New Perspectives, Season 56, 2019–2020

Educational Outreach

Example school assembly Schola Cantorum offers a free enrichment assembly program for 5th graders, entitled “What is a Chorus?” The 40-60 minute program uses 16 Schola adult choristers to demonstrate the four vocal voices — soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone — singing separately and together in harmony.

We use a variety of singing styles from classical music songs to spirituals, chosen for their appeal to the fifth grade age group. Several of the selections have a tie-in with 5th grade US History curriculum. An essential part of the program is that it is participatory for the students, who will have the opportunity to experience first hand the joy of choral singing through familiar rounds like “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” Our program may be customized by the school to best fit its needs. For further information or to schedule a Schola Cantorum school assembly, please contact the office at (650) 254‑1700 or