2014, Vocal Fry for high school students in the ANU Music Development Program. While he was artistic director of Canberra Choral Society (2011-2016) he invited Vocal Fry and Turner Trebles to perform in a number of programs, giving them the opportunity of working with an experienced chorus and professional orchestra and soloists. In 2016, with ArtsACT and Australia Council funding he established an opera company Handel in the Theatre to produce The Vow, his adaptation of Handel’s Jephtha.
Last year he produced Handel’s Esther, again with ArtsACT funding. As a singer he has performed principal roles with all the major Australian opera companies, including Opera Australia and has performed as a soloist throughout Australia and overseas.