Changes for GVCC

Dear GVCC Parents and Students:

We wanted to communicate a few big changes that will be happening with Grand Valley Children’s Choir for the 2017-2018 season.  After directing for the past 6 years, Dazie Kirtland and Danielle Behrens will be stepping down as the directors of Grand Valley Children’s Choir.  Dazie and her family will be moving from the state in the coming months and Danielle recently received a promotion at work that will be demanding much more of her time. 

Although we will miss the students, we are very excited to be passing this program onto Maddie McBride and Ian McGuire as the new directors!  Maddie has been the Assistant Director for the GVCC for the past 5 years and she has her BA in Music Education from Colorado Mesa University. She is also a former Grand Valley Children’s Choir member! Her new co-director, Ian McGuire, is a Colorado native and he in his final year of working toward his Bachelors of Music in Elective Studies in Business from Colorado Mesa University. Under their leadership, we have full confidence that the program will continue to thrive and fulfil the mission of promoting a life-long love of music for the students who participate.

We have sincerely enjoyed our time with GVCC and we are so thankful for the opportunity you gave us to teach your children!

Maddie will be sending out an email in August inviting the returning students back to choir and providing details about the 2017-2018 season so please be on the lookout for that.  In the meantime, if you have any questions you can reach her via email at gvcchoir@gmail.com .

Thanks,

Dazie Kirtland and Danielle Behrens

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CCD Concert – November 14

On Monday, November 14th, Colorado Mesa University Vocal Arts Ensemble will perform alongside the Grand Valley Children’s Choir and vocalists selected from over 20 high schools statewide. The concert is an annual event sponsored by CMU and brings together over 130 voices, many of whom go on to major in music at colleges and universities across the country.

The CCD High School Select Choir will be directed by guest conductor, Dr. Sandra Snow from Michigan State University. Dr. Snow holds appointments in conducting and music education at the MSU College of Music where she interacts with undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of conducting, choral pedagogy and choral singing. She also travels extensively guest conducting all-state and honor choirs and holding residencies with singers of all ages.

Colorado Mesa University Vocal Arts Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Monte Atkinson and the Grand Valley Children’s Choir is under the direction of Dazie Kirtland and Danielle Behrens. The Colorado Choral Directors’ 26th Annual Select Choir Concert will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday, November 14th in the Grand Junction High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $5 adults/seniors, $3 students.

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Auditions for 2016-2017 Season

AUDITIONS for the 2016-2017 Season:

4th and 5th grade students are eligible to audition. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for prospective members at 7pm on Thursday, Sept 8th in the Redlands Middle School Cafeteria.  This is where you will sign your child up for an audition time.  Auditions will be held on Saturday, Sept 10th by appointment.

 

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Auditions for the 2015-2016 Season

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AUDITIONS for the 2015-2016 Season: 4th and 5th grade students are eligible to audition. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for prospective members at 7pm on Thursday, Sept 10th in the Redlands Middle School Cafeteria.  This is where you will sign your child up for an audition time.  Auditions will be held on Saturday, Sept 12th by appointment.

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Spring Concert

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GRAND JUNCTION, CO – The Grand Valley Children’s Choir will present their spring concert at 4 p.m. on March 8, 2015 at the Central High School Auditorium. The concert will feature a variety of music performed by children in 4th to 7th grade, including classical music, folk songs and jazz arrangements. The concert will also feature guest vocalist, Maddie Taylor. Tickets will be available at the door, $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.

The Grand Valley Children’s Choir (GVCC) is a complimentary group of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. It is an auditioned choir made up of 55 children from across the Grand Valley. The Directors are Dazie Kirtland and Danielle Behrens.

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CCD Concert

WHAT: COLORADO CHORAL DIRECTOR’S SELECT CHOIR CONCERT

WHERE: Grand Junction High School Auditorium

WHEN: Monday, November 10; 7:30 pm ADMISSION: $5 adults/seniors, $3 students

ANNUAL STATEWIDE HONOR CHOIR TO PERFORM WITH COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY CHOIR AND GRAND VALLEY CHILDREN’S CHOIR

On Monday, November 10th, Colorado Mesa University Chamber Choir will perform alongside the Grand Valley Children’s Choir and vocalists selected from over 20 high schools statewide. The concert is an annual event sponsored by CMU and brings together over 130 voices, many of whom go on to major in music at colleges and universities across the country. The CCD High School Select Choir will be directed by guest conductor, Dr. Leila Heil from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. Colorado Mesa University Chamber Choir is under the direction of Dr. Monte Atkinson and the Grand Valley Children’s Choir is under the direction of Dazie Kirtland , Danielle Behrens and Maddie Taylor. The Colorado Choral Director’s Select Choir Concert will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday, November 10 in the Grand Junction High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $5 adults/seniors, $3 students.

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Rehearsals start this week

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for GVCC this year, we had a great turn out!  We have made our selections and sent emails out to every person who auditioned.  Please call or email us if you did not hear back.  970-985-5898 or gvcchoir@gmail.com

Rehearsals begin THIS Thursday, Sept 11 at 6:30pm -7:45pm. 

Parents need to plan to attend a short parent meeting during the first part of rehearsal. 

 

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