South Shore Children’s Chorus Opens Spring Program Registration

South Shore Children’s Chorus Advanced Choir students, image by Brad Dumont

Hanover, Quincy and Sharon campuses accepting new students beginning January 25

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Children’s Chorus (SSCC), the region’s training program for all young singers, announces open registration for its spring session at Quincy Point Congregational Church, 444 Washington Street, Quincy; Sharon Community Center, 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon; and at Laura’s Center for the Arts at the YMCA, 97 Mill Street, Hanover.  Five non-auditioned choirs welcome new singers beginning the last week of January, overseen by Founding Artistic Director Kirsten Oberoi.  Joyful, positive encouragement and an uplifting environment inspire choristers to learn and embrace confidence through their own voice.

SSCC’s Training Choir students, courtesy image

SSCC’s Training Choir engages students in grades K through 2 by developing their musicality and voices through song games, movement and listening. Choristers graduate from the Training Choir loving the use of their voices, confident in their sound, understanding pitch-matching skills, basic vocal technique and beginning ear training. The ensemble performs at annual SSCC performances and occasionally at community events. Training Choir meets weekly on Tuesdays in Sharon or Hanover, or on Wednesdays in Quincy. Singers are required to attend weekly rehearsals, as well as three All-Together rehearsals per semester on Sunday afternoons, combining all Training Choir campuses.

SSCC’s Intermediate Choir trains students in grades 3 through 6 to develop self-confidence through the medium of vocal music, learn musicianship skills, begin singing in two or three parts and solidify healthy vocal technique. Choristers graduate from the Intermediate Choir appreciating the warm and loving community cultivated in choir participation, as independent singers confident with the sound of their own voice, and the ability to follow music well. The ensemble performs at annual SSCC performances and community performances throughout the season.  Intermediate Choir meets weekly on Tuesdays in Sharon and Hanover, or on Wednesdays in Quincy. Singers are required to attend weekly rehearsals, as well as one All-Together rehearsal per month on Sunday afternoons, combining all Intermediate Choir campuses.

SSCC students in rehearsal, image by Brad Dumont

SSCC’s Advanced Choir allows students in grades 7 through 12 to engage in an honest and accepting community of passionate singers, develop sight-singing skills, sing challenging and unique repertoire and study vocal technique through performance and rehearsal of a variety of musical genres. Choristers graduate from the Advanced Choir as beautiful and kind humans and inspired choral leaders.  They are ready to participate in choirs at the professional or college level, and exemplify respectful behavior in a choral rehearsal, model advanced vocal technique and management, and demonstrate impressive sight-singing and music theory skills. As a premiere SSCC ensemble, the Advanced Choir performs at annual SSCC performances and community performances throughout the season.

South Shore Children’s Chorus was founded in 2016 by Quincy native Kirsten Oberoi.  SSCC debuted with choral classes for singers in grades pre-K through 9. The following season, SSCC founded its annual summer programs, and shortly after initiated an Advanced Choir serving high school singers in grades 8 to 12.  SSCC has collaboratively performed with many music organizations including The Treble Chorus of New England, Genesis Chamber SingersQuincy Choral Society and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.  In 2018, South Shore Children’s Chorus expanded to a second rehearsal site in Sharon, and launched its third campus in Hanover in 2021.

South Shore Children’s Chorus’s mission is to provide joyful music education and vocal training to students in South Shore communities and beyond. SSCC reveres the development and well-being of its students as a top priority, aiming to create a safe space and loving community for choristers to learn, grow and to find their own voice.  SSCC is passionate about access for all chorister students, regardless of financial circumstance or prior musical experience.  Need-based tuition assistance is available by application. 

SSCC is a South Shore founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit, led by staff who are deeply invested in the region’s community. SSCC’s staff and Board of Directors adhere to Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, implementing rehearsal policies and guidelines that support its in-person singing experience, singer engagement and Covid-19 mitigation.

For tuition and complete schedule details, to register, or for more information, visit southshorechildrenschorus.org, email Artistic Director Kirsten Oberoi at oberoi@sscchorus.org, or Managing Director Michelle McGrath at mcgrath@sscchorus.org, or follow South Shore Children’s Chorus on Facebook and Instagram.