North Coast Singers prepare for new season


The San Diego North Coast Singers invites children and teenagers, grades 2-12, to join for the 2014/2015 season.

Placement auditions will take place Aug. 21 and 23 at SDNCS headquarters in the San Dieguito United Methodist Church in Encinitas. Enrollment by appointment will continue through Sept. 7.

The choir offers young people a lively and interactive choral education and performance opportunities. The program ignites their love of singing and creativity while helping develop individual voices, musical literacy, confidence, and leadership skills.

SDNCS affords its choristers unique opportunities to experience the stage through performances with prestigious regional companies such as the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, as well as taking part in national and international touring programs.

SDNCS nurtures the whole child and supports the development of each child’s artistic and human potential through the shared experience of inspired, joyful singing.

SDNCS serves more than a hundred boys and girls in four ensembles. Weekly rehearsals are held in Encinitas or Solana Beach. The program is tuition-based, but need-based scholarships are available.

• The beginning choir (Giocoso) welcomes any interested young singer in grades 2-4. Children of all levels and abilities are welcome with no prior experience.

• The intermediate choir (Brioso) welcomes singers in grades 4-7. Acceptance is based on pitch matching and the ability to learn an independent part. Basic music literacy skills are preferred but not required.

• The advance treble choir (Caprice), and the high school mixed choir (Capella) are selected by audition. Acceptance is based on intonation and tuning, music literacy, and the ability to hold a part; tone, vocal technique and range; attendance and effective participation at rehearsals; attitude; and overall contribution to the group.

To schedule a placement audition, email or call 760-944-1866. Visit