Students from the Gleeksman-Kohn Children's Choir perform at CHOP.
Gleeksman-Kohn Children’s Choir 

Open by Audition
Ages 8-14

The 2020-2021 season for the Gleeksman-Kohn Children’s Choir of Settlement Music School will focus solely on musical theatre. Six musicals have been selected that will take the singers through the Golden Age of music theatre to the 21st century. For each musical, the singers will hear its story, learn the history, watch some productions, learn the songs, and then perform what they have learned, maybe even with a few dance steps.

How can this happen in a season where the learning and performing will be virtual? Each Branch Choir will have a weekly virtual session that will focus on one musical at a time. Singers will learn select songs; choose their favorite character; create appropriate costumes; and ultimately come together via frequent virtual performance experiences that will be shared with the families, friends and fans of the singers. Since there will be six musicals to study this season that also means there will be six performance experiences to enjoy! This program will also invite guest artists throughout the season to perform and share their stage experiences.

The weekly schedule: 
– Monday for the Willow Grove Branch Choir
– Tuesday for the Wynnefield Branch Choir
– Wednesday for the Germantown Branch Choir
– Friday for the Mary Louise Curtis Branch Choir

All singers (Junior Singers – 3rd grade/8 years old to 5th grade; Senior Singers – 6th grade and older with treble voices) will log into their session promptly at 5 p.m. and work together until 5:50 p.m. At that point, the Senior Singers will have a 10-minute break and rejoin the session at 6 p.m. to continue a practice on more advanced projects until 6:30 p.m. Printed music and resources will be available when needed.

The six musicals for the 2020-2021 season: 

Oklahoma  – 1943

-Rehearsal / Study calendar block: September 21 to November 2
-Virtual Video Performance at 6 p.m. for each Branch Choir the week of November 2

West Side Story – 1957

-Rehearsal / Study calendar block: November 2 to December 7
-Virtual Video Performance at 6 p.m. for each Branch Choir the week of December 7

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 1973

-Rehearsal / Study calendar block: December 7, 2020 to February 1, 2021
-Virtual Video Performance at 6 p.m. for each Branch Choir the week of February 1

The Wiz – 1974

-Rehearsal / Study calendar block: February 2 to March 8
-Virtual Video Performance at 6 p.m. for each Branch Choir the week of March 8th

The Lion King – 1997 on Broadway

-Rehearsal / Study calendar block: March 8 to April 26
-Virtual Video Performance at 6 p.m. for each Branch Choir the week of April 26

Hamilton – 2015

-Rehearsal / Study calendar block: April 26 to May 31
-Virtual Video Performance at 6 p.m. for each Branch Choir the week  of May 31 to June 7

Tuition:

  • Junior Singers: $375
  • Senior Singers: $510 
  • Financial Aid is available