Genesee Valley Children’s Choir of Livingston County sings a variety of classical, folk, secular and sacred literature. Under the direction of Amy Cochrane, the choir, consisting of children ages 6-18, seeks to provide an opportunity in Livingston County to participate in high-quality and culturally enriching musical experiences for the benefit of the children and the community.
The performance schedule varies with the season, but usually three or four appearances can be expected in local nursing homes, churches, and sporting events. We are proud of our performances with Rochester Oratorio Society of Jenkins’ The Peacemakers as well as other notable concerts with the RPO of The Snowman, The Bear and The Grinch that Stole Christmas; Finger Lakes Opera’s La Boheme, Carmen and Tosca; Rochester Lyric Opera’s children’s opera productions, premieres of works by McClure and others, John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Carmina Burana, Faure Requiem with Geneseo’s Festival Chorus. GVCC has also performed with the Early Music Festival and for Geneseo Days and Sparta’s Old-Fashioned Days.
Rehearsals & Auditions
Our rehearsals begin with younger singers (Angels: Grades 1-4) meeting from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Older, more advanced singers (Treble Makers: Grades 5-12) rehearse with the Angels (from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.) and on their own from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. We are excited to announce that we will be meeting for the 2023/2024 season in Avon or Geneseo (location TBD). Our winter performance will be held on December 16, 2023*. The fall/winter session runs from September through December and the spring session is January through June. The first rehearsal of fall session is Saturday, September 16.
Do you know a child who can’t get enough music? Auditions for both our younger and older groups will be held August 22 and 29 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Sign-ups for auditions are now available: https://forms.gle/9cbAJ473CLxihpEZA. Children who are auditioning must sign up for a 30-minute time lot and can leave when they are done. For children in grades 5-12, please prepare up to a one-minute song for the audition and please bring piano/accompaniment sheet music, a headshot and resume. For children in grades 1-4, please be prepared to sign Happy Birthday.
No experience required!
Check the calendar page for details. *dates subject to change.
The Genesee Valley Children’s Choir was founded in 2010 with the help of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization program administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. The group continues to seek grants and contributions so the choir may continue to be offered free of charge or at the very least with only a minimal contributions from singers’ families. The goal is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to this high-quality and culturally-enriching music experience. If you know of grants we might apply for, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org